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Old 09-14-2015, 06:51 AM   #43
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The main thing I didn't like was how slowly the gas flowed. Mine all have vents now and I eliminated the clumsy on/off spouts.

Working well for me.

Slow flow rates were intentional. The slower you pour the less you spill when you accidentally overfill whatever it is you're gassing up.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:57 PM   #44
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Slow flow rates were intentional. The slower you pour the less you spill when you accidentally overfill whatever it is you're gassing up.
Right. And if I have a larger tank to fill, like the outboard motor tank I have to extend run time for my generators, I have a "new model" gas can that has a larger fill opening to fill tanks with a larger opening faster. The nozzle fits in the larger fill opening for the external tank very nicely and I have total control over the flow and shut-off, and haven't spilled a drop while filling the tank quickly.

I read some of the reviews for this particular gas can I'm talking about where folks have tried to use the larger fill nozzle with a lawnmower, but it would be more appropriate for a lawn tractor.

I have a small 1 gallon can for small tanks of my generator that are just under a gallon, with an appropriate nozzle and flow rate. I've splashed a little gas around, but no real spills.
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:54 AM   #45
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One of the best gas cans is the "Jerry can". It was developed back in the late '30s by the Germans. I recently bought one at FleetFarm which is a Midwest chain.
Swiss Link Wavian NATO 20 Liter Jerry Gas Can - Mills Fleet Farm



Here's a link to a Wikipedia article on the history of the Jerry can:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerrycan

YouTube video of Jerry can test:
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And for those youngin's trying to read this, it got the name "Jerry can" because a nickname for the Germans was "Jerry".

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I have a couple Jerry cans on the back of my Jeep. They are better than nothing.
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I have just used my wavian jerry can for the first time today and I absolutely love it. It comes with a spill proof nozzle but Wavian actually makes a really good one that is very well vented and has a high rate of flow. emptying the 5 gallons of gas into my RV was just like sitting at the pump and went smoothly. I spilled not a single drop of gas either in filling the jerry can, transporting it or filling my RV up with it. There is no smell or gas sloshing around as the tank is 100% sealed. I'm totally going to order a second one once I have the money saved up. I got mine at Billings Army Navy Home
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I may have to revisit this video. I recently bought new fuel containers and broke the spring in all of them trying to get them to pour. Adult proof containers are NOT funny!
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I may have to revisit this video. I recently bought new fuel containers and broke the spring in all of them trying to get them to pour. Adult proof containers are NOT funny!
Life is too short and gasoline too dangerous to mess with the new CARB containers mostly designed and made by some halfwit in china. At least that was my thinking when I bought the NATO standard jerry can. I was not at all disappointed and it even exceeded my expectations. make sure it's a wavian branded jerry can though. there are cheap chinese knockoffs out there that are dangerous. You can spot them by the cheap spot welding and the fact that the main weld around the center of the tank is not inside of a recessed seam.

before I bought this thing the plastic containers I had to work with would not seal at all and sloshed gas around everywhere when transporting in the truck and the spout was also pretty useless and spilled gas when you tried to fill from the container using about 3 hands you don't have.

With the can I linked to it does have an EPA mandated spout but it's designed well and all you need to do is press it in and it flows beautifully. Also since the spout is optional and removable you can buy and use any kind of spout you like that can fit (there are several that will fit a NATO standard can) or just use a siphon hose with it.
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I bought from and recommend gas spouts plus for plastic can vents.
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I bought from and recommend gas spouts plus for plastic can vents.
I don't understand what you said here, but I would like to. Please elaborate.
Never mind, I found Gas Spouts Plus with Google.
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