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Re: Replacement gas can vent cap?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2009, 04:02:12 AM »
Don, What kind of nozzle do you use to hold back the pressure? Is the ball valve the final nozzle? and there must be some standard rubber hose? interesting idea. I have some "pressurizeable" stainless containers here, one is a soda pop syrup one (from a Pepsi co.) and the other is from a mobile eyewash station (bigger, and single walled) . I use them to spray diluted/ thinned oil on equipment to prevent rusting. Your idea seems the same, pressurize and dispense, just w/ out the sprayer tip.

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Re: Replacement gas can vent cap?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2009, 10:45:43 PM »
DR_Buck
I was in Canadian Tire and in there fuel can section i saw wedgco and septer SP* kits called maxi kits,7-8 $ for all the bits and stuff..

I looked just because of this thread , and to see if i could source it out.
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Re: Replacement gas can vent cap?
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 03:33:58 PM »
I've got a collection of Chilton cans in various shapes, and sizes and always pick up good ones at auctions and other sales if I see them and the price is right  :)  Chilton was bought out by the company that makes Blitz cans.  Maybe Blitz cans aren't made anymore either  ??? but they were inferior to the Chiltons.  I lucked out when Quality Farm and Fleet went under and bought a bunch of replacement spouts and vent caps for my cans.  I've still got several pairs left  8)  Those spill proof cans look pretty good.  Lots better than the metal safety cans with the spring loaded caps.  I've spilled more fuel trying to pour out them  ::) but they are required by OSHA on some jobs.  State agencies in Mi are required to use them. 

   Would you ever consider  parting  with  1 or 2 of the spouts?    help_me

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Re: Replacement gas can vent cap?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 04:44:19 PM »
when the small vent cap breaks on my jugs i just put in a tubeless tire valve stem. remove the core and screw on a good cap. when you need a vent just unscrew the valve cap.

and furthermore when the small yellow cap on the pour spout gets lost i just put one of my empty mix bottles on the top, bad thing is it will condense moisture inside the bottle and get inside the gas jug when you remove it to pour gas out.
i get by this by poking a small hole in the underside of the neck of the small oil mixture bottle, it either lets the moisture escape or it does not allow it to condensate anymore, not certain which.

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Re: Replacement gas can vent cap?
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2011, 05:45:43 PM »
I have 3 of the gas cans (jugs) with the small flip open vent cap.

2 of them have broken retainer straps.

I took the vent caps over to the bench and got a nail clamped in the vice grips and heated it red-hot with the torch and made a small hole through the tab on the cap.

Then I took a small 6 inch zip tie and put it through the hole and just fastened it, then took another zip tie and put it through the first one and around the handle of the gas can.

Looks a little funny, but hey, it works and I still have the vent caps!
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Re: Replacement gas can vent cap?
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2011, 06:22:38 PM »
Welcome fishindude644, to the Forestry Forum.   :)
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Re: Replacement gas can vent cap?
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2011, 10:52:21 PM »
DR_BUCK,
I had the same issue.  I had 4 out of 5 Blitz brand 5 gallon gas jugs where the vent cap had broken off and had been lost.  So I got the can model number off of the jugs, then found their website and contacted them to find out how to buy replacement vent caps.  They asked how many I needed, my address, and said they'll be in the mail free of charge.  A few days later I got them.  Awesome.  It was a poor design as the plastic loop would fatigue and break eventually.  I'm happy that they'll supply free replacements.
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