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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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I am likely in the near future going to be in teh need of 1-2 fuel jugs for track use for pump gas.

Question I have is where to get them? Just like everyone else, I'm looking for a reasonable price for them. ebay and most online places with shipping come close to 50 a jug.

I am looking for 5 gallon jugs without all the stupid safety valves and shit that is just not cool. I guess that puts me in the category of something similar to the VP jugs like this:



Any places to get them, or local retail, or anyone have good conditioned used ones they want to sell, let me know. I'm not ready to buy them yet, but maybe in the next month or so.

I'm also open to other suggestions and types of jugs. The biggest things for me is price and no stupid fill spouts.

Example of stupid fill spout:



and one last ? . Is there any difference in the material they use for diesel jugs and gas jugs? Any reason I couldn't use them instead? The diesel ones seem to run cheaper and can be found without the stupid type fill spouts.

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the material used for both the gas and diesel jugs is polyethylene, no difference

check menards, they have the jugs with the less stupid spouts, i paid like $14 for 2x 5 gallon jugs and for 1/3 the price of a single "racing jug" im willing to put up with some more hassle

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the material used for both the gas and diesel jugs is polyethylene, no difference

check menards, they have the jugs with the less stupid spouts, i paid like $14 for 2x 5 gallon jugs and for 1/3 the price of a single "racing jug" im willing to put up with some more hassle
You cannot put gasoline in a diesel jug. You cannot put diesel in a gasoline jug. You cannot put kerosene in a gas jug etc.

Tea had a gas station tanker driver take away her gas after she put it into one of those white jugs we all use.

Just an FYI. We're all going to do it anyway.

Phkz24, call Mary at Open Air Power Sports and see what she can do. I know they have them in stock. I'm looking at them right now Yes, 11:24 pm and I'm here. Is that dedication or what!

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Wal-Mart, Menards, Your local gas station..... As long as you are running pump gas, they should all have jugs with the spout fills. I don't know what the difference is, but I have heard the same thing gkotlin posted. Gas in Gas Jugs, Diesel in their own jugs. May be due to the different openings on the tank or for anti-mixing purposes.

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what the heck are you doing there so late...are you on a pedal bike running a generator for all the lights or something?

And don't worry about picking up the trailer then, Its no big deal for me. If its there cool, if not I know where it is at and can stop by that other place and put my stuff in the trailer, you can then move anything around in the trailer as you need to to get your stuff in there.

And is there any reason other than the fire marshal, why I could't put gas in a yellow jug? Pretty sure they are made of the same plastic, I don't think they would melt or anything? Maybe I just need to use a sharpie and write "Gasoline" on the side

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ya, what do you mean a tanker driver took away her gas?

i use a white jug also, and i think it was like $36.
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corey, it will not melt. they use the same plastic for all of the jug colors
i think the color coding is for anti mixing purposes not ure if theres any legality in it

as for the spouts being stupid now-a-days its because of emissions requirements

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They're all polyethelystyrene if I recall. You can use any of them for the liquids. I of course had to have yellow cans. But I haven't gotten around to getting some. Want to buy some normal red ones?

I didn't get the trailer. May do it later. Drop by it's location and put the stuff in there.

Instead of a sharpie, you could get some cool vinyl stickers to look professional.

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DGY has VP jugs for $29.99
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no styrene in the jugs, gasoline and petroleum distillates for that matter directly attack styrene

look on the bottom of one, it should be marked HDPE or have a 2 in a arrow triangle

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Here you go. I have 2 of thses cans with one of the 18" filter hose with flow control valve. I love them as the gas cans have 2 handles which make sit easy to lift and pour when full and also has a release valve so the gas flows quickly.


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Here you go. I have 2 of thses cans with one of the 18" filter hose with flow control valve. I love them as the gas cans have 2 handles which make sit easy to lift and pour when full and also has a release valve so the gas flows quickly.
ok, so are you selling one? $

what are they, where can i pick one up from? $

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The industry has a set of standard colors for different types of fuel:

Yellow = Diesel
Red = Gasoline
Blue = Kerosene

Not sure what White is for, or what color is linked to heating oil (a lighter type of diesel?)

Kerosene and Diesel are less volatile and so the spouts don't have the same vapor suppression stuff.

The problem is not what YOU put in or take out of any color jug. The problem comes when OTHERS see a color and make an assumption of what's in it by the color of the jug.

Two years ago, at an annual retreat I go to, someone put gasoline into blue jugs. The blue jugs were supposed to be kerosene and were used by others to fill the bullet style turbo heaters for use in the activity tents. Well, when the first heater fired up that night, the tent nearly burned down. flames were shooting out the front of the heater, and we were lucky that the damn thing didn't explode. We ended up with over 100 gallons of mixed gas and kerosene to dispose of.

Not everyone can tell the difference between fuels by smell.

Just get red ones for gas and play safe.

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hey Greg, whats the difference between the blue polyethelene storage jug and the blue metal sealed cylindrical fuel container?
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ok, so are you selling one? $

what are they, where can i pick one up from? $

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Sorry forgot to post the link


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hey Greg, whats the difference between the blue polyethelene storage jug and the blue metal sealed cylindrical fuel container?
labeling
the metal cans are painted and labled from a commercial sales aspect not a re-use aspect, if i recall correctly the 5g metal cans you get say, U4, in are labeled saying they are not to be reused

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hey Greg, whats the difference between the blue polyethelene storage jug and the blue metal sealed cylindrical fuel container?

Inside joke. It has something to do with bikes not being able to run on hydrogen yet.

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the stupid fill spouts actually work pretty good IMO
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