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#1 HydroHarold OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 01:12 AM

After watching the very lovely lady pour tea out of a No-Spill fuel can (several times!:D) I went a-shopping.  When I got to Northern Tool's listing http://www.northernt...70&Ntt=gas+cans  I became confused.  A $3.00 price increase for a yellow can over a red one?  Not on any other of a dozen net sellers, they're all the same regardless of color.  I believe this is some kind of discrimination against diesel fuel consumers. 


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 03:14 AM

Well, the fuel costs more, so I guess the can must also!


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:50 AM

Consider the cost of mixing up your fuel at some point! I almost put diesel in my car one day and cringe at the thought of what that would have cost to put right.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 06:55 AM

That is probably the best no spill idea I've seen yet and no spill jill ain't to bad either! :thumbs:


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:03 AM

Consider the cost of mixing up your fuel at some point! I almost put diesel in my car one day and cringe at the thought of what that would have cost to put right.

 I have to agree with Brian, I specifically bought the Yellow can to fuel my Diesel so I would not grab the wrong can and put gasoline in my tractor. Overall I like the spillproof cans, with one exception. They don't seem to vent as well as the old cans. 5 gal of fuel held at sholder height gets pretty heavy when you have to slosh it around to get air into the can so it will fill the tractor. An air lock is annoying!!


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:02 AM

  If consumers aren't smart enough to notice I guess they'll keep selling them at that price.

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:18 AM

I always assumed everyone knew about different colored fuel jugs for different kinds of fuel.... until my wife filled the mower with the blue jug.

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 11:00 AM

I just write "D-1 or D-2" in thick black permanant marker on the sides and top of my diesel can... same for K-1 and MIX (for chainsaw). Anyone authorized to mess with my cans knows what all of that means.

 

I can't watch the video at work so I guess I'll have to check out "no-spill Jill" later.



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 12:55 PM

It would be possible to argue that Yellow cans cost more.  If productions costs are the same for Red Cans and Yellow Cans .

And you make and sell 1,000,000 Red Cans and make and sell 500,000 Yellow cans it costs twice as much to make Yellow cans.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 07:01 PM

So regardless of the vagaries of plastic can manufacturing colored raw material prices and despite the unarguable undeniable assets of "No Spill Jill"...  I'll be using old fashioned Eagle or other brand steel cans with the removable sunny yellow funnel.  I've got 8 years on my 3 gas cans so changing to yellow ones should work out fine in the long run.  I had a plastic gas jug spring a bottom seam leak last season and I'm phasing the other one out as soon as I "can".

 

BTW, the metal "strainers" in the neck of some metal cans was originally intended as a static electricity flashover stopper and not a filter medium...

 

AND, if you have one of those Eagle funnels that attach to the can spout, you can take a length of washing machine drain hose and make a neat extension for hard to reach (JD GX) center mounted gas tanks.  I cut off about half of the bend that goes into the drain and 12" of straight hose stuck on the end of a shortened funnel (cut back to a larger spout section) to reach my tank and the Mr. Funnel more easily.  After 8 years of use washing machine drain hose has proven to be impervious to gasoline.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 07:27 PM

I was looking at those yesterday. Had Jill been there I might have looked a bit more.



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 12:06 AM

I was looking at those yesterday.

 

Seriously, washing machine hoses?



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Seriously, washing machine hoses?

Well if No spill Jill was shilling hoses you would look at them too.



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 03:06 PM

I got one of these rascals for my diesel fuel.

 

The funnel is plastic, but the rest is all metal, and none of those pesky 'safety latches of mess with.

 

http://www.ruralking...y-5-gallon.html

 

They have the same thing in red as well.

 

http://www.ruralking...safety-can.html


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Posted March 13, 2013 - 03:17 PM

If you're in the market for a new plastic fuel jug, the No-Spill brand are by far the best.... unless you can still find a vented, non-safety jug somewhere. Only thing is, they know they're the best and charge accordingly.

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