"CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:36 pm

http://lawncare.about.com/od/toolsofthe ... C_regs.htm, it all started in Ca. but if you have the old style you can still use them. I would go to auctions & house/estate sales & stock up on good old style cans. I have a couple of the one gal. CARB cans & hate them, if I can I put a funnel in whatever I`m filling & take off the carb spout.
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:56 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:Hey I just checked these out. How sturdy is the plastic spouts? I have trouble with the plastic "CARB compliant" spouts always breaking or popping off on me. At least you can order spare parts for these NO-SPILL spouts.


Hey there Chris, the spout that comes with the can is very short and as a result very solid... They don't seem too hard that they're brittle nor are they too soft that they tear... I wouldn't go putting the weight of a full 5 gallon can on it, but they are tough for sure... I think a major 'plus' for these cans is how fast they empty out, super fast so in the end the can is in the fill hole or tank for less time overall, less chance for breakage... Also, for transport and/or storage they have the 'cap only' that can be purchased so less chance again of the spout getting damaged, just put it on when you need to pour from it... And what I should have mentioned first off is that they are 100% made in America...

You also see on their site the flex spout that can be added to the rigid spout for more reach etc...

A great product in my opinion, very happy with the two that I have...

Murdoc
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:35 pm

after all the other ones..... this is the best i found for the money..

the metal safety cans are great but there over a hun these days...

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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:33 pm

samhill wrote:....<snip>.... I have a couple of the one gal. CARB cans & hate them, if I can I put a funnel in whatever I`m filling & take off the carb spout.



I buy lacquer thinner and other solvents in 5 gallon metal cans. They work fine for me along with a funnel.........

If anyone needs any, drop me a line.




Rick
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:17 am

Poconoeagle wrote:after all the other ones..... this is the best i found for the money..

the metal safety cans are great but there over a hun these days...

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I have the same one, works great. For larger jobs I use a can that is leftover from my drag racing days...looks like this: http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+ ... 2/10002/-1
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:43 am

I have the same one only in purple! Ditto. Mine still has the VP Racing sticker on it..

now its got diesel fuel in it instead of nitromethane.. ;)
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:18 am

Mine says VP Racing as well. If I sniff long enough I can still detect the smell of 112 Octane w/ lead. toothy
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:32 am

http://www.wesspur.com/portable-winch/p ... winch.html

another source but a few pennies more.....

and you can buy replacement nozzles Cant think they would go bad but sometimes the tree, she no fall where she supposa....... :o
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:58 am

Poconoeagle wrote:http://www.wesspur.com/portable-winch/portable-winch.html
another source but a few pennies more.....

A lil cheaper on Amazon, and free shipping....
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W9 ... PDKIKX0DER
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:53 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:I have the same one only in purple! Ditto. Mine still has the VP Racing sticker on it..


markviii wrote:Mine says VP Racing as well. If I sniff long enough I can still detect the smell of 112 Octane w/ lead.


Haha, yea man, I still one of the VP 5 gallon jugs around and an old 30 gallon VP 'RED' drum, an RCI fuel jug also... I use the drum in the home garage for waste oil these days and so does my dad in his garage and several friends in theirs... Wish I wouldn't have given away the empties but back then (around 2001)I was buyin them like they were goin outta style!!! Today I think it is outta style, man I'd hate to see what that same drum costs today, back then it was around $ 5- $5.50 per gallon if purchased in the 30 gallon and somewhere around $6 if you brought your 5 gallon can to Montgomeryville Cycle Center and had them fill it from their drums...
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:04 pm

yeah man! the 55 gal drums i shoulda kept...

after a day in gainsville winter nats there were oodles of em empty... 8-)



amazon seems a bit pricy for it tho...

i like the 2.5 gal one as the sthil ultra oil does 2.5..... ;)
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:12 pm

I picked up an original metal Sears gas can off eBay a few years back when I began to realize the days of normal, frustration free gas cans were over. I'll have to take some pics tomorrow. Problem is, they put a plastic nozzle on it. :mad: I'll have to weld something up sometime.

Luckily for me, one of the benefits of working in the trash business, I was able to find many normal vented plastic cans ... and on other occasions, the plastic caps & nozzles. I've got a few parts laying around to make a few good cans. I've got quite the assortment of 1, 2, 2.5, & 5 gallon cans. 8-)

Also still have my 5 gallon plastic can from 1991. Still works great. Even the yellow nozzle hasn't cracked yet! I left premix from my old 250R in there for about 4 years, then burned it all in some lawn equipment & another dirtbike I had at the time. Remember those days of good gasoline?
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:44 pm

You can still get a metal can that is carb compliant if the bulging is bothering you. I think they pour better too. They cost quite a bit anywhere from 40-50 bucks.
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:24 am

I've had to modify every new can I have to get them to pour right without spilling it everywhere.

The ones with the lever to open and close are not too bad, but you have to take the lock mechanism out of them otherwise it takes 3 hands to operate. Once the lock it out it doesn't work too bad. And it still stays unvented until you squeeze the lever so it pretty much still functions as designed.

I have another kind that you had to push the spout in to make it pour. What a poor design. I've spilled gallons trying to fill up my chain saw. So after some studding, I took the sawsall to it. cut it at just the right spot to remove the valve but the cap will still fit! And it still has the vent in the spout so it works like the old style fairly well. Spout is a bit shorter but it's only a gallon can for filling the chain saw so no problems.
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Re: "CARB" Compliant Portable Gas Tanks

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:39 am

In these times I think it's proper to add that you should remove the spout & leave the area of the gas before attempting to modify the spout. Lets not forget that we now have to make darn near everything idiot proof.
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