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Pet Peeve, Gas cans. Let's fix it!

svk

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Oct 19, 2009
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Check out my prized cans. One on left: brand new, unused 1980's can bought @ flea market last year for $8.

Center can nearly new, obtained a few years ago. Traded two pos new style 5 gal cans for it to an unsuspecting victim.

One on the right i've owned over 20 years currently semi retired/show piece.
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My older plastic cans have the solid plastic neck like these and are in great shape. The newer ones with the flex neck have all broken much earlier.
 
rarefish383

rarefish383

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My buddy gets these plastic jugs at work for free. He's a printer and they throw them in the recycle bin when done. Heavy plastic. I've been using them for my Mix (because you can see at a glance that you have mixed, mix) for years. The only problem was no vent, so pouring into smaller cans was a pain, and slow. Thanks for the ideas. The tire valve and the plastic snap both look like good fixes, Joe.

 
ETpilot

ETpilot

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East Texas
I saw the gas can problem coming. So I stocked up on the good old cans. I have a few cans that I use now. And a few new cans just waiting to be used. I don't think I need to buy another can for many years, if ever.
 
pweber

pweber

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Maryland
I got a 5-gallon Justrite can for Christmas last year and love it. I can get every last drop of gas in the riding mower and not get a drop on the asphalt. I like it so much that I have a one-gallon can on the way to use for gas/oil mix. They're $55-$60 on Amazon and worth every penny.
 
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