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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

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That is how they are designed. Cap you tank at a median temp and you should not vent tank regardless.
I think he's talking about the can, not the tank. I have the same problem.

Question: How do I go about choosing the temperature when I seal up my gas can?
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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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Keeping your cans enclosed in covers of a light-colored fabric (plastic fuel cans should be protected from long-term UV exposure, anyway) can go a long way towards mitigating that problem...
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So I am not only one that is scratching my head with these new gas cans? I never spilled a drop with old gas cans with just a tube. These new ones with the lock and compression mechanism have caused spills that never happened..

This is government incompetence at the highest level. Curious, has anyone sued the government over the environment damage being caused by these gas cans?

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I have a cheap 5 gallon one, that you have to kind of push down on the spout to get it to pour, and it works great. No more spilled gas! I have no idea what brand it is, as it was the last one left and had no labels or anything on it, and may have been a return as it did smell like gas when I got it, but I needed it and did not want to run to another store. I got it at Job Lots, and it was around $15.
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LOL Paul, the description says "Our durable Summit® plastic utility jugs hold your favorite liquid."
Right, it is "all in the wrist". Another case of "we have to do something".
Even if it is counter productive!!

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So I am not only one that is scratching my head with these new gas cans? I never spilled a drop with old gas cans with just a tube. These new ones with the lock and compression mechanism have caused spills that never happened..

This is government incompetence at the highest level. Curious, has anyone sued the government over the environment damage being caused by these gas cans? "

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+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.
Been there. I absolutely hate these new gas cans
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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

I've had to transfer fuel from 5-gallon jugs at sea more times than I can remember. A siphon is my first choice, but I can use a flexible spout without spilling a drop, too. Those new spouts seem best at spewing diesel all over the deck. Whoever invented (mandated) those achieved exactly the opposite result they wanted...unless the object was to increase the amount of fuel oil in the ocean.
If I ever find the guy whose idea this was...well, I doubt any jury would convict me!

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Re: "Safe" gasoline containers

I want to thank Benesailor for his recommendation of the Scepter cans. I ordered 2 of them on Amazon for $35 shipping included. They came today and are exactly what I wanted- well, almost- the spouts aren't flexible, but they're well-made, vented, no BS gas cans.

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