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Old 02-22-2015, 04:29 PM
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Default Fuel can solution.

First I have to give Windy credit here for this solution.

Many of us had all the new "spill proof" fuel can that are slow and useless.
A combination of parts will solve most of our issues.

First Midwest can make a nice 2 handled can in blue, red and yellow. But it
suffers from a crappy no spill self venting nozzle. That once you get it to work
is so slow to drain you get back strain using it.

http://www.farmandfleet.com/products...l#.VOpIvph0w_y

First solution, add a vent, I use metal replace valve stems for this.

http://www.midlandhardware.com/15192...B#.VOpH1Jh0w_w

Drill the hole opposite the fuel spout half way between the top and side
handles, err on the high side if you are not sure where to place it.

And for the crappy nozzle, Rural King has the following replacement spouts
make sure you use the appropriate replacement nut with the new nozzle the
original nut will not hold the new nozzle firm enough. You get a snap in vent
with the nozzle kit but I like my valve stem better. They hold up better.

http://www.ruralking.com/ez-pour-hi-...kit-30051.html

You end up with a nice old school vented fuel can. Pictures to follow.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:20 PM
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Nice that RK makes a replacement nozzle kit now. I added vents to my new tanks a couple of years ago and had to gut the original spouts, with the help of a youtube survival guy. Now I just keep an eye out at garage sales for older style tanks. Don't forget to cut a piece of #10 or 12 cu wire to pull the vent through the tank to hold the vent air stem in place to tighten the nut in place. I used truck rim SS valve stems.

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Old 02-23-2015, 01:00 AM
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3/32" aluminum Tig Rod works very well and is nice and stiff.

Pictures as promised.

1&2 the new can.
3 the crappy nozzle.
4 the new good nozzle, not the plastic vent, I to not like them they do not last.
5 Can with 31/64" hole to be used with the 0.453" grommet with the valve stem.
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They are pricy but once you come over you won't regret it -

http://www.justritemfg.com/products/...w-safety-cans/
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6 don't forget to remove the valve from the valve stem
7 Tig wire bent to get valve stem in to can
8 Wire fished thru
9 Remember threads in first
10 Bend a little hook
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11 Slide washer and nut down wire and thread on finger tight, then you can remove the wire
12 Tighten the stem
13 Finished old school can.
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They are pricy but once you come over you won't regret it -

http://www.justritemfg.com/products/...w-safety-cans/
We use those in our labs, I am not a big fan of them.
Nothing like dropping $100 for a 5 gallon can. BTW,
galvanized cans are not recommended for diesel. The
additives used in Diesel can leach the zinc from the
galvanizing.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:08 AM
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I've got an older 1 gal one of these that I use for 2 cycles. Not sore how fast a 5 gal one would run. Check out the no spill Jill video at the Amazon site.
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We use those in our labs, I am not a big fan of them.
Nothing like dropping $100 for a 5 gallon can. BTW,
galvanized cans are not recommended for diesel. The
additives used in Diesel can leach the zinc from the
galvanizing.
Same feelings here as well.

Riding in the pick up, they rust, and they scratch the
paint on the side of the truck when trying to fill the truck.
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They are pricy but once you come over you won't regret it - http://www.justritemfg.com/products/...w-safety-cans/
Nothing like having four hands to run a fuel can.

We HAVE to have those at the shop. They make an ungodly mess every time. So I guess a half a gallon of fuel spilt on the ground is better than the few evil vapors that might waft off a usable jug.

Ron I've been putting valve stems in the same way for several years.

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