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Worst thread ever.
Definitely one of the whiniest threads ever.
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Definitely one of the whiniest threads ever.
Politics from some, name calling from others. Yes, near worst thread ever.

Anyone care to produce the science around these new spouts, which should support whichever position one likes to take? Hard to find, isn't it.


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Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!

Sanctimony..love it

Only reason I have ever hear during its development is what I have read on the internet
Having to do with vapors in the atmosphere from the open vents. Frankly that didn't make sense

I saw nothing about safety or spills


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the issue with the work around of using the old spouts on the new container is no vent to allow back pressure with the "new" cans sans vents.
The replacement "for water only" spout kits come with said vent that you snap in after drilling a hole for it.


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Beware of using water containers for gasoline. Yes, they work. I know a charter skipper who was tickled pink when I found him some 15-gallon "water" tanks to carry extra fuel, free.
But water tanks, gasoline tanks, diesel tanks, are all made from different plastics. The water tanks should be food safe, but they won't withstand the solvents in gasoline. They'll harden and crack way faster than gasoline cans. Similar problems with diesel, the plastic is specifically designed to resist the fuel.
Gasoline, btw, is a witches brew of some 60 components including butane, heptane, other gasses and high end solvents, not just the naphtha base. In a pinch, sure, anything will do. But in the long term? You want a real gasoline can from a manufacturer who does't just "make 'em red" for that. A crack in an aging gasoline can can really ruin your day.
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Has anybody read the science behind why we have these new cans?
No I haven't. Got a link? Not too lazy to look, my internet here is dead slow.

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No I haven't. Got a link? Not too lazy to look, my internet here is dead slow.
Nope. That's my point. Doesn't seem anyone supporting the need for these cans has either.

I'm always amazed by how many people are willing to be lemmings and not understand the issues from the facts.

Maybe the facts are, in fact, compelling. I've never heard them. Until then, I remain suspicious based on my own experience and observation.
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Beware of using water containers for gasoline. Yes, they work. I know a charter skipper who was tickled pink when I found him some 15-gallon "water" tanks to carry extra fuel, free.
But water tanks, gasoline tanks, diesel tanks, are all made from different plastics. The water tanks should be food safe, but they won't withstand the solvents in gasoline. They'll harden and crack way faster than gasoline cans. Similar problems with diesel, the plastic is specifically designed to resist the fuel.
Gasoline, btw, is a witches brew of some 60 components including butane, heptane, other gasses and high end solvents, not just the naphtha base. In a pinch, sure, anything will do. But in the long term? You want a real gasoline can from a manufacturer who does't just "make 'em red" for that. A crack in an aging gasoline can can really ruin your day.
might be true but mine have been going strong for years....

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..... You want a real gasoline can from a manufacturer who does't just "make 'em red" for that. A crack in an aging gasoline can can really ruin your day.
Other than color, how are these portable containers/cans different?
What makes a 'real' gasoline different?
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Soo.... "Progress implies change, but not vice versa. Not all change is progressive." Kevin
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