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February 19, 2016

Five Years of Gas Can Hell!

I’m pretty sure gas cans used to work. Yes. It was a can. It had a spout. It had a vent hole on the other side. You stuck in the spout and tipped. You never saw the gas. Then government “fixed” the gas can. Why? Because of the environmental hazards that come with spilled gas. You read that right. In other words, the very opposite resulted. Now you cannot buy a decent can anywhere. You can look forever and not find a new one. Instead you have to go to garage sales. But actually people hoard old cans. There is a burgeoning market in kits to fix the can. - Jeffrey Tucker - Liberty.me

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Yeah, I bought one of the metal gas cans at a hardware store about four, maybe five years ago. They were made obsolete by government fiat. There were two on the shelf, I only took one. Now wish I had bought both.

It has a plastic funnel that fits over the opening which allows the lid to close with this in place. Wide mouth so one doesn't need an air vent to equalize air for flow.

They wanted to sell it fast Priced to move-$11.95.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 19, 2016 12:27 PM

The EPA will very soon be the ultimate power of the USA. Every decision, question, law, etc. will be either denied or approved with that agencies final determination.

Green war fighting anyone? Already a done deal.

Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 19, 2016 12:34 PM

Stick a knife in the top and twist.

If you're the type that leaves it outside, drill a hole and put an over sized screw in it.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 19, 2016 12:40 PM

Good opportunity for someone with a 3-D printer to make contr4aband ones.

As a matter of fact, all sorts of "contraband" could be made in secret mini-shops.

Posted by: DonRodrigo [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 19, 2016 2:41 PM

I'm going to put dishwasher soap in them and call it installation art.

Posted by: Casey Klahn [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 19, 2016 7:24 PM

I have been so tempted to write a similar screed.

Posted by: STevo [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 20, 2016 6:24 AM

I must have six or eight gas cans laying around, all more than 30 years old. At 85, these new-fangled cans, whatever their "features", isn't one of my problems.

Posted by: BillH [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 20, 2016 6:44 AM

My son and I figured out an old style fix to the new gas cans. We take the spout off and use an old fashioned funnel. There, fixed it.

Posted by: tripletap [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 20, 2016 10:52 AM

Guess I should have read the article before I wrote what I did.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 20, 2016 11:40 AM

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