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Scepter Duramax 14 Gallon Wheeled Fuel Container with Flo N Go Fuel Caddy 97.34+Tax FS $105.37

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Walmart has the Scepter Duramax 14 Gallon Wheeled Fuel Container with Flo N Go Fuel Caddy on sale for $97.34+Tax with free shipping.

This is much cheaper than the $155~ that northern tool charges for the caddy. Great for fuel storage for the upcoming hurricane season as most generators will use at least 12 gallons of gas/day at half capacity, which means each one of these caddies should supply about a days worth of gas. Been looking for a deal for a long time for bulk fuel storage. Many of the alternatives have really bad reviews due to pumps leaking etc. This one is gravity fed. I plan to use a small inline pump to pump the gas out of this and into the generator. An example of said pump is Mr. Gasket 12s Electric fuel pump.

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I like the convenience of the fuel nozzle, but seems like it would be pretty heavy when full.
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I like the convenience of the fuel nozzle, but seems like it would be pretty heavy when full.
Thus, the wheels I assume?

It's an odd-ball size IMO.

I'm looking for a way to store gas for a generator. But after realizing how hard it is to find non-ethanol gas in my area, it seems I will be using propane on my generator this coming hurricane season. Oddly enough a 40lb steel propane cylinder costs less than this plastic gasoline container.

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Thus, the wheels I assume?

It's an odd-ball size IMO.

I'm looking for a way to store gas for a generator. But after realizing how hard it is to find non-ethanol gas in my area, it seems I will be using propane on my generator this coming hurricane season. Oddly enough a 40lb steel propane cylinder costs less than this plastic gasoline container.

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40 lbs of propane will only run you for about 16 hours at half capacity for a 5500 surge 4500 running capacity generator though. Whereas that same generator on gas (4 gallon tank) will run at 1/2 capacity for 8 hours. That means at half capacity, this fuel caddy would hold enough gas to run for 28 hours. Wish my generator was that efficient.
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https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1...1588349003

Page 66; DuromaxXP5500EH Run Time @ 50% (Propane) 8 hr. (20 lb.), Run Time @ 50% (Gas) 8 hr. (4 gallon tank)

That means to get a similar run time at half power, you would need 3.5 40 lb cylinders of propane, or one caddy of gas.
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I like the convenience of the fuel nozzle, but seems like it would be pretty heavy when full.
When completely full, it is about 120lbs. That is the reason it comes with wheels. I fill my caddy with 3 5 gallon gas cans. Then use the caddy to fill my car up every 6~ months or so. I have 2 caddies and rotate the gas.
Like I said, I use a electric pump in addition to this, so the gas can be pumped from the top of the tank and pushed into the car.
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I bought one of these (below) along with some gas hose. I rigged it up to attach it onto my five gallon gas cans to fill my JetSki. I just balance the gas can on top of my handle bars and can easily stop the gas flow as it gets to the top.
https://www.amazon.com/Fill-Rite-...003D7KE2G/
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okay... I wrote before I noticed other parts of your reply. so this comment I am writing will be adjusted momentarily.
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I bought one of these (below) along with some gas hose. I rigged it up to attach it onto my five gallon gas cans to fill my JetSki. I just balance the gas can on top of my handle bars and can easily stop the gas flow as it gets to the top.
https://www.amazon.com/Fill-Rite-...003D7KE2G/
That looks pretty awesome. I mainly picked up the caddies to reduce the storage requirements for 3 days worth of gas. I pretty much assumed in hurricane prone areas, that the water would hopefully recede within 3 days and allow me to get more gas if need be. However we have had week(s) of no electricity in the past. I have 3 cans in addition to the caddies, but I figured having 9 cans to store would be more of a pain than 2 caddies and 3 cans.

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I've never used a generator for home use before... only on job sites with gas generators, but that was many many years ago.... so does this mean it will last longer with gas vs propane? And propane will be less dangerous when running for extended times , as well as maintain a longer storage life?


(Note: I only have 1 functioning arm and leg. And while I'm a big guy -6'7" 330lbs- I have enough strength in one arm, but I lack the control that 2 arms provide. So propane seemed like a more viable solution.)

Also, everything I mention is an assumption based upon what I've learned so far. And as with EVERYTHING I ever say, I may be wrong, and am always welcoming those that can correct me. Thanks Smilie
Yes. It runs through propane faster than gas. You should be able to find similar run times in your generators manual. Propane is great, it burns much cleaner, but there is not nearly as much power in propane as there is in gas. I use a fuel pump like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Autobest-1...B00C59RSXG

I bought 2 5/16 fuel hoses, added one to each end of the pump, then connected the electrical leads to the + - of a car or generator battery. It moves the gas through the hoses and to the other side. This may be a solution that would help with the weight issue. I use 5 gallon cans filled at the gas station (3 of them), then drive those home and fill the caddy with them. This keeps the weight down.
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Can gas vapor escape?
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I got lucky and bought mine off craigslist for $15, the previous owner had not used for 5 years. I thought this was gonna be so much better than the 5 gallon containers, but I honestly find myself preferring the 5 gallon containers. It's heavy and cumbersome. You can only really fill it up to 12.5 gallons if you want to stand it up and not have the level be over the level of the cap. You have to trust the fitting at the bottom not to fail or you will have a big mess on your hands. To fill a car requires 2 people and a sturdy platform to lift to. The nozzle it comes with works like crap. (I may modify one day with an auto shutoff) Lastly you cannot get the last half gallon out. Which means you're always mixing old gas with new. For my purposes (filling up with grocery store perks) the 5 gallons are just easier.
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I got lucky and bought mine off craigslist for $15, the previous owner had not used for 5 years. I thought this was gonna be so much better than the 5 gallon containers, but I honestly find myself preferring the 5 gallon containers. It's heavy and cumbersome. You can only really fill it up to 12.5 gallons if you want to stand it up and not have the level be over the level of the cap. You have to trust the fitting at the bottom not to fail or you will have a big mess on your hands. To fill a car requires 2 people and a sturdy platform to lift to. The nozzle it comes with works like crap. (I may modify one day with an auto shutoff) Lastly you cannot get the last half gallon out. Which means you're always mixing old gas with new. For my purposes (filling up with grocery store perks) the 5 gallons are just easier.
Honestly you can get 13.5~ gallons in pretty easily, the last .25-.5 gallons is more annoying. When filling it up, it is intended to be laid flat on the ground. Once filled and you screw on the cap, you can then lift the handle and roll it. As far as worrying about fuel leaking at a seal, you can also store this flat the same way you would store a bunch of 5 gallon canisters. The length is about 3 5 gallon cans in a line. As far as the issue with the pump to the car, the easiest solution is using an electric pump to remove the gas. I linked one earlier.

Not saying the product is perfect, but I researched bulk gas storage for generators, and couldnt find a decent price caddy that did not have some short comings in some way. The big metal ones which are larger and heavier have a large number of reviews about pumps dumping gas everywhere when you use the pumps. This was the one with the least negatives, and also was the cheapest available.

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Can gas vapor escape?
The top inlet cap has a vent that can be opened by rotating the center of the cap. If you want it to constantly vent you can unscrew that part a little, otherwise just screw it shut.
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Can't shipped to cali?
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Still way more expensive than three 5 gallon containers which would run about $40-$60. Just buy a $1 funnel...

I would probably buy this if it was $75 for the convenience but $100? No thanks
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Can't shipped to cali?
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Still way more expensive than three 5 gallon containers which would run about $40-$60. Just buy a $1 funnel...

I would probably buy this if it was $75 for the convenience but $100? No thanks
Sure, but how do you store 9 5 gallon canisters for gas for hurricane preparedness? 3 5 gallon cans only enough for 1 day at half capacity of most portable generators.
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Bigger gas tank than my cars gas tank 😔
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