In California’s drive to have clean air they have in the last few years outlawed your basic gas can. Now it has to have some type of spill proof attachment on it, because apparently people spilling gasoline while filling their lawnmowers was a major contributor to smog. So after my trusty old metal gas can that I used for pre-mix rusted out, I was forced to replace it with one of these new fangled containers. At first I couldn’t even figure out how to get the gas out of it. It is one of the most non-intuitive designs I’ve seen and it didn’t even say how it was supposed to work on the label. Eventually I figured it out and it takes both hands to pour.
At first I really hated it for the chain saw because it doesn’t allow you to fill it up very far before it stops pouring. It’s kind of like a gas pump in that it stops pouring when the fuel lever reaches the spout. Theoretically anyways.
In practice, I’ve spilled more fuel using this gas can in the last year than I’ve spilled in the previous 46. Ok, so the first few years of my life I wasn’t pumping much gas, but you get the point. This particular incident shown, not only did I spill a lot of gas but the can forced the fuel to spray out, and I’m lucky I didn’t get any gasoline in my eyes. My clothes though were soaked with gasoline. I’m going to keep on the lookout for one of the old types. Maybe John has one he can spare?