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Re: Jerry can color

Postby Grand_Wag_85 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:50 pm

ShagWagon wrote:Milk jugs aren't red.


Gas will eat thru milk jugs and most plastic cups...LOL!
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby Stuka » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:22 pm

Cheap Hobby wrote:It definitely depends on the state and officer. CA even got it wrong in there official law enforcement suspicious person terrorism training video. They dont even enforce the approved noxxle law after it is bought. In OR they will wait till you have an accident then spend hours nitpicking the scene for every violation they can write you up for, the the ODOT officer will see if there was anything missed.


Enforce what nozzle law? There is no law that says you have to use a special nozzle. The only law is that gas cans that are sold new have to have an evaporation proof nozzle.
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby SJTD » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:25 pm

Milk jugs around here are polyethylene, the same as every plastic fuel container I've seen. Very different than polystyrene cups.
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby KJ Ryu » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:02 pm

Ethanol will dissolve ethylene. Methanol and gasoline will not. Buy real gas if you're putting it in milk jugs, which I highly discourage. For legal and safety reasons. :shock:
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby ShagWagon » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:13 am

Okay fine.

I'll herculiner the inside of the milk jug and paint the outside of the milk jug red, then put a hazmat label, and an air pressure hole, and paper towel holder on it.
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby SJTD » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:18 am

Ethylene is a gas, what's that got to do with polyethylene?

So you can't put gas with ethanol in all those DOT approved plastic gas cans?
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby ShagWagon » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:08 am

Would it be legal to have a blue can with a 2" yellow banner stripe with 1.5" red letters GASOLINE?
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby REDONE » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 am

Remember when Cheech & Chong used a 50gal galvanized trashcan to carry gas to fill up the Nash metropolitan they borrowed from there neighbor? :mrgreen:
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby prospector » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:18 am

It wasn't a Nash Metropolitan, it was a '56 T-Bird, and it wasn't theirs, they had stolen it from their next door neighbor. GEEEEZ. Redone, I mean holy smokes, how could anyone gaff that one up? :funnypost: j/k.

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Re: Jerry can color

Postby SJTD » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:12 pm

That reminds me of one I saw on TV when I was a kid. These guys tapped into a gasoline pipeline running under their place and opened a gas station.

They were having gas wars (anyone remember those?) with the guy across the street, undercutting him with gas they stole, probably from his own brand. If I recall right they were transporting it in a truck lined with tarps? I know I remember it sloshing over the sides.

Anyone know what the movie was? Probably not as funny as I seem to remember.
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby Tatsadasayago » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:41 pm

The El Dorado county S.O. and CHP tend to prey on jeepers heading to and from the Rubicon trail citing them for beadlocks, no mudflaps and incorrectly colored gas cans.
A real revenue generator.
When in doubt, paint em red...it's less money than the fine.
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby swampedge » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:10 pm

Milk jugs aren't red. LOL. I used them to haul gas in when I was a kid mowing grass. HDPE.


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Re: Jerry can color

Postby BCRAWLER » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:19 pm

Here in Canada we have the same color codes but never heard of anybody being busted for not adhering to the rules. 20 years ago remember being at the cottage with my buddy when he called there to say he had run out of gas. Went to get him and head to the gas station to get fuel. Neither of us had a gerry can and as it turns out the station didn't either. Bought a jug of windshield wiper fluid and poured in my truck. Refilled it with gas if front of the attendant and off we went. Poured all but the last inch in the tank[fluid still in jug} and all was good. Poured out the remainder to start the campfire later but that went horribly wrong, long story for a later time,LOL.
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby prospector » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:34 am

BCRAWLER wrote:Here in Canada we have the same color codes but never heard of anybody being busted for not adhering to the rules. 20 years ago remember being at the cottage with my buddy when he called there to say he had run out of gas. Went to get him and head to the gas station to get fuel. Neither of us had a gerry can and as it turns out the station didn't either. Bought a jug of windshield wiper fluid and poured in my truck. Refilled it with gas if front of the attendant and off we went. Poured all but the last inch in the tank[fluid still in jug} and all was good. Poured out the remainder to start the campfire later but that went horribly wrong, long story for a later time,LOL.


I want to hear the rest of the story, why did it go horribly wrong?

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Re: Jerry can color

Postby Grand_Wag_85 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:00 am

I've used a washer fluid jug for gas too, small world. One of the gladiators I had did not have a fuel tank, previous owner had one in the bed we got rid of. So to get it going around the yard I rigged up a fuel line into a washer fluid bottle and zip tied it to something under the hood. When I sold the truck I told the new owner it will drive onto a trailer and explained the tank situation. He shows up hell bent on driving this this truck 120 miles home stopping every other mile to top off the tank. The truck was also locked in 4LO with 40 year old tires and snow chains on and no tail lights or plates...or brakes.
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby BCRAWLER » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:03 pm

To set up the scene,, we were at a cottage at the lake. In the yard was a fire pit made of cinder blocks. It was u shaped and 3 cinders high by 3 cinders on each wall for length. There was about 5 feet of clearing around the pit. After the sun went down we had put tinder and firewood in the pit. I poured the last of the gas in the pit , perhaps an inch or two of gas on the wood. Realized the only fire source I had on me was a zippo lighter. Not wanting to be that close went looking for some matches. Found some soon after and head to ignite. That is when everything went bad. Dark night with no moon. Threw the lite match in and WHOOSH. The fire ball must have been at least 30 feet tall. Our wives were in the cottage and came out figuring something had exploded from the light show and noise. The fumes from the gas had spread across the lawn and went up with the fireball. I was wearing a tattered pair of jeans standing in the fume area and the ends started to smoulder. The grass was very dry due to lack of rain.The fireball caused the flaming tinder from the pit to launch all over the lawn. Suddenly we had a very large fie to deal with. Grabbed the garden hose and away we went. Buddies wife called the FD and 20 minutes later they showed up, rural area.Fire-hall was less than 5 miles away. Had it mostly under control when they got there. Lost about half the lawn. No tickets but a severe scolding from FD. Legs looked like I had the measles from burns and took a long time to regrow hair. Lawn came in great the following year.Gas is much more explosive than you think. :banghead:
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby Grand_Wag_85 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:36 am

Wow! I'm sorry but I had to chuckle there. :)
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Re: Jerry can color

Postby REDONE » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:57 am

prospector wrote:It wasn't a Nash Metropolitan, it was a '56 T-Bird, and it wasn't theirs, they had stolen it from their next door neighbor. GEEEEZ. Redone, I mean holy smokes, how could anyone gaff that one up? :funnypost: j/k.



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Re: Jerry can color

Postby Don S » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:48 pm

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I used to have to service and sell those Nash Metropolitan in the late 1950s at Battenfeild Motors in Amarillo.
They had a Lucas electrical system. They wouldn't start if it was raining.

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Re: Jerry can color

Postby BCRAWLER » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:07 pm

As I understand, the Nash was the only auto ever manufactured that could pull the front wheels from the factory. From what I was told if you drove it as fast as possible in reverse then jammed into foward it would wheelie. Think that kinda counts as beening able to wheelie.
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