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new gas cans...

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by stumpjumper83, May 18, 2013.

  1. Former Wrench

    Former Wrench Senior Member

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    Last summer when I was driving from the lower 48 to get home I bought a "just in case" 5 gal gas can. After filling it I did not pay much attention to it and did not need to do an emergency fuel stop. When I got to a friends house in AK I decided to dump the gas in the car since AK gas there was about $2/gal more than down south. I ended up spilling more on the side of the car and the ground than the few drops that made the tank. It turns out that the fancy nozzles do not fit all vehicles. In end, I gave the remaining 3 gal of gas and the jug to my friend and called it good riddance. To hell with the do-gooders with their purpose in life to protect me from myself.
     
  2. oldtanker

    oldtanker Senior Member

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    Actually I think OSHA goes a bit overboard on some things. Some of the safety shields are there to prevent injury. Well a lot of those shields are there because someone making a repair of an adjustment got injured. Bet you money of some of them that the accident rate hasn't gone down because the operator or mechanic has to remove that shield to work on it anyway and when operating no one is going to stick their hand in there. Just like the people making the EPA rules. You should meet one in person. Bet they don't own any small engines so they have no idea just how much fuel is spilled because of these new cans. They either pay someone to mow for them or they use a "green" electric mower. If they own a boat it's in a marina with a gas pump on the dock or it's powered by "green" paddles or oars. Most likely drive electric cars too. They are fanatics. One that I know, now retired from the EPA told me a couple of years ago that "we may have to eliminate some human life to protect the environment"! When I suggest that he volunteer to be first he told me that wouldn't work because we would need people like him to insure that human life was eliminated.

    OK< Rant over.

    Rick