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Metal gas cans
« on: December 24, 2012, 01:24:16 pm »
Came across a older metal gas can this week. 

Havent seen one like this for awhile.   I think 660mag brings another type metal gas can for his mix. 

So whats everyone use?  I mix in 5gal plastic and break it down to the 2gal 2.5gal and 1 gal plastics.  Might have to work this metal can into the mix.

I'll get a pic of the metal one in a bit.
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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 01:28:09 pm »
I've got a 1 gallon ,2 gallon and 2.5 gallon plastic .I used to use old anti freeze jugs until I gassed a radiator and anti freezed a weed wacker by mistake .Not a great plan .
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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 01:31:59 pm »
I used to use old anti freeze jugs until I gassed a radiator and anti freezed a weed wacker by mistake .Not a great plan .

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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 05:43:17 pm »
No non ethanol fuel around here so it is true fuel for me.  Not doing that much cutting to mix alot anyways.  That will change though in about 6 months and I have a 5 gal metal gas can, and will continue to use my empty true fuel cans that I have save up.  They are a handy size.
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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 07:04:02 am »
I do have a collection of empty metal paint thinner and acetone cans  I've kept just in case I get the bright idea to dabble in rocket fuel .So far I've refrained from the temptation .

Many years ago those one gallon cans are what I used when all I had was a Poulan S-25 .You couldn't run a gallon of fuel through one of those unless you  ran  it about 12 hours straight .Actually they are kind of a pain in the neck with no pour spout you about need to carry a little funnel .Which of course gets covered with saw chips no matter where you put it .

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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 11:18:05 am »
Didn't realize they still made 5gal metal cans. Funnel part nit included.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Protectoseal-Safety-Gas-Can-5-Gallon-Red-Metal-4615C-CAN-ONLY-/270992638653?pt=US_Outdoor_Power_Equipment&hash=item3f186b82bd


Plenty still out there on the re-sale market.   :o    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=metal+gas+can&_sacat=0&_from=R40


Those 1 gallon tall rectangle metal cans. I remember dad giving me a quarter to go get lawnmower gas with.  Walk to the station and back when 6-7 years old guessing.
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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 01:20:22 pm »
I probabley have at least a dozen of the military style 5 gallon cans but only one of the round type .I prefer the later which is an "old iron sides " made in Delphos Ohio .

They got on that OSHA kick several years ago and made such a fool proof can that fools like me can't hardly get the gas in or out of them .What prompted all that nonsense I have no idea but instead of spill proof you slosh more gas around trying to open the lid than you normally would do on just a standard old can which is not standard any more it seems .Why did they have to take something as simple as a gas can and make it complicated and expensive to boot .

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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 01:52:08 pm »
Why did they have to take something as simple as a gas can and make it complicated and expensive to boot .

Probably used the same stihl flippy cap engineers to come up with the new gas cans. Take a simple screw on/off oil and fuel cap and turn it into a bunch of different pieces of plastic.   :D ::) ;D
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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2012, 07:57:23 pm »
Nobody except another German could ever figure out why Stihl does anything .And even if they most likely would not agree with it .Why in the world did any of them remove the thumb oiler ?Probabley so they could sell more bars and chains is all I can come up with .

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Re: Metal gas cans
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 08:06:57 pm »
Why in the world did any of them remove the thumb oiler ?Probabley so they could sell more bars and chains is all I can come up with .

I picked up a echo 4500 in JD yellow 450V and it is 45cc and runs like a OE 346xp 45cc. Thing has the manual thumb oiler with auto oiler.  Never seen one on such a small cc saw.
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