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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

The biggest problem with the new containers comes when they sit in the sun for several hours. The gas expands, the can resembles a balloon, and you must looses the cap and allow those explosive vapors to escape. Then, after tightening the cap, the sun goes down, the temperature falls, and the plastic can caves in like it was stepped on by the Jolly Green Giant. Totally idiotic.

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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

+4 on siphons .... and flex spouts too.

Imagine balancing 5 gallons of diesel fuel (about 40 lbs,) or 5 gallons of gasoline (about 35 lbs.) directly on top of a flimsy CARB nozzle; and, then wonder why these CARB nozzles only 'work' one time.
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Scepter Fuel Cans are the best. I Bought a few from Amazon a few years ago. They were approve to carry on planes as extra fuel. They won't explode even in a burning fire.
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The biggest problem with the new containers comes when they sit in the sun for several hours. The gas expands, the can resembles a balloon, and you must looses the cap and allow those explosive vapors to escape. Then, after tightening the cap, the sun goes down, the temperature falls, and the plastic can caves in like it was stepped on by the Jolly Green Giant. Totally idiotic.

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That is how they are designed. Cap you tank at a median temp and you should not vent tank regardless.
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There for many siphon devices on the market, they all work well supposedly before they all wrap up in the package.

Be the time you need it, they all curved up and pain in the butt to get them stay put at the bottom of the tank. I prefer the one that has a straight rigid pick up hose.
One may tie a short straight stick to the end that goes into the fuel can to maintain a ridgid suction end. I've not had to do that yet, but it is relatively unbreakable.
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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

Absolutely agree.

We, sailors, are great when it comes to improvisation. Refueling at the dock or at anchorage is easy. However, when refueling short handed and during passage, a simple task becomes a nightmare. LOL.

I prefer this one:

I store it in the propane locker at stern.
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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

The new cans are designed to keep all the harmful vapours in (much like the system in your car is) however, as the people making these cans are building and designing them as cheaply as possible.. you always wind up making a mess and even MORE vapours are released because of the spilled fuel.

I give it a 50/50 on both the industry and the government for the bad idea and it's implementation
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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

Like others, I spilled more gas on the ground than ever before, what a waste. So, now you have to call them "utility containers" or such, how PC:

Summit Racing® Utility Jugs SUM-G7988 - SummitRacing.com

Works perfectly, a person has to learn how to adapt, mine came with a screw on spout.

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Like others, I spilled more gas on the ground than ever before, what a waste. So, now you have to call them "utility containers" or such, how PC:
LOL Paul, the description says "Our durable Summit® plastic utility jugs hold your favorite liquid."
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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

rockdawg's right, the scepter military fuel cans (not the ones they make for wal-mart) are the best for travel. virtually indestructible. much better than the old steel jerry cans. I just like the fact that i don't have to worry about them leaking, even if they take a big hit. The spouts work well too. The only problem is finding them. In the states you can pay as much as $200 for them. Much cheaper in canada (where they are made).

There is no equal.

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