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Old 09-17-2019, 03:52 AM   #21
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If you buy the gasSpout.com spout, you get the vent like that with it.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:01 AM   #22
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It has gotten to the stage now where we just take the spout off completely and pour the gas through a funnel into the dinghy. Those spouts with the "hook-and-spring" are just useless. In fact, as someone mentioned, I would argue with the amount of spillage created they can cause more of a pollution risk than the older designs.
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:35 AM   #23
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You can purchase the caps with vent holes on Amazon. That's what I did to solve the "bulging tank" issue.
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I won't use solvent. these are mostly gas, so I could even leave then open in the sun and let them evaporate clear! I will amalgamate them and take the fuller one to the depot. The others I will leave open in the sun to dry out. There is one small tank that I used to mop up bilge water after a diesel filter leak, I will take that down as is.

I really hate these new tanks without the little hole that allows air in while you pour. I know it is to stop air pollution. It makes the pour really messy and the tanks swell up in the heat when they sit on the boat deck. So I release the main cap to release that anyway so the same amount is probably getting into the air regardless.

Wonder who thought up that genius design!
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:42 AM   #24
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In Northern Wisconsin there are still a number of backyard mechanics and even commercial shops with waste oil burners used to heat their shops. They gladly take the used oil. When I change my Raycors I get about a gallon of dirty fuel oil. I just pour it into the used engine oil and they burn that also. Don't know about gasoline though.

An ad on C.L. will probably get someone to come get your used oil.

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Old 09-17-2019, 07:49 AM   #25
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Why do you think I would need to plug it, apart from some duct tape to stop rain getting in?
Scary
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:57 AM   #26
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Not really a great answer. Can you explain your comment?
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:16 AM   #27
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All the farm stores around here sell the old style replacement nozzles and vent caps, if you have such stores in your area. Might beat a spot of duct tape...
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:04 AM   #28
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Might check Harbor Freight - that's the sort of stuff they could have.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:18 AM   #29
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Not really a great answer. Can you explain your comment?

It wasn't an answer to anything, merely a comment on using duct to plug a hole punched in a gasoline tank "to keep out rainwater". If (more like when) tank expands, duct tape will release to let pressure out, allowing rainwater to seep in the next time it rains, so using duct tape fails in it's intended purpose. Also potential for free surface effect to cause fuel to splash against hole, loosen the duct tapes adhesion, allowing the potential for fuel to splash out in a sea way.

Note: Potential does not always = reality. Myself, I tend to mitigate potential risks that I see as potential problems.

It's all risk management and personal choice. Identify risks. Mitigate the risk to extent you feel comfortable with. Monitor any applied corrective action for effect. Repeat as necessary. For me, personally, using duct tape in the manner you describe, for the purpose you describe is "Scary"

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Old 09-17-2019, 03:02 PM   #30
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I have at least 10 of them. Being from an area prone to hurricanes you tend to acquire quite a few over the years. I do not have to fill them all up now because the bay boat holds 90 gallons. I just make sure I keep it full during hurricane season and fill them up as needed to run the generator.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:06 PM   #31
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If you buy the gasSpout.com spout, you get the vent like that with it.
I did not know they made those. I have been doing this modification to my gas cans for years. I use the metal valve stem because I find that the gas makes the rubber breakdown.

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But how does the tire valve vent air when you pour? Still have the glug glug problem, don't you? I don't get it.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:24 PM   #33
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What you all need is a battery operated liquid transfer pump, plug that description into amazon and you will be surprised at the choices. Harbor Freight even has them too.

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The OP’s picture looks like my collection of cans for hurricane preparedness. I bought several of those old style spouts, makes a huge difference. I only stashed ten gallons for this last hurricane. Several gas stations near me have generators now so getting gas after a storm should be easier. If we don’t get a storm this year, I’ll put it in my truck in November.
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I did not know they made those. I have been doing this modification to my gas cans for years. I use the metal valve stem because I find that the gas makes the rubber breakdown.

Great idea. Not said in the video, but I assume the valve core is removed.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:53 AM   #37
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I wonder why you couldn't just take a Philips screwdriver and punch your own air hole in the opposite end to the spout?
Drill a hole, insert golf tee.
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But how does the tire valve vent air when you pour? Still have the glug glug problem, don't you? I don't get it.
You remove the valve core and throw it away. Use the cap to keep it from spilling. I use the metal valve stem over the rubber one.
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Still have "rubber" at the valve stem base - doesn't that deteriorate? Not a knock - going to try it on my newer, inferior gas cans.
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:08 PM   #40
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Jeebus, using an electric drill into a gasoline tank. Tell me that was empty. That and a rubber stem WILL not hold up to gas exposure. I mean, yeah, for a short while it'll be ok, but over time you'll have rubber bits falling into the fuel.

And what of the plastic chunks from the drilling? Best clean the tank to make sure there's none ready to get sucked into your outboard engine...
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