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5 Gallon Plastic Gas Can $4.83 @ Sandy Springs, GA Lowes Stores - pickup only

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These are clearance items for a reason - the CARB compliant spouts suck!
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"Save 74% thru 09/18/2019" or likely when clearance item sold out


Item # 90258 Model # 00003
5-Gallon Plastic Gasoline Can
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The lowest price I could find was at the Sandy Springs store, but the price varies from
store to store and you can see price differences if you are on the Lowes site and changes stores.
(I actually bought from the Austell store for $7.40 and came home to find it's cheaper at Sandy Springs Mad )

Most places you buy a new gas can from will be ~$20+ !!!

You have to keep an open mind for these (to see a good deal).
Do not buy if you need to use the built-in spout - that's what all the complaints are about.

Use these for temp storage of non-corrosive liquids (not just "gasoline").
If you are a vehicle dweller, can use for fresh water (or gray collection).

You can try a spout replacement - search for "EZ-Pour" spout replacement.
You can get a hand pump - search for
"Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump" or "Fuel Transfer Pump for Gasoline"
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These cans are great for storing gasoline, but horrible for transferring it. After trying a host of pumps and transfer techniques - this is by far the best and most economical - Get this liquid transfer pump from HF

https://www.harborfreight.com/Bat...63847.html

It runs on 2 D batteries, which are not cheap, so get these AA to D adapters, from ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AA-to-Si...2023525103

Great deal OP - Thank you for posting.
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I bought a can at the local pro lawn shop, where I get my tools, see the spout below:

https://www.amazon.com/SPILL-6132...2318&psc=1

Get that and win. Its awesome. Price wasn't slick but a tool that works is worth it.
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Haven't seen a five gallon for this price since the 90s!
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I bought a can at the local pro lawn shop, where I get my tools, see the spout below:

https://www.amazon.com/SPILL-6132...2318&psc=1

Get that and win. Its awesome. Price wasn't slick but a tool that works is worth it.
I have the no spill brand can/spout and love it! Definitely recommend the upgrade as you suggest, as long as a long spout is not needed.

Unfortunately this deal is $12.35 near me in NJ.
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I would need 26 cans of gasoline to get to Georgia to buy these.
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I gave up on plastic cans long ago. The sun swells them and they all eventually crack, and waste gasoline (which ironically costs more that the can oft times)

I only use metal Eagle Safety cans now. My last one was from AWD for ~$20. It probably 4 yrs old now and still solid.
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I gave up on plastic cans long ago. The sun swells them and they all eventually crack, and waste gasoline (which ironically costs more that the can oft times)

I only use metal Eagle Safety cans now. My last one was from AWD for ~$20. It probably 4 yrs old now and still solid.
i am having these issue with my plastic can... even the heat in my garage the vapor make it expand, are metal generally safer? will they explode? i been wanting a military style one for look
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i am having these issue with my plastic can... even the heat in my garage the vapor make it expand, are metal generally safer? will they explode? i been wanting a military style one for look
I've been using the same 14, 5 gallon cans (and one 6 gallon can) since 2014 (midwestern brand purchased at kmart and menards) to store gas from Kroger's fuel program, it get 90-100 degrees, never had one burst or leak yet. They do swell in the heat but that's it. I fill and empty them all about 2x per month but some may hold the same fuel for up to a month.

Ymmv, but that my real world experience.

As for the spouts, I use and recommend the shake siphon from amazon (Someone from fatwallet suggested it years ago) they do get brittle so plan on replacing them about once a year, I put the can on a step ladders paint shelf (so it's elevated above the fuel tank, give it two or three shakes and it's as fast as a gas pump.

Would estimate I've saved about $10k on fuel cost over that time (we drive a lot of miles). And the wife appreciates not having to pump gas since I usually just fill all the cars up right in the driveway. Strangely, no neighbor has ever asked why I do this of course most of them don't talk to me at all...
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I've been using the same 14, 5 gallon cans (and one 6 gallon can) since 2014 (midwestern brand purchased at kmart and menards) to store gas from Kroger's fuel program, it get 90-100 degrees, never had one burst or leak yet. They do swell in the heat but that's it. I fill and empty them all about 2x per month but some may hold the same fuel for up to a month.

Ymmv, but that my real world experience.

As for the spouts, I use and recommend the shake siphon from amazon (Someone from fatwallet suggested it years ago) they do get brittle so plan on replacing them about once a year, I put the can on a step ladders paint shelf (so it's elevated above the fuel tank, give it two or three shakes and it's as fast as a gas pump.

Would estimate I've saved about $10k on fuel cost over that time (we drive a lot of miles). And the wife appreciates not having to pump gas since I usually just fill all the cars up right in the driveway. Strangely, no neighbor has ever asked why I do this of course most of them don't talk to me at all...
Why do you do this?
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Why do you do this?
I get $1 off each gallon. Saves me $140 plus a month.
But you're limited to 35 gallons per fill up. Make sense?
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Still $10-12 on clearance here in western WA, so I'll wait and see if they go down in price.

The 360 view shows a yellow and black spout which looks similar to the red and black spout on my Midwest cans. The other image shows a black spout with a green collar. I'm happy with the Midwest spout so I'll try the yellow spout if available.

Correction: $6.73 in North Seattle, $6.94 in Tacoma, $7.12 in Puyallup and $7.23 in Kent
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I used to store gas tanks in my garage. It gets to maybe 120 degree F in my garage. My midwest cans haven't really held up (Kmart too) - the tank itself is fine but the nozzle is terrible. The nozzles seals have either don't seal well anymore or the nozzle has snapped bits internally and won't completely lock in the vapors.

I bought a big metal jobsite box to store all of my gas tanks and did have it in the garage for some time. The jobsite box does have some rubber seals and for the most part it does cut down on the vapors but one of these days I will have to enhance the box seals.

However, I moved my lockable box outside for liability reasons and I suggest you do something similar if you don't want your insurance / rentor coming after you and wholly blaming you if your residence ever goes up in fire. Other kinds of boxes you might get are lockable deck boxes, military surplus metal transport boxes, or similar with some shade to keep the vapor loss / gas degradation down.
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I've been using the same 14, 5 gallon cans (and one 6 gallon can) since 2014 (midwestern brand purchased at kmart and menards) to store gas from Kroger's fuel program, it get 90-100 degrees, never had one burst or leak yet. They do swell in the heat but that's it. I fill and empty them all about 2x per month but some may hold the same fuel for up to a month.

Ymmv, but that my real world experience.

As for the spouts, I use and recommend the shake siphon from amazon (Someone from fatwallet suggested it years ago) they do get brittle so plan on replacing them about once a year, I put the can on a step ladders paint shelf (so it's elevated above the fuel tank, give it two or three shakes and it's as fast as a gas pump.

Would estimate I've saved about $10k on fuel cost over that time (we drive a lot of miles). And the wife appreciates not having to pump gas since I usually just fill all the cars up right in the driveway. Strangely, no neighbor has ever asked why I do this of course most of them don't talk to me at all...
14? I guess you do drive a lot. Don't you run out of gift cards to buy?
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14? I guess you do drive a lot. Don't you run out of gift cards to buy?
Sometimes, that's why I have 14 cans, I can roll into a month with a couple weeks of gas.

It used to be easier because you could buy variable load visas and liquidate them with bluebird etc. and still get the points but they ended that years ago. There are other ways but...

It's also nice in case prices spike (like Memorial Day or 4th of July) and you can ride it out till the price drops down. Least I ever paid was like 49 cents a gallon. They never did $2 off a gallon here anyway (Michigan)

I also use a card that gives me 15 cents back per gallon - granted it's in SYW rewards via gasbuddy but hey, if I didn't want to save I wouldn't be on SD.
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