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Old 06-20-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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So I'm in Walmart, I need a gas can for the lawnmower, they have one furiously overpriced for ten bucks and if I tried to go somewhere else I'd be driving for half an hour so I buy it.

And what do I find but a complicated, balky, uncooperative, nonworking locking mechanism on the spout.
It wouldn't pour but it did a great job of leaking gas all over the mower.

Is this what we have to have today?
Is there anyplace I can just buy a gas jug with a cap on the spout?

And more to the point, what has happened to us that we let people do things like this to us? Or more to the point, what has happened to YOU, because I don't choose to cooperate.

Dammit.

S
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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And what do I find but a complicated, balky, uncooperative, nonworking locking mechanism on the spout.
It wouldn't pour but it did a great job of leaking gas all over the mower.

S
I hate those dirn new gas cans! Go out to Agri Supply in Garner and buy you a nice metal can without all that junk
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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I don't use a gas can I have a cheapo $6 hand pump and I just pump gas right into my equipment. Course it only works for 4-stroke power equipment. Takes a few seconds, but way better than storing gas that just gets old and stale.

Multi-Use Transfer Pump
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Do a search for Flo-n-Go or JerryPump. They are basically the red gas cans where the flexible pouring spout has been replaced with a pump, hose and nozzel like at a gas station. Some are for regular gas, others designed to mix oil and gas.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Looks like it's a law passed by Congress that gave us those crummy type cans.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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I mean really, can we have the legislators who do these kinds of things beaten or something?

It's only going to get worse if we don't. If they had the sense to realize what a bad idea this was, they would have had the sense at the time the legislation came along.

And you want improved safety, here's your improved safety: How many other people are just going from the jug to a funnel on the tank? That's safer than the old nozzle, for sure.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Is this what we have to have today?
Walmart sells the push and twist, and it does leak. Return it. You want the one with a switch on the left side.

What you want is in the link below ( it does come with a spout, it just isn't shown)


Shop Blitz 1.25-Gallon Plastic Gas Can at Lowes.com

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Is there anyplace I can just buy a gas jug with a cap on the spout?
On Ebay only, But they cost more than the new ones.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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Well. that takes care of the crummy design but the insult and the inconvenience remains.

Maybe what I need is a watering can. I saw some appropriate ones at Target....

S
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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Thank stupid people like this;
Picture: Gas can in child safety seat, not child | ksdk.com
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