Nope. That's my point. Doesn't seem anyone supporting the need for these cans has either.No I haven't. Got a link? Not too lazy to look, my internet here is dead slow.
might be true but mine have been going strong for years....snokid-
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.
Actually I do buy and use a quality bottom paint, at least its as good a quality that can be had now days, but its certainly a pale imitation of what we used in former days, all due to a federal bureaucracy that ignores common sense and elevates stupidity to an entirely new heights. Which is exactly what this piece is about is it not? So now tell me, exactly how does your sanctimonious blather fit in?Now the government enters it? Please give me a break . Every answer to everything can not be a political statement
Maybe if you spent the money listened to others recommendations and bought a quality bottom paint you wouldn't have the issue.
Both of your comments had nothing to do with gear review.Excuse me?? Your post #53 said
"Maybe you could list a few examples of how the government doesn't intrude on our lives?"
My post (#54) as well as Chef's were in direct response to that, asking you keep your comments on topic (meaning gear and maintenance), rather than the intrusion of government into our lives which is what you are talking about in your post.
Of course they are, other than the color.When I bough the Scepter cans a few years ago ( directly from Scepter ) I was told by them that materials for gas and water cans are same.
difference in water and fuel cans - Expedition Portal