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Dear Safety Nazis
« on: December 26, 2013, 09:35:03 AM »
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 09:38:47 AM »
I can not STAND those new gas can designs. HATE them.
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 09:45:17 AM »
Fuck those EPA cans.




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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 09:53:23 AM »
Ugh, I hate those things too.

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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 09:57:19 AM »
The fords from about 2010 on have NO GAS CAP!   :facepalm:  You can't even use a gas can to refill them without a special adapter.  I see ZERO advantage to this idiotic design other then the morons that drive off without it.  I'm sure this has been a terrible blow to the aftermarket gas cap people.
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 10:02:47 AM »
Fuck those EPA cans.




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have you ever tried to use one? they suck, specially trying to fill them!
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 10:05:47 AM »
So the plastic jerry can with the green lid thing, I have not seen them. What's the deal?
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 10:23:49 AM »




have you ever tried to use one? they suck, specially trying to fill them!


It's been a few years.  I guess they've ruined them too?


Well, the race cans are just a wide open 3 inch mouth so that's the way to go.

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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 10:40:01 AM »
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Get out the hacksaw and cut off that bitch.
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 10:55:18 AM »




have you ever tried to use one? they suck, specially trying to fill them!


It's been a few years.  I guess they've ruined them too?


Well, the race cans are just a wide open 3 inch mouth so that's the way to go.

the safety cans have gone so far as they are almost unusable IMO. Never filled one without a spill and they no longer have a vent so pouring out of them is a glug, glug, glug affair. total PIA!
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 11:22:52 AM »

the safety cans have gone so far as they are almost unusable IMO. Never filled one without a spill and they no longer have a vent so pouring out of them is a glug, glug, glug affair. total PIA!



You're doing it wrong.  The spouts on the safety cans are vented so that they flow smoothly.  The trick is to make sure the spout is pulled out as far as it can go (getting gas all over your hands), then make sure the vent assembly spring is working (getting more gas on your hands).

If so, pour but use the edge of the tank's opening to push the safety nozzle's foreskin back so it vents.

If the vent assembly isn't working properly, remove the spout (getting more gas on your hands) and fuss around with it until you fly into a homicidal rage and light a match to the whole thing.  Make sure your gas-soaked hands are nowhere near the flames.  You'll thank me for that bit of advice, BTW.


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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2013, 11:23:12 AM »
I'm wondering here, is it the safety nazis or the environmental nazis?  :headscratch:
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2013, 11:33:44 AM »
Y'all are doing it wrong. 

Cordless drill and boring bit.  Drill the whole 'effin' mess out.  Don't lose the end cap though.  If venting is an issue, use the tried and true "Nail as vent" trick.

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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2013, 11:38:46 AM »

the safety cans have gone so far as they are almost unusable IMO. Never filled one without a spill and they no longer have a vent so pouring out of them is a glug, glug, glug affair. total PIA!




You're doing it wrong.  The spouts on the safety cans are vented so that they flow smoothly.  The trick is to make sure the spout is pulled out as far as it can go (getting gas all over your hands), then make sure the vent assembly spring is working (getting more gas on your hands).

If so, pour but use the edge of the tank's opening to push the safety nozzle's foreskin back so it vents.

If the vent assembly isn't working properly, remove the spout (getting more gas on your hands) and fuss around with it until you fly into a homicidal rage and light a match to the whole thing.  Make sure your gas-soaked hands are nowhere near the flames.  You'll thank me for that bit of advice, BTW.


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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2013, 11:49:20 AM »
Heres what you need.

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Cycle gear has them in 2.5 gal and 5 gal.
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2013, 11:49:56 AM »
Heres what you need.

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Cycle gear has them in 2.5 gal and 5 gal.


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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2013, 11:57:20 AM »
Heres what you need.

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Cycle gear has them in 2.5 gal and 5 gal.


 that is what I use at home, unfortunately OSHA says I have to use the metal ones at work
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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2014, 05:51:29 PM »

the safety cans have gone so far as they are almost unusable IMO. Never filled one without a spill and they no longer have a vent so pouring out of them is a glug, glug, glug affair. total PIA!



You're doing it wrong.  The spouts on the safety cans are vented so that they flow smoothly.  The trick is to make sure the spout is pulled out as far as it can go (getting gas all over your hands), then make sure the vent assembly spring is working (getting more gas on your hands).

If so, pour but use the edge of the tank's opening to push the safety nozzle's foreskin back so it vents.

If the vent assembly isn't working properly, remove the spout (getting more gas on your hands) and fuss around with it until you fly into a homicidal rage and light a match to the whole thing.  Make sure your gas-soaked hands are nowhere near the flames.  You'll thank me for that bit of advice, BTW.

Doesn't work worth a damn for lawn mowers. I just unscrew the top and pour it into the mower tank. I leave the slightly damp can out with the spout back on and let it dry while I mow.

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Re: Dear Safety Nazis
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 08:30:54 AM »
I have a bunch of the new ones that you have to slide the switch to pour. I ripped the switch out with a pair of snips, then drilled a hole on the back where the vent would go (can tell by the sudden flat area that has been reinforced) and put a valve stem with the core removed. Instant, seal-able vent.