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Outdoor fuel storage?
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You could also try a hair dryer. Might take a little while though and I wouldn't leave it unattended.
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#12
I like the little half height shed idea although I don't think I would put it so close to my house as in those pictures.
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#13
My 5 gallon No Spill can sits out in my trailer most of the time - rain or shine.
I used to try and toss a domed trash can lid over it when it rained, but that's not always possible, so I just stopped bothering - I mean, it sits out exposed while I'm out working if it rains, so...

No issues with water getting in the can yet.

Not that this really has anything to do with a shed. I just felt like sharing some useless info.
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Emptymag;138527 Wrote:My 5 gallon No Spill can sits out in my trailer most of the time - rain or shine.
I used to try and toss a domed trash can lid over it when it rained, but that's not always possible, so I just stopped bothering - I mean, it sits out exposed while I'm out working if it rains, so...

No issues with water getting in the can yet.

Not that this really has anything to do with a shed. I just felt like sharing some useless info.
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Cool product actually, beats the hell out of those crappy push-to-fill nozzles on the Blitz cans. I wonder if you can buy the nozzle separately.
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Rik Bitter;138531 Wrote:
Emptymag;138527 Wrote:My 5 gallon No Spill can sits out in my trailer most of the time - rain or shine.
I used to try and toss a domed trash can lid over it when it rained, but that's not always possible, so I just stopped bothering - I mean, it sits out exposed while I'm out working if it rains, so...

No issues with water getting in the can yet.

Not that this really has anything to do with a shed. I just felt like sharing some useless info.
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No Spill Jill is Hawt!

Cool product actually, beats the hell out of those crappy push-to-fill nozzles on the Blitz cans. I wonder if you can buy the nozzle separately.

Yes, you can, but I don't know they will fit another brand of can - I sort of doubt it.
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#16
The blitz cans are the best available, after you modify them. Add a vent valve, remove the "safety" lever, and plug the internal vent holes with JB weld. I have 3 cans that I modified and they are the tits.
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bac0nfat;138536 Wrote:The blitz cans are the best available, after you modify them. Add a vent valve, remove the "safety" lever, and plug the internal vent holes with JB weld. I have 3 cans that I modified and they are the tits.

As a daily user of gas cans and only semi satisfied No-Spill user, I require more info.

I've seen guys on the lawn forum talk about drilling a hole and adding a tire valve stem with the valve removed, but not sure what you mean about the lever.
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#18
There's the Tupperware style sheds, Rubbermaid and a few others make a few styles.
This one is great, (Until it sits in the sun all summer. The lid warps, the sides bow and it turns to shit, I have one and wish I would have bought the upright style).
Mine is similar to this:
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We have 2 of the upright style at work, similar to this:
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They seem to be designed better. They have been holding up well for several years without any major problems.
Some models have notches in the sides for shelves and have provisions for locking with padlocks.
If you decide on either one, make sure you put it somewhere flat and level, they got several cans of asphalt patching material to build a base for the ones they have where I work, that seems to be a good enough solution. The one I have at home is on flat ground but no "solid" base or platform, maybe that's part of my problem. (Direct sunlight seems to be the biggest problem, the lid is dark green and gets hot as hell. It warped to the point of not staying on the hinge the first summer.)

You can find them at Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears and maybe even Wal-Mart. I'm sure AG and Farm type stores (like T.S.C.) would have them too.
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Emptymag;138537 Wrote:
bac0nfat;138536 Wrote:The blitz cans are the best available, after you modify them. Add a vent valve, remove the "safety" lever, and plug the internal vent holes with JB weld. I have 3 cans that I modified and they are the tits.

As a daily user of gas cans and only semi satisfied No-Spill user, I require more info.

I've seen guys on the lawn forum talk about drilling a hole and adding a tire valve stem with the valve removed, but not sure what you mean about the lever.

Get the real deal, cheap and easy to install. Just drill a ½" hole and snap them in. (Or use the existing ½" hole if replacing a cap or vent).
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Emptymag;138537 Wrote:
bac0nfat;138536 Wrote:The blitz cans are the best available, after you modify them. Add a vent valve, remove the "safety" lever, and plug the internal vent holes with JB weld. I have 3 cans that I modified and they are the tits.

As a daily user of gas cans and only semi satisfied No-Spill user, I require more info.

I've seen guys on the lawn forum talk about drilling a hole and adding a tire valve stem with the valve removed, but not sure what you mean about the lever.

For the vent valve, go with the link mauser posted.

There is the main lever that you press down on to dispense the gasoline, but there is a smaller "safety" lever that prevents you from pushing the main lever down. You're supposed to hold down the small lever and simultaneously press down the main lever. You need 3 or 4 hands to pull this off while trying to fill a tank. The solution to that is easy, take it apart and remove that small lever. You can pry it off with a flathead screwdriver.

Now that you have a proper vent valve and removed the safety lever, you're still not done. The can has an internal vent inside the lever contraption. There are two holes that are supposed to let air into the can:

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The problem is, now that you added a second vent, gas will leak out of those holes when you are trying to fill a tank. You have to plug those holes with JB weld.

And that's it. You'll have a tank that's leak proof, has a convenient pour mechanism, and actually pours as fast as the old style gas cans. I can empty a 5 gallon can in about 20 seconds (just guessing). It used to take 5 minutes.
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