- Jun 9, 2014
- Central Oklahoma
I know you've probably heard it all before, but seriously, why are 'smart' gas cans so ironically non-environmentally friendly now, considering the very reason they exist is supposed to be the opposite? They are supposed to NOT spill or vent fumes. Yet when I use it, I vent/spill literally 1,000x more fuel than with my old school spout (I still have one normal spout, and I treasure it more than my oil stash). That's regardless of how painstakingly careful I am when I pour it. I end up with my hands soaked, my clothes smelling like gas, my entire garage reeks of gas, and the can itself is covered in it, because the spout leaks like crazy (I even use several shop towels to hold it because I know it will spill everywhere). These idiot politicians should be forced to use this garbage before pushing paper to force it upon us. Perhaps a lawn company that mows a politician's lawn should do as I have done and accidentally create a spark, and blow/burn said politician's house to bits & blame the gas can. Seriously, these are third-world problems. Rant over, before it gets considered political. Where can I get my hands on a QUALITY spout that will NOT leak? I'll take anything that ACTUALLY works, spout only, spout and screw cap duo, spout/cap/can combo... ANYTHING. And after this last rage-inducing experience, I could care less about cost. It's worth it. Also, I have a spare spout that has a bad screw-on cap (where it screws onto the gas can itself, I let someone borrow it and they overtightened the cap). What is a good one to buy (so that even if I can't buy old school spouts, at least I can utilize my two existing ones)? Huge thanks in advance! If I can't find what I'm after, I will end my relationship with this can the same way it began... in the grassy area next to the Walmart gas station. Yep, someone used it once and threw it in a fit of rage. I went and grabbed it once they positively left. Now I see why they hated it...