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#1 HydroHarold OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 12:24 AM

So I checked the 3 5gal. steel Eagle cans, all good. Checked the 2 plastic 5 gal. containers and one was leaking. The bottom seam was leaking at one end. Anyone else have this failure? If it's not a fluke and is any kind of common I'm going all steel cans.

Looks like I've got a new drain oil catcher!

Edited by HydroHarold, October 04, 2012 - 12:25 AM.


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Posted October 04, 2012 - 05:52 AM

I haven't had a plastic fuel can fail on me yet, I just lost one of the three or four pieces of the spout/cap eventually. Haven't done that with my Eagle can, though.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:28 AM

Been using plastic cans for years and haven't had a leaker yet,but my 5 gal. plastic can did grow legs and walk out of my yard last summer! :mad2:

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:15 AM

I have a half dozen or so of the plastic gas and diesel cans and haven't had a failure. I have thrown out a couple of the old plastic ones that seemed to be starting to deteriorate. I think exposure to sun is not good fro them. It's been many years (decades) since I had a steel can.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 09:25 AM

Haven't had any problems yet.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 10:12 AM

never had one break yet. though i wonder why they seem to swell up and collapse a lot duet to temp changes.

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 06:54 PM

I have one plastic 5 gal can that is so old it is a light whitish pink from fading and weathering. Still serving me well. I did replace the filler cap with one of the new ones that simply "snap" open to pour.

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Bad seam weld ? I've never had one go bad on me that I can remember.

And how can you afford to fill all those cans at once ? Lol
I bet the gas and go guy is happy to see you come in. "Quick, call the Tanker, HH is here"

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 11:58 PM

Bad seam weld ? I've never had one go bad on me that I can remember.

And how can you afford to fill all those cans at once ? Lol
I bet the gas and go guy is happy to see you come in. "Quick, call the Tanker, HH is here"


Sabu is always glad to see me ever since his water in the gas business which I brought to his attention with glass jars of proof.:D I like keeping that much fuel just in case the power goes out because it always goes out the same time at the gas station and stays off the same as the house. If Wifey can draw sink water and flush without rainwater buckets, Hydro remains a happy camper! (Our long years ago "Behind the Barn Lesson" did not pan out well, so it's buckets or an electric pump for Wifey since.):D:D

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:06 AM

No problems here,except I dropped one once and it cracked,then started leaking.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 07:48 AM

Does this one ride around in the back of a truck a lot?

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Does this one ride around in the back of a truck a lot?


No, it's always sitting on my gas rack off the ground and in the shade with the rest of 'em. They are all covered by 2's with overturned plastic mortar tubs and are up against the outside shop wall. I think it's just a case of "bum seam" since it's not been dropped or sunburned, over pressured or abused. One out of 3 in 15 years ain't bad I guess. When I get time I'll purge it and split it to make an oil drain pan and I can toss the weak plastic cat litter jug half I'm using now.




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