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FloridaBoy 10-16-2016 06:09 PM

New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 
Just had to get it out! These new government mandated fuel spouts suck! Whether diesel or gas, it don't matter. Supposed to keep you from spilling fuel and keep kids safe. Well, kids don't drink gas out of 5 gallon cans, they drink it out of coke bottles. And, I've spilled more frigging gas since these pieces of poop were introduced. It is a real nightmare. They are next to impossible to use. I have a brand new gas can I bought before Matthew came and today I was trying to fill generator for storage and I was spilling it everywhere. The spout sticks -AArrrrgghhhhh! I did some research online and I see there are many who are of the same mind. Luckily some smart guys are making money by selling"pre 1999 only, replacement spouts". Can't buy them for a lot of states but... you can buy the "water can spout" which is the same damn thing but since it's sold as a water can spout you can get it instead of, does the same durn thing! I love America! We need less government, for sure. Do you think the guys who came up with that spout law ever poured any kind of fuel into a tank? I doubt it. Well, that's what I think, ladies and gentlemen. Kevin

RichH 10-16-2016 06:35 PM

Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 
Get yourself a polyethylene SIPHON:
https://www.amazon.com/Action-Pump-P...ds=siphon+fuel
OR even
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...PKE7B9RRYCBWJ3
OR even
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...6R8BWS3ZWTA7WR

... and you're correct in that probably 1000s of times the amount of fuel vapor has entered the atmosphere in compared to simple old-fashioned spouts due to these inane and dangerous 'CARB' spouts.

eherlihy 10-16-2016 07:07 PM

Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 
I gotta agree. I've spilled more fuel with these damned spouts than with the old fashioned kind.

I keep my favorite 1 gallon gasoline container (for the 2-stroke outboard), that has a snap-lid vent AND a snap-lid spout in my spare propane locker.
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE1Mlg5Nj..._id=8800005007

Rhapsody-NS27 10-16-2016 07:57 PM

Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 
how about a shaker siphon? I haven't used one before but it's been recommended to me by others.

https://www.amazon.com/Jiggler-Shake...=shaker+siphon

Eder 10-16-2016 08:17 PM

Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 
just bought a large funnel and pour with no spout at all...messier than before but the best I can do

Arcb 10-16-2016 08:28 PM

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I use a little siphon pump, it's a bit slower but way easier and I don't spill a drop. They're only about $10. Depending what you are fueling they may not be ideal for all situations.

chip 10-16-2016 08:34 PM

Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 

chuck53 10-16-2016 08:51 PM

Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 
Next time I buy a new can, it's going to be that no spill model from Amazon.

killarney_sailor 10-16-2016 09:26 PM

Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 
I am a big fan of jiggle syphons. They work very well and you don't spill.

wsmurdoch 10-16-2016 09:28 PM

Re: New fuel spouts SUCK!!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chip (Post 3700826)

The video in the one star Customer Review shows the cap being easily knocked off the threaded opening in the jug. Has this been fixed?

https://www.amazon.com/review/R23WPM...wasThisHelpful and scroll up.


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