Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MORE ON gas can follies. I originally wrote about it here, and here's another picture to illustrate the ignorance, arrogance, and bone-headed stupidity of the safety nannies who live in high-rise studio apartments and don't can't drive.

The small 1-gallon can on the left is actually almost useful for filling small tanks, like the lawn mower, but useless for even smaller engines like those on the chain saw or weed trimmer because you need two hands to hold the can and a third to stabilize the item being fueled.

The 5-gallon can on the right is totally useless. Think about it; one hand has to hold down the relief button on the spout; the other hand has to hold/stabilize the 30-plus pound can (gasoline weighs about 6 lbs/gallon). Note also that the 'safety caps' on the end of each spout interfere with putting the spout in the filler receptacle.

The can in the center is an old 'unsafe' 2-1/2 gallon can. It has no safety features at all, and actually sports an air vent on the top that can overflow if the can is tilted too far. I've never spilled a drop using it, filling everything from an automobile to the the smallest chain saw/lawn mower engine.

(Ed. note: I actually am beginning to have some small sympathy for the deep blue states of Oregon and New Jersey, whose citizens are too stupid to be allowed to fuel their own cars.)

UPDATE & BUMP: Today I refilled the gas tank (twice) on my UTV using the 'unsafe' 2-1/2 gallon gas can in the center - didn't spill a drop. The only spill occurred when using the 'safe' nonspill 5-gallon can on the right to refill the smaller can.

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