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 Post subject: Re: Diesel Gas Can
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:25 pm 
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They had plenty of red & blue 2 1/2gal jugs for $20 but no Mellow Yellow : )

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:39 pm 
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yellow for diesel or kerosene. I usually just make sure and give it a sniff test before I use it.

Chris

Diesel is YELLOW
Kerosene is BLUE

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Here is what I use

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:43 pm 
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I had a 37 gallon gravity feed auxiliary fuel tank mounted in my 06 F250, and my bed cover fits over it with no problems when I'm not towing FW. I have a manual on/off so when we make a stop, I turn it on and let it run until we are ready to go and turn it off. Now that I'm older my back and knees appreciate not having to lift those heavy cans full of fuel.

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jfmjr wrote:
Vents, vents, vents.

Be cautious about saving money on tanks that don't have vents to let air in while dumping.
You will certainly regret it next time you are trying to pour that fuel in your rig in a an uncomfortable
or unsafe place. Unvented fuel cans take 4-5 times longer to empty than vented ones.

Now if you have a transfer pump, then nevermind. ;-)


Here's what you use to fix the spout vented EPA cans. Drill a 1/2" hole and pop it in. Problem solved. On used cans with gas or fuel in them, use a hand drill or air powered. I used a spindle chuck from my lathe as a big handle and drilled it by hand.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Yellow-Fuel-G ... xyVaBS3XA4

ALL my cans are vented correctly now. Fuel flows freely now :dance

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 Post subject: Re: Diesel Gas Can
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handirifle,

That's perfect! Didn't know that they made those things.
Got some on the way. Thanks!

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One subject you need to concern yourself with is fungus when you use cans to store diesel. If you don't use an additive like Sta-Bil for diesel or some other anti fungal/anti gel, especially in cold weather, additive you can end up with a black gel type fungus. It is caused by moisture in your fuel. It can get bad enough to plug filters and fuel lines. You need to check your cans periodically when they get close to empty and that's when you can see it. I rinse mine out with a little gasoline to break it up and flush it out. And use an additive in your vehicle's tank. I use Lucas or Diesel Kleen. Diesel Kleen comes in 2 versions. One for winter and specifically anti gel and one for summer which has no anti gel. There are many out there so just do your research.Dave

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Yea I have seen it in my diesel can before. Kinda tricky to get out of these cans too.

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jfmjr wrote:
handirifle,

That's perfect! Didn't know that they made those things.
Got some on the way. Thanks!

John


Welcome! I installed them on 2 of my cans, the 5 gal ones. My 2 gal can has a vent, and the 1 gal, I left as is. It has the spout that stops when liquid reaches it, and I use it to fill the small gas powered items that are hard to see in the tank.

I got SICK AND TIRED of holding a 5 gal can up to put it in the truck or car. Those EPA nozzles are unbelievably slow. I also took off the safety lock you have to pull to open the valve. You can always re-install those later, if desired. Makes it a lot easier, to lift, and squeeze, and not have to fight that stupid tab.

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An update to this thread. My cans now have regular spouts with no handle to push. They come with screw on caps and a vent like I mentioned before.

Got em off ebay. In Ca you have to get the ones for "water" containers but they work just the same. Soooo sick of EPA crap.

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One should always use the color designated for the type fuel you have in it. This is for the fire department. In a crash they can tell at a glance what is in the can and how it will react to flames hitting it.

As for non vented plastic cans, they are what I get. You can buy std spouts and vents to add to them from ebay. All you need do is drill a 1/2" hole and they pop right in. Real easy to drill on a can that has had fuel in it, just do it by hand. Drill bit will not spark on plastic.

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handirifle wrote:
jfmjr wrote:
Vents, vents, vents.

Be cautious about saving money on tanks that don't have vents to let air in while dumping.
You will certainly regret it next time you are trying to pour that fuel in your rig in a an uncomfortable
or unsafe place. Unvented fuel cans take 4-5 times longer to empty than vented ones.

Now if you have a transfer pump, then nevermind. ;-)


Here's what you use to fix the spout vented EPA cans. Drill a 1/2" hole and pop it in. Problem solved. On used cans with gas or fuel in them, use a hand drill or air powered. I used a spindle chuck from my lathe as a big handle and drilled it by hand.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Yellow-Fuel-G ... xyVaBS3XA4

ALL my cans are vented correctly now. Fuel flows freely now :dance


My 5gal Diesel fuel container has one of those push release fuel dispenser spouts, it makes it's impossible to get it into the fuel filler hole. I think I need to change out the spout and get some of those pressure release yellow plastic plugs.

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Go to ebay. New spout and add a vent. Flows like it should.

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I love my Justrite can: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FZB3N0

Easy to fill, easy to pour, no mess. I use it for my generator fuel. I would buy another in yellow for Diesel.

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Or just wear a fire proof suit.

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handirifle wrote:
jfmjr wrote:
Vents, vents, vents.

Be cautious about saving money on tanks that don't have vents to let air in while dumping.
You will certainly regret it next time you are trying to pour that fuel in your rig in a an uncomfortable
or unsafe place. Unvented fuel cans take 4-5 times longer to empty than vented ones.

Now if you have a transfer pump, then nevermind. ;-)


Here's what you use to fix the spout vented EPA cans. Drill a 1/2" hole and pop it in. Problem solved. On used cans with gas or fuel in them, use a hand drill or air powered. I used a spindle chuck from my lathe as a big handle and drilled it by hand.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Yellow-Fuel-G ... xyVaBS3XA4

ALL my cans are vented correctly now. Fuel flows freely now :dance


handirifle, I just bought these yellow plastic plugs for my gas & diesel cans. thx

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