Make Gas Cans Great Again & Lock Up the "Snow Blower Vote" [BUCK THROCKMORTON]

If Donald Trump wants to ensure he recaptures the 2020 electoral votes in the Great Lakes states he won in 2016 - and possibly add Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Maine - there is one simple thing he could do that would make him a hero to every snow-blowing American - issue an executive order to restore functioning gas cans.

To be clear, this would also make him a hero to tens of millions of other Americans throughout the country who use lawn mowers, power tools, etc around their homes or in their jobs. In 2009 the EPA banned the sale of gas cans that functionally pour gas. To be specific, the scientifically illiterate bureaucrats at the EPA outlawed gas cans with vents, mandating that all new gas cans must have crazy contraptions that require three hands to operate. Unlike the old gas cans, the new ones spill gas all over the user and onto the ground. The result of the EPA’s incompetence is a new gas can that is much worse for the environment than the one it replaced. The incompetent regulators at the EPA are so scientifically illiterate that they honestly believed that the vents on gas cans were there to allow gas fumes to escape, rather than the actual purpose of allowing air to flow in to the can so that gas can be poured out. Having received their “science” education in Oppression Studies classes at Grievance State University, these morons making rules for how we gas up our power tools have likely never handled a tool more powerful than their own personal groomers.

The government-mandated non-functioning gas can may be the most unpopular government-imposed regulatory rule since the 55 mile per hour speed limit. If you don’t know someone who mocks and despises these stupid red canisters, then you are living a very sheltered urban or upscale lifestyle. Most all working-class and middle-class Americans deal with these awful containers, and they mock the government for imposing them on us. Even James Lileks, the gentle Minneapolis newspaper columnist who also writes for National Review, had this to say recently on his daily blog about his efforts to gas up his new snow blower:

This was not as easy as it sounds, since the gas can had a special safety nozzle that prevented gas from escaping under any circumstances, including the time when you wanted to pour it out. Push in the green tab to unlock, press with your palm! Nothing. Did it again: nothing. Did it again: somehow gas came out of the part where I was pressing, not the nozzle. Augh. Go inside, clean it off, try to get the damned SAFETY ENHANCED CAN to release a few drops. Nothing. In the process the smell of gas filled the garage and the tunnel, and when my wife came home she was overcome by fumes.

While not an obnoxious #NeverTrump writer like much of the National Review staff, Mr. Lileks has been politely #NotTrump. Perhaps liberating him, and millions of other snow blowing Americans, from the tyranny of the government-designed gas can would be persuasive come November 2020.

Even if you put politics aside, and out of compassion for his fellow Americans, Mr. Trump just needs to issue an executive order to end this gas can idiocy. His recent comments mocking government toilet regulations indicate that he has an ear for the impact of idiotic government regulations. Congress never passed a law which outlawed the old gas cans. Instead, these abhorrent new gas cans were simply foisted on us by zealous government imbeciles who have never mowed a blade of grass or poured a drop of gas out of a gas can. With one stroke of his pen President Trump can fix this mess. One more thing - after restoring functioning gas cans, President Trump should assemble the EPA team and ask every executive and manager in the EPA if they personally support the current non-functioning gas cans. Any EPA employee who replies in the affirmative should be terminated on the spot - with insults, derision, and mockery. Someone please forward this article to President Trump.

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1 I nooded.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 01:52 PM (MTxDQ)

2 Infidel you got me.

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2019 01:53 PM (YJxi7)

3 Army Surplus has Gerry Cans.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2019 01:53 PM (WCL8/)

4 This is one of the GREATEST POSTS EVAH!!! HUZZAH!!

Posted by: BignJames at December 25, 2019 01:55 PM (X/Pw5)

5 Those spouts are the worst. Don't know how much gas I've spilled because of those idiot bureaucrats.

Posted by: itsatax at December 25, 2019 01:55 PM (G0PUA)

6 My mom was deriding our great President's incandescent light bulbs fix. For one pointed out everyone cant afford nice LED light bulbs.

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2019 01:56 PM (YJxi7)

7 Thankfully, I have never had to subject myself to those gas cans. Still have all my old red ones that actually work.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 01:57 PM (MTxDQ)

8 Personally have lots of plastic gas cans which here I fill myself, unlike the People's republic of New Jersey.

Posted by: Skip at December 25, 2019 01:57 PM (YJxi7)

9 They'll take my old-style Rubbermaid gas can when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 25, 2019 01:58 PM (jx3OG)

10 Jerry cans. Not Gerry cans.

So long as we're wishing for a Pony ...

Bring back laundry detergent and electric dishwasher detergent that works. They removed phosphates, which renders them emasculated. One work around was buying TSP, or Trisodium Phosphate, but that too, was defanged.

You should see the list of stuff that California is working on banning. Absolutely unreal. If it's stronger than say, water, better stock up now.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 25, 2019 01:58 PM (tOHeO)

11 It takes three hands to operate? Good. Elites always hire plenty of illegal Messicans, so that should be a problem, ecce Haysoos?

Elite away!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 01:59 PM (HaL55)

12 This post makes Saint Greta angry!

Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2019 01:59 PM (NgKpN)

13 I have one of those safety cans. I fixed it. It works fine now.

Posted by: Ronster at December 25, 2019 01:59 PM (hzxz4)

14 I inherited a bunch of curly que light bulbs in this house. I need to replace them with the incandescent bulbs I've been hording.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 02:00 PM (MTxDQ)

15 I loathe those socialist gas can spouts. First thing I do when I get one is disassemble it and gut the damned thing so it pours like it is supposed to.

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 25, 2019 02:00 PM (VcFUs)

16 >> Jerry cans. Not Gerry cans.


Pretty sure those are pronounced the same way.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2019 02:00 PM (WCL8/)

17 Just use a bucket.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2019 02:01 PM (WCL8/)

18 Aaargghh. I hate those gas cans. What a POS. Got one to fill up golf cart at lake house. I finally got new funnel and take the whole damn "safety" spout off and pour into funnel. Still slosh some gas around, but at least I'm getting gas out the "safety" gas can.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 25, 2019 02:01 PM (Dhht7)

19 You should see the list of stuff that California is working on banning.
Absolutely unreal. If it's stronger than say, water, better stock up
now.


And what they don't ban will have the "WARNING: CAUSES CANCER!!" stickers all over it.

California apparently causes cancer.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:02 PM (HaL55)

20 Mmmmm. I have tools. Punch plus cork equals vent.

Posted by: henry at December 25, 2019 02:02 PM (J3Rfi)

21 This us so true.

Posted by: Scott Gordon at December 25, 2019 02:02 PM (+7+zc)

22 If you have to buy a new gas "can", run it through your shop before you foul it with gas. Usually you can saw off enough of the safety stuff to render it usable. YMMV.

Level of difficulty: 3/4 of a twelve pack.

Posted by: klaftern at December 25, 2019 02:02 PM (RuIsu)

23 Outboard motor lobby says yes!

Posted by: Scott Gordon at December 25, 2019 02:03 PM (+7+zc)

24 Posted by: Common Tater at December 25, 2019 01:58 PM (tOHeO)

Yes, and I miss good detergent.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 02:03 PM (MTxDQ)

25 The interim solution to this is to search for water storage cans. Amazingly they have the same spout thread diameter as your red enviro-nazi cans.

I got so sick of the contraption I had to use that I permanently modified it so the "safety valve" is always open... a situation that is definitely worse than the way the old cans worked.

Posted by: Defenestratus at December 25, 2019 02:03 PM (9V81o)

26 Well Ronster are you monetizing your fix invention or are you going to share it?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 25, 2019 02:03 PM (n4y+3)

27 I've never had much trouble with the new cans, but I don't know what the old cans were like for comparison. Like old dog, I usually take the spout off and pour it in a funnel.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 25, 2019 02:05 PM (tSdA3)

28 Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs

Kindly step off the lawn.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 02:06 PM (MTxDQ)

29 Had to use one of those idiot gas cans on the upper deck of a pitching boat, at night, on the ocean, to fill a small generator.

Gas all over the deck. Very dangerous.

Posted by: Dan at December 25, 2019 02:06 PM (+NG5U)

30 19 You should see the list of stuff that California is working on banning.
Absolutely unreal. If it's stronger than say, water, better stock up
now.

And what they don't ban will have the "WARNING: CAUSES CANCER!!" stickers all over it.

California apparently causes cancer.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:02 PM (HaL55)

There is a cancer warning sign as you enter my local WALMART.

Cracked me the hell up first time I noticed it.

Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2019 02:06 PM (NgKpN)

31 I have the old style ones, but if ever forced to have the new one I will punch a hole in the proper place and cover with a piece of ducktape or an old plug.

Why does the epa think people won't modify things to work?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 25, 2019 02:06 PM (r+sAi)

32 We have old gas cans, They came with funnels and a vent that screws tight when not pouring. I'm glad I haven't had to gerry rig a new can to make it functional.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 25, 2019 02:08 PM (n4y+3)

33 With the new can I just removed the spout and poured into a funnel. It works.



Posted by: Mikey NTH - Measure Your Fury With A Rage-o-Meter from The Outrage Outlet! at December 25, 2019 02:08 PM (7ULem)

34 20 Mmmmm. I have tools. Punch plus cork equals vent.

Posted by: henry at December 25, 2019 02:02 PM (J3Rfi)


Vent cap assembly can be purchased from Amazon.
Drill hole, press in till it snaps, snap the cap shut - just like brand new.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 25, 2019 02:08 PM (WkaWu)

35 PaleRider, I found a kit on the Internet that included a new nozzle, and a new vent plug w/cap. Only tool required was the correct size drill bit for the pop in vent.

Posted by: Ronster at December 25, 2019 02:09 PM (hzxz4)

36 One more thing - after restoring functioning gas cans, President Trump
should assemble the EPA team and ask tell every executive and manager in the
EPA ... YOU'RE FIRED! Then eliminate the entire agency.


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Fixed. Otherwise, great idea and rant.

Posted by: ShainS at December 25, 2019 02:09 PM (WqPYg)

37 "His recent comments mocking government toilet regulations indicate that
he has an ear for the impact of idiotic government regulations."


He came from heavily regulated businesses - construction and hotels/resorts.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Measure Your Fury With A Rage-o-Meter from The Outrage Outlet! at December 25, 2019 02:10 PM (7ULem)

38 Common Tater,How was TSP defanged? Is the powdered TSP cleaner I buy in the paint section terrific, semi-good, or useless for helping washing machine and dishwasher detergents?

Posted by: Gref at December 25, 2019 02:10 PM (AMIL/)

39 A while ago, I found a place that was selling "water" cans - which are essentially the same thing as the old gas cans, just labeled as "water", and work the same as the old gas cans.

Another example of the gov't fixing a problem that doesn't exist, and makes everyone's lives worse by doing so.

Posted by: Christopher J Campion at December 25, 2019 02:10 PM (IzoP6)

40 The interim solution to this is to search for water storage cans. Amazingly they have the same spout thread diameter as your red enviro-nazi cans.

Posted by: Defenestratus at December 25, 2019 02:03

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Are they red? Apparently the EPA has dictated what colors for what fuels you put into your can.

Red containers are intended for gasoline and other highly flammable liquids.

Blue containers are used for storing kerosene.

Yellow containers are used for diesel fuel.

Green containers typically are designed for storing oil.


Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 25, 2019 02:11 PM (Dhht7)

41 Found a replacement spout on Amazon. Link to follow. Check out the highest rated review!

A couple of years back, I bought a great little diesel-fueled Bobcat Tractor. I also picked up three yellow 5-gallon gas cans to store fuel in. I'm 68, and the fuel inlet on this tractor is almost at shoulder level. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that these crappy EPA-mandated spouts took twenty times longer to drain a five-gallon can than it takes me to drain my bladder. Once I got the intricate slots aligned and the difficult mechanism adequately compressed, I was required to stand there and hold the leaky thing up for ten minutes or more. This was clearly the creation of some pin-headed bureaucratic morons with no common sense. But let me tell you how I really feel.
I soon rigged up a system of bungee cords to hold the can up there while I went off to read War and Peace, but leakage remained a problem.
Finally fed up, I ordered these fuel spouts, and am kicking myself for waiting so long. The spout comes with an air vent which is easily installed in the rear of the can, (drill the hole with a 1/2 inchspeed bore, not a drill bit) and now I can fuel my tractor as God intended! What used to take many minutes now takes seconds, and without any leaking. Get yours now before they are either outlawed or you are required to undergo an FBI background check to obtain one!

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 25, 2019 02:11 PM (VcFUs)

42 California causes cancer.

Posted by: klaftern at December 25, 2019 02:11 PM (RuIsu)

43 You should see the list of stuff that California is working on banning. Absolutely unreal. If it's stronger than say, water, better stock up now.
Posted by: Common Tater at December 25, 2019 01:58 PM (tOHeO)

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CA is working on banning water also.

Don't believe me? Check the new water usage laws set to come into effect in 2022.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:12 PM (WEBkv)

44 Y'all need to get crackin' and commentin' much harder and more prolifically if I'm going to have any shot at claiming my traditional and rightful comment number!

Posted by: Hillary! 2020! at December 25, 2019 02:13 PM (DMUuz)

45 Congress should pass Universal Vented Gas Cans For All legislation. Everyone gets a "free" one! At least it would be something useful.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 25, 2019 02:13 PM (r+sAi)

46 https://tinyurl.com/r95h7ot


Link for the spout I posted a review for upstream a bit.

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 25, 2019 02:13 PM (VcFUs)

47 It seems most of the Horde figured out what to do - get a funnel, pour into it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Measure Your Fury With A Rage-o-Meter from The Outrage Outlet! at December 25, 2019 02:13 PM (7ULem)

48 Rubic's Gas Can.

Posted by: klaftern at December 25, 2019 02:13 PM (RuIsu)

49 Blake, I think you mean that Cali is reserving water for the elites. Movie stars will not be giving up their swimming pools.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 25, 2019 02:14 PM (n4y+3)

50 Now that I think about it, a thread on "Shit The Government Ruined" could be a long one.

2-stroke lawnmowers are a distant memory, because of air pollution concerns. Except, it wasn't a big deal. First, they reduced the blade speed from the 3600 RPM that had long been standard. This was to meet some 21" blade tip mile-per-hour safety regulation somebody decided was safer. The problem was, sometimes people don't clean up debris out of the yard, bits of wire or whatever. So this significantly reduces the quality of the cut grass. Incidentally, a snowblower will also benefit GREATLY from adjusting the RPM level to 3600 - they are often crippled from the factory.

Then they decided to add the shut-off bar, that won't allow the engine to remain running. This adds complexity, failure points, weight, and cost. Then they mandated that lawnmowers be 4 cycle - adding even more weight.

At this point, all mowers are mostly self-propelled, because now they are too goddamned heavy to push around with all the extraneous shit they've hung on them.

Lawn Boy 2-strokes are great, I have a 1976 model, magnesium deck, light as a feather. Push with one hand, easily maneuvered, plows through thick grass like nobodys business, even when wet, that would bog down a four stroke briggs and stratton. Very nice cut, with a striped appearance.

Ringo was spot on "everything the government touches, turns to shit."

Posted by: Common Tater at December 25, 2019 02:14 PM (tOHeO)

51 California is ceti alpha 6, the home of the brainslugs,

Posted by: gaius martius at December 25, 2019 02:15 PM (hMlTh)

52 Gas cans: When I bought our generator, because CA is working on banning electricity, I also bought gas cans. Gas cans that do a wonderful job of storing gasoline but not a very good job of dispensing gasoline.

I hit Amazon and found a pump that fits the gas can.

I also found a hack that involves drilling gas can and installing the same kind of air valve used for car tires.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:16 PM (WEBkv)

53 Plastic bags, people.

https://tinyurl.com/w76qdp9

Posted by: jsg at December 25, 2019 02:16 PM (Wi5hO)

54 49 Blake, I think you mean that Cali is reserving water for the elites. Movie stars will not be giving up their swimming pools.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 25, 2019 02:14 PM (n4y+3)
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That too.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:17 PM (WEBkv)

55 I buy old plastic gas cans at thrift stores. I don't need them, but they're great to give away. Alternatively, replacement spouts are available at Amazon. They're usually sold as "water can spouts." There are also lots of YouTube videos showing ways to fix the new ones so they work.

And I buy TSP in bulk at Lowe's or Home Depot.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 25, 2019 02:17 PM (sWM8x)

56 #canceltheEPA

Posted by: Insomniac at December 25, 2019 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

57 Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 25, 2019 02:17 PM (sWM8x)
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Amazon also sells air vents that you can add to dysfunctional cans

Posted by: Weasel at December 25, 2019 02:19 PM (fksqF)

58
I bought the "EZ Pour" spout on ebay.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at December 25, 2019 02:19 PM (Z/4UK)

59 56 #canceltheEPA

Posted by: Insomniac

#canceltheEPA,DOEd,EEOC,OSHA

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 25, 2019 02:21 PM (Dhht7)

60 MAKE HOT TUBS GREAT AGAIN!

104 degrees is the max temperature you can find on any hot tubs sold in the USA, which is the temperature of BATH WATER.

These are Communist temperatures. Marx had his hot tub set at 104. "Little Red Hot Tub, Little Red Hot Tub!" was a common chant of the Maoists. Evil. Bad.

Posted by: Jason M at December 25, 2019 02:21 PM (1wz/O)

61 17 Just use a bucket.
Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2019 02:01 PM (WCL8/)

I recall a recent story about someone filling up Home Depot buckets at the gas station.
1. Fill bucket in car with gasoline
2. Add stupid
3. Get car inferno

Posted by: FloridaMan at December 25, 2019 02:22 PM (r28kI)

62 Keep in mind, they also force you to put shitty gas in your shitty gas can to put in say, your shitty weed wacker; the one I had was so leaned out it would barely start. I ended up smashing it into several pieces one especially humid and hot day about 25 years ago.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 25, 2019 02:22 PM (tOHeO)

63 Go to a Hector's Hardware and pickup the retrofitting kit. For a couple bucks, you can install a functioning spout and vent in any of the new gas cans with just any old drill.

Posted by: Scalito at December 25, 2019 02:22 PM (KH2ty)

64 Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.

Posted by: SuberE at December 25, 2019 02:23 PM (fk9y/)

65 And for all your small-engine needs?

After you've suitably retro-fitted your crippled gas cans with a proper spout & vent kit, then go find a source to buy Ethanol-Free fuel to put into 'em.

Your engines, carbs, fuel lines and gas tanks will be most grateful.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 25, 2019 02:23 PM (QzJWU)

66 Rubic's Gas Can.

Schrodinger's Gas Can.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:23 PM (HaL55)

67 I still have my old red ones that work, but this is an effective solution:

https://tinyurl.com/vz2trzp (amazon link)

It even comes with a vent you can install.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at December 25, 2019 02:24 PM (ijEPD)

68 Force congresspersons to fuel up the power equipment fleet in DC every day until they bend their damn knees for once.

Posted by: jsg at December 25, 2019 02:24 PM (Wi5hO)

69 Buy a $4 funnel and pour the gas from the spout.

Is it a pain in the ass? Yes.

Is it a bit messy? Sometimes, but you get good at it after a while.

Is it worse than the old gas cans? Absolutely.

Yes, President Trump can ensure re-election with this one regulation change. That and make "standard time" a thing of the past. For these two stupid changes, he'd become the most popular man in the USA.

Amazing how shallow we have become...

Posted by: RobM1981 at December 25, 2019 02:24 PM (Yqp54)

70 Had to buy a little can for my stinking two-cycle.
It's not uncommon for temperatures to fluctuate 20 or more degrees here.

Sometimes it looks emaciated sometimes obese.

Wonder if it will explode from the pressure?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 25, 2019 02:26 PM (WkaWu)

71 Im of the opinion the EPA should be banned shut down,disassembled,their bldg burned to the ground. They have outlived their usefulness and the laws they put in place are unconstitutional and we should ignore them. Im sick of commies in abc agencies running our lives. Let the congress and senate vote on this if its so important. Of course they wont because they cant get reelected.Which is why they have these stupid agencies they created to point blame at.Nameless,faceless pigs

Posted by: tazman at December 25, 2019 02:26 PM (hThDv)

72 Elizabeth Warren has promised to outlaw gasoline.

Problem solved.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 25, 2019 02:26 PM (XVuno)

73 Keep in mind, they also force you to put shitty gas in your shitty gas can ...

Posted by: Common Tater at December 25, 2019 02:22


Heh. Re: shitty gas. Have a 4-stroke 250hp Yamaha outboard on the pontoon. To NOT void the warranty I had to send in a card saying I swearsies I will put in additive to gas tank to keep motor from gumming up or something.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 25, 2019 02:27 PM (Dhht7)

74 See https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/bring-back-old-gas-cans to vote on this proposal.

Contact your friends to add their names.

Posted by: David Harrington at December 25, 2019 02:27 PM (/3Mkg)

75 Elizabeth Warren has promised to outlaw gasoline.



Problem solved.


But how will she get to work?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:28 PM (HaL55)

76 72 Elizabeth Warren has promised to outlaw gasoline.

Problem solved.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 25, 2019 02:26 PM (XVuno)

To be replaced with firewater.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 25, 2019 02:28 PM (xqwDY)

77
After you've suitably retro-fitted your crippled gas cans with a proper spout & vent kit, then go find a source to buy Ethanol-Free fuel to put into 'em.

Your engines, carbs, fuel lines and gas tanks will be most grateful.

Jim
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Which is what I do. I also add stabilizer, because the gas may sit for an extended period before being used. Also, I never have less than 3 five gallon 'cans' on hand, because, one never knows. I date the cans with a wax marker, and use the oldest first.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2019 02:28 PM (CDGwz)

78 "Someone please forward this article to President Trump."

What? Just tag him on Twitter, he'll read it. (If he doesn't already come by here; who's our best troll?)

Posted by: GWB at December 25, 2019 02:28 PM (j50YY)

79 I modify the gas cans, fuck the pencil necks.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 25, 2019 02:29 PM (9Om/r)

80 Bring back laundry detergent and electric dishwasher
detergent that works.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 25, 2019 01:58 PM (tOHeO)


AMEN!

Posted by: GWB at December 25, 2019 02:29 PM (j50YY)

81 *Amen*

Thank you, Mr. Buck Throckmorton.

Posted by: Slapweasel at December 25, 2019 02:30 PM (Ckg4U)

82
But how will she get to work?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
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Guns and gas for me, but not for thee, prole.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 25, 2019 02:30 PM (CDGwz)

83 There is a gas station 10 miles from me that sells ethanol-free fuel. It is a little more money but worth it when you don't have to waste time cleaning out your fuel system or paying someone to do it.

Posted by: jsg at December 25, 2019 02:31 PM (Wi5hO)

84 Bring back miracle balms and salves!

Posted by: Weasel at December 25, 2019 02:31 PM (fksqF)

85 Posted by: Slapweasel at December 25, 2019 02:30 PM (Ckg4U)

Slap! Merry Christmas, amigo!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 25, 2019 02:31 PM (xqwDY)

86 Bring back laundry detergent and electric dishwasher

detergent that works.



Posted by: Common Tater at December 25, 2019 01:58 PM (tOHeO)



AMEN!


What? No properly functioning toilets?

It's like I don't know you pipple anymore...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:31 PM (HaL55)

87 Bring back miracle balms and salves!
Posted by: Weasel
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Black Draught, and Carter's Little Liver Pills!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2019 02:32 PM (CDGwz)

88 -Posted by: Insomniac at December 25, 2019 02:31 PM (xqwDY)

...and a Merry Christmas to you, Good Sir! *tips ball-cap*

Posted by: Slapweasel at December 25, 2019 02:32 PM (Ckg4U)

89 My old man used to carry gas/diesel in a 10 gal milk can. Clumsy and messy as hell.

Posted by: Ronster at December 25, 2019 02:33 PM (hzxz4)

90 Best snow blower

Honda Foreman with a blade

Posted by: REDACTED at December 25, 2019 02:33 PM (rpxSz)

91 Elizabeth Warren has promised to outlaw gasoline.

Problem solved.

Posted by: Cicero

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Heh.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 25, 2019 02:34 PM (Dhht7)

92 Why does the epa think people won't modify things to work?


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 25, 2019 02:06 PM (r+sAi)


Because you're a _consumer_ and that means you just buy stuff and take it out of the package, then throw it away and buy another one. Right? Isn't that how everyone lives? Especially in flyover land? 'Cause who would ever expect to buy something and have it last their lifetime?

Posted by: GWB at December 25, 2019 02:34 PM (j50YY)

93 Heh. Re: shitty gas. Have a 4-stroke 250hp Yamaha outboard on the pontoon. To NOT void the warranty I had to send in a card saying I swearsies I will put in additive to gas tank to keep motor from gumming up or something.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 25, 2019 02:27 PM (Dhht7)


I put a pinch of stabilizer in lawnmower fuel all the time. When I put it up for the season I run a pinch more than the recommended amount trough it.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 25, 2019 02:34 PM (WkaWu)

94 Buy a $4 funnel and pour the gas from the spout.

Is it a pain in the ass? Yes.

Is it a bit messy? Sometimes, but you get good at it after a while.

Is it worse than the old gas cans? Absolutely.

Yes, President Trump can ensure re-election with this one regulation change. That and make "standard time" a thing of the past. For these two stupid changes, he'd become the most popular man in the USA.

Amazing how shallow we have become...
Posted by: RobM1981 at December 25, 2019 02:24 PM (Yqp54)


BRING BACK THE BUFFALO HEAD NICKEL!

Anything less, and he's a communist.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 25, 2019 02:34 PM (hku12)

95 90 Best snow blower

Honda Foreman with a blade
Posted by: REDACTED at December 25, 2019 02:33 PM (rpxSz)

My wife.

Posted by: Frosty at December 25, 2019 02:35 PM (Wi5hO)

96 DMSO!

Posted by: klaftern at December 25, 2019 02:35 PM (RuIsu)

97 Almost all Premium is ethanol free, I believe.

I don't think you can get the octane up that high with an ethanol blend.

But, yeah - I have to find a station with snowmobile gas for the Galaxie.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2019 02:35 PM (WCL8/)

98 Brought to you by the same jerks obsessed with getting it in the can...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 25, 2019 02:35 PM (uMvXP)

99 I guess I haven't bought a gas can lately. Is that a nozzle or nozzle a female pleasuring device

https://tinyurl.com/umx9d66

Posted by: FloridaMan at December 25, 2019 02:35 PM (r28kI)

100 Posted by: tazman at December 25, 2019 02:26 PM (hThDv)

I can forgive Richard Nixon for Watergate.

I can't forgive him for the EPA.

Posted by: Don Q at December 25, 2019 02:35 PM (NgKpN)

101 Got about a dozen or so 5 gallon plastic cans

for kero, diesel , gas

punch a hole for a vent

stick a caning peg in the hole

works perfect

Posted by: REDACTED at December 25, 2019 02:36 PM (rpxSz)

102 >>I modify the gas cans, fuck the pencil necks.


Snake Oil is a good lube for pencil neck fucking.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2019 02:36 PM (WCL8/)

103 97 Almost all Premium is ethanol free, I believe.
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No. Estimates are that 95% of high-octane gasoline contains ethanol.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 25, 2019 02:37 PM (sWM8x)

104 I put a pinch of stabilizer in lawnmower fuel all the time. When I put it up for the season I run a pinch more than the recommended amount trough it.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 25, 2019 02:34 PM (WkaWu)

Even with StaBil, I usually have to drain the old gas from the bowl for the new season, but at least the gasoline doesn't gum up everything.

Posted by: FloridaMan at December 25, 2019 02:37 PM (r28kI)

105
Don't believe me? Check the new water usage laws set to come into effect in 2022.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:12 PM (WEBkv)

Good, maybe we can keep our water here.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 02:37 PM (MTxDQ)

106 >>No. Estimates are that 95% of high-octane gasoline contains ethanol.


There you go.

Posted by: garrett at December 25, 2019 02:37 PM (WCL8/)

107 saving the environment is the most important thing! Get a push lawn mower! Buy a snow shovel! Wash clothes by hand! My life and Nobel Prize depend on it!!

Posted by: St Greta of Mallfly at December 25, 2019 02:38 PM (4a9Vv)

108 @72 Cicero-I get it real good here in California being a union pipefitter/welder. Using them stupid F'ing gas cans to fill equipment, working in refineries that Warren and all Dems want to see eliminated, all while my union endorses, gives my money to and says I need to vote for them because they're for the working man.

Posted by: JROD at December 25, 2019 02:38 PM (1q+Wv)

109 AMEN!

What? No properly functioning toilets?

It's like I don't know you pipple anymore...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:31 PM (HaL55)
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Eh, board over an open trench, add kerosene once in a while and you're good to go.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:38 PM (WEBkv)

110 Snake Oil is a good lube for pencil neck fucking.
Posted by: garrett
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Fun fact- The original Snake Oil salesman got in trouble with the government. Not because his product didn't work, but because it did not, in fact, contain any snake oil.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2019 02:39 PM (CDGwz)

111 I left some of the nasty gas in my weed trimmer over the winter. Went to use it this summer and gas was leaking everywhere. Discovered the plastic gas tank on it had spit. Part no longer available. Such is life. I will try to fix it with some Seal All.

Posted by: Ronster at December 25, 2019 02:39 PM (hzxz4)

112 I could see Congress doing this (if they weren't a bunch of feckless crapweasels). I would call it the ...

Fuel Usage Container Consumer Defense, Emancipation, and Protection Act

Posted by: GWB at December 25, 2019 02:40 PM (j50YY)

113 For the 2-strokes, I use the 50:50 Tru-Fuel.

The chainsaw starts every time even if it sits for 2-3 months at a time.

Posted by: jsg at December 25, 2019 02:40 PM (Wi5hO)

114 Why does the epa think people won't modify things to work?

Because the people at the EPA don't know how to do anything useful and can't imagine that anyone else can.

Posted by: iowaan at December 25, 2019 02:40 PM (nzV97)

115 106 >>No. Estimates are that 95% of high-octane gasoline contains ethanol.

I use 93 for my mixer. It's got ethanol

I'm in MA

Posted by: REDACTED at December 25, 2019 02:40 PM (rpxSz)

116
Eh, board over an open trench, add kerosene once in a while and you're good to go.
Posted by: blake
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Hmm. Ever been on shit-burning detail?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2019 02:40 PM (CDGwz)

117 Eh, board over an open trench, add kerosene once in a while and you're good to go.

*points* See?


This guy gets it.

(psst, you're a guy, right?)

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:41 PM (HaL55)

118 buy Ethanol-Free fuel to put into 'em.

Yup--and even better, it keeps over the winter!! Mower fires up after 3 pulls using eth-free, snowblower after only about 6 (electric) cranks.
On EPA stupids: also note that new cars come with a small funnel b/c some idiot in DC decided to make the inlet hole smaller than the old flex-spout on a gas can.
My wish for those morons: that after they lose their jobs they will be forced to cut Normies' lawns with f*^n SCISSORS.

Posted by: dad29 at December 25, 2019 02:42 PM (7Kti7)

119 saving the environment is the most important thing! Get a push lawn mower! Buy a snow shovel! Wash clothes by hand! My life and Nobel Prize depend on it!!
Posted by: St Greta of Mallfly at December 25, 2019 02:38 PM (4a9Vv)


Having been at social events with some standard issue lefties (the non-rabid sort), none of them seem to be particularly interested in being lectured on how to save the planet by a 16 year old Euro ninny.

And oddly enough, absolutely zero mention of impeachment or anything involving peaches, actually.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 25, 2019 02:42 PM (hku12)

120 Yes, restore the gas can!
Restore the dishwasher!
Restore the toilet!
Save us, Mr. President!
//
Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to all the horde here!

Posted by: PJ at December 25, 2019 02:42 PM (qlTN9)

121
(psst, you're a guy, right?)
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:41 PM (HaL55)

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According to my wife, yes.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:42 PM (WEBkv)

122 Ethanol is hell on 2 cycles, especially the fuel lines.
You're lucky if they last 2 years.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 25, 2019 02:43 PM (WkaWu)

123 Hmm. Ever been on shit-burning detail?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 25, 2019 02:40 PM (CDGwz)
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Nope.

4F. (evidently, the ability to breath under stress is considered useful in the military. Who knew?)

Read about it, though.

Uggh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:43 PM (WEBkv)

124 According to my wife, yes.
Posted by: blake
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Well, my wife and I just toss a coin.

Posted by: Pete Butterjug at December 25, 2019 02:44 PM (CDGwz)

125 Plastic bags, people.



Posted by: jsg at December 25, 2019 02:16 PM (Wi5hO)


OMG. Not just any plastic bags, either, but _grocery_ bags - CHEAP ones from a quicky mart. Nothing saying whether there were any car trunk fires reported nearby later in the day.........

Posted by: GWB at December 25, 2019 02:44 PM (j50YY)

126 I "modified" all my gas and diesel cans to avoid just this type of crap. Seems like an unnessary chore to have to do, but the EPA certified cans are worthless.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 25, 2019 02:45 PM (3H9h1)

127 According to my wife, yes.

Good. I think pretty much everybody here has been wrong about that at least once.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:45 PM (HaL55)

128 122 Ethanol is hell on 2 cycles, especially the fuel lines.
You're lucky if they last 2 years.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 25, 2019 02:43 PM (WkaWu)

I had ethanol proof lines put in all my motosages and blowers

Posted by: REDACTED at December 25, 2019 02:46 PM (rpxSz)

129 Least ethanol I can find here is 91.

*spit*

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 02:46 PM (MTxDQ)

130 Change of plans. I did not buy any celery or onions for my sage dressing. Also not enough taters to mash nor tater buds which work fine as a vessel for tasty gravy. So turkey gets to brine until saturday since I have work Th and Fri. We'll have venison backstrap and corn on the cob for Xmas supper.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 25, 2019 02:46 PM (n4y+3)

131 Good. I think pretty much everybody here has been wrong about that at least once.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy. Impeach the Democrat Traitors Instead at December 25, 2019 02:45 PM (HaL55)
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Ben Had springs to mind.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:46 PM (WEBkv)

132 I simply remove the entire spout. Nothing else works.

Posted by: Phil at December 25, 2019 02:47 PM (MIMOm)

133 I went to a shop that sells goodies for racers. They have 5gal "cans" that have a flexible spout, no EPA trash.

Posted by: Panhandler at December 25, 2019 02:47 PM (S/rwf)

134 Yes, restore the gas can!
Restore the dishwasher!
Restore the toilet!
Save us, Mr. President!
//
Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to all the horde here!
Posted by: PJ at December 25, 2019 02:42 PM (qlTN9)

My gosh, my poop doesn't go down fast enough these days. And the air conditioner, since they started using commie coolant, I get HOTTER with the AC running than with it off!

Save us, Prezdent Obama... I mean Trump!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 25, 2019 02:49 PM (hku12)

135 Side note: Rib Roast is coming along nicely. Good color from the smoking, internal temp is slowly climbing.

Looks like my idea of roughly 4 hours @ 220 should be just about right.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:49 PM (WEBkv)

136 Mrs Blake is a lucky woman.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 25, 2019 02:51 PM (n4y+3)

137 Buc-ees sells five gallon gas cans that function as God intended.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 25, 2019 02:51 PM (dEvh1)

138 I inherited a bunch of curly que light bulbs in this
house. I need to replace them with the incandescent bulbs I've been
hording.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 02:00 PM (MTxDQ)

I am a big fan of LED bulbs, which have dropped in price a lot. But it should be market forces driving the switch, not gummint regulation.And Merry Christmas, Horde!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2019 02:51 PM (IQGil)

139 I remember "speed shops". Lots of fun stuff.

Little tiny foot shaped hi-beam actuators...

Ladder bars.

Posted by: klaftern at December 25, 2019 02:52 PM (RuIsu)

140 I "modified" all my gas and diesel cans to avoid just this type of crap. Seems like an unnessary chore to have to do, but the EPA certified cans are worthless.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 25, 2019 02:45 PM (3H9h1)


I moved to a house with no vegetation, thus eliminating the need for gas cans.

It was an expensive fix, but worth it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 25, 2019 02:52 PM (hku12)

141 Same engineers who came up with the stoopid cans probably also responsible for the low flush toilets. The other crappy cans.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 25, 2019 02:53 PM (axyOa)

142 I am a big fan of LED bulbs, which have dropped in price a lot. But it should be market forces driving the switch, not gummint regulation.And Merry Christmas, Horde!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2019 02:51 PM (IQGil)


Yeah, but it takes 4/100th of a second longer for them to light up. That's not acceptable!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 25, 2019 02:54 PM (hku12)

143 This is so true. Every spring when I try to fill my lawnmorer tank I get cussing mad.

Posted by: Mozam at December 25, 2019 02:54 PM (P0V9N)

144 Had a friend that was building a house years ago. Code said low flow toilets. He bought low flow and had them installed in the place for sale. The good toilets from the old house that worked as God intended went to the new house.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 02:56 PM (MTxDQ)

145 136 Mrs Blake is a lucky woman.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 25, 2019 02:51 PM (n4y+3)
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Well, thank you.

That works both ways, I might add.

Married quite well the second time around, I did.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:56 PM (WEBkv)

146 I am a big fan of LED bulbs, which have dropped in
price a lot. But it should be market forces driving the switch, not
gummint regulation.And Merry Christmas, Horde!


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 25, 2019 02:51 PM (IQGil)

Yeah I have to admit I'm really liking the LEDs. They don't make any heat, and thats huge if you have recessed lighting in the house. Nothing worse in summer than having a ceiling full of flame throwers.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 25, 2019 02:58 PM (9Om/r)

147 You can get good used toilets at second hand stores. May have to settle for pink though.

Posted by: Ronster at December 25, 2019 02:58 PM (hzxz4)

148 Nood.

Posted by: Infidel at December 25, 2019 02:58 PM (MTxDQ)

149 Yeah I have to admit I'm really liking the LEDs. They don't make any heat, and thats huge if you have recessed lighting in the house. Nothing worse in summer than having a ceiling full of flame throwers.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 25, 2019 02:58 PM (9Om/r)

They're great for repelling intruders, though.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 25, 2019 02:59 PM (NWiLs)

150 Minstrel-cons like Lileks, whose life's work is deriding
lower-middle-class conservative/family tastes for the amusement of his fellow upper-middle-class libs, cannot be swayed. They despise you, and literally nothing but that feeling moves them.
He's
not mocking the can or the regulation and especially not the regulators (who are his real-life peers). He paints on loser-face to mock your abjection. That effeminate Archie Bunker voice is his impression of you.

Posted by: oblig.'s annual comment at December 25, 2019 02:59 PM (iF7OH)

151 147 You can get good used toilets at second hand stores. May have to settle for pink though.
Posted by: Ronster at December 25, 2019 02:58 PM (hzxz4)
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eh, bit of Rustoleum and you're good to go!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 03:01 PM (WEBkv)

152 "And the air conditioner, since they started using commie coolant"

Have you seen that, for fridges at least, the R1234y shit is flammable. Seriously. It has been in use at least as far back as 2012.

And I recall there was a terrible apartment fire in the UK a couple years ago; all kinds of eco friendly features went up in flames when a fridge with that coolant caught fire.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 25, 2019 03:02 PM (uMvXP)

153 I've bought several of those retrofit kits on ebay that give you a vent and a plain nozzle. Of course, they are not for red GAS cans. I only use them, as per the seller's instructions, on my 5 gallon red "water" cans. It's important that "water" flow freely from your red "water" cans because you never know when you might need to transfer a pint or two of "water" to another tank.

Posted by: pincorrect at December 25, 2019 03:05 PM (3LmBI)

154 And bring back DDT.

Freon too. Supposedly the very safe, non-reactive Freon's patent was due to expire so duPont paid for studies to prove the need for a (patentable) replacemen, dangers be damned.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 25, 2019 03:06 PM (uMvXP)

155 Eh, board over an open trench, add kerosene once in a while and you're good to go.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 02:38 PM (WEBkv)


Make sure the kerosene bit only happens when no one is using the board bit......

Posted by: GWB at December 25, 2019 03:06 PM (j50YY)

156 Make sure the kerosene bit only happens when no one is using the board bit......
Posted by: GWB at December 25, 2019 03:06 PM (j50YY)
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Eh, serve them right for reading "War and Peace" while on the board.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at December 25, 2019 03:09 PM (WEBkv)

157 I signed the Gas Can Petition, but it's not showing it!

And I confirmed my email!

LIS

P.S. David, you should'a proofread before you posted!

74 See https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/bring-back-old-gas-cans to vote on this proposal.

Contact your friends to add their names.
Posted by: David Harrington at December 25, 2019 02:27 PM (/3Mkg)

Posted by: Lost In Space at December 25, 2019 03:12 PM (Kpbco)

158 Rock the spout!

You can buy old fashioned replacement spouts for three times the price of an old can.

FREE THE SPOUTS

But I would rather limit phosphates, so we can use that phosphorus for something like fertilizer!

There's a limited supply of the stuff. It already should be recycled.

And I do know that Ga rivers are loaded, still, with phosphates, leading to more underwater veg than is good for my fishing. It's a jungle in parts of the Hooch.

Posted by: Oh look it's a squirrely-Q light bulb at December 25, 2019 03:12 PM (64PZ4)

159 Same engineers who came up with the stoopid cans probably also responsible for the low flush toilets. The other crappy cans.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 25, 2019 02:53 PM

Still have 2 three gallon flush toilets in the house. Not getting rid of them. First new low flush toilet (1.8gal) I purchased had to be flushed twice for poopies.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at December 25, 2019 03:13 PM (Dhht7)

160 The first time I used (term used loosely) one of these new cans I was like "what the fuck is this shit?". Then I found out it was the gubmint and Obama for "my own good" and it all made sense.

Posted by: ... at December 25, 2019 03:21 PM (R+4P1)

161 previous posts have mentioned that engineers were involved in the design of the "safe" (unusable, therefore safe) gas cans. Nope. management all the way.

Posted by: politics uber alles at December 25, 2019 03:23 PM (0hOKG)

162 They've also outlawed 2-stroke snowblowers it seems. I like mine. Sounds like a chainsaw (of course) but it has a great amount of torque.

Posted by: Chris not rock at December 25, 2019 03:25 PM (WO0/g)

163 There are conversion kits to "fix" your gov't gas cans so they actually work. I got one from Amazon, though they're on Ebay as well.

Unfortunately they require a specific kind of drill bit to make a clean hole in the plastic.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at December 25, 2019 03:26 PM (+Abq4)

164 Freon too. Supposedly the very safe, non-reactive Freon's patent was due to expire so duPont paid for studies to prove the need for a (patentable) replacemen, dangers be damned.

That's been all but proven. The ozone hole turns out to naturally oscillate in size.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 25, 2019 03:26 PM (6XLoz)

165 Refrigerants now are changing to "lower greenhouse warming potential." The phase out of R-22 for residential and light commercial AC was because it "depleted the ozone," but the stuff that replaced it, R-410A, has a GWP of about 2000 times that of CO2. So... now we gotta get rid of that stuff. R-454B is the current frontrunner, scheduled for introduction in '23. Like R-1234yf, this stuff is also "mildly flammable."

Progress.

Posted by: Reactor Axe Man at December 25, 2019 03:35 PM (TL0db)

166 A Fucking MEN on the gas can BS.

Posted by: dingbat at December 25, 2019 03:39 PM (lqqCx)

167 White House petition. Needs 150 signatures before it becomes visible to the public.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/bring-back-gas-can-vent

Posted by: ttl at December 25, 2019 03:52 PM (OTzUG)

168 In my low expectations for Trump, I thought this was an easy achiavable act.
Never dreamed that making the media destroy itself was possible.
Please make gas cans work again.
Thank you PDT!

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at December 25, 2019 03:54 PM (x8Q/V)

169 Oh jeebus yes, phosphate free "TSP": if is doesn't have the phosphate it's just TS. And it doesn't degrease very well at all.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at December 25, 2019 03:54 PM (X/cwx)

170 I agree gas cans suck, but there is one that is even better than the old ones: The No-Spill can has a push button that presses with a single finger and immediately stops flowing when you release it.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001PCRFYG
Some mfgs have innovated, others are just blaming their laziness on the regualations.

Posted by: Karl at December 25, 2019 04:03 PM (Z54cB)

171 I signed the petition.

Also, I look for the old metal cans at yard sales. I check them for rust.

Posted by: David Prince at December 25, 2019 04:05 PM (JkygK)

172 55 I buy old plastic gas cans at thrift stores. I don't need them, but they're great to give away. Alternatively, replacement spouts are available at Amazon. They're usually sold as "water can spouts." There are also lots of YouTube videos showing ways to fix the new ones so they work.

And I buy TSP in bulk at Lowe's or Home Depot.
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I have old gas cans so I heard about the problem but never experienced it. Went to my sisters in Oct. and made sure her small Snowblower worked. Newish can. WTF?

You are correct about Youtube, didn't know their were the equivalent of large gun magazine clips for gas cans out there.

Posted by: Groundhog at December 25, 2019 04:11 PM (VYwSh)

173 "While not an obnoxious #NeverTrump writer like much of the National Review staff, Mr. Lileks has been politely #NotTrump."

Indeed. He stated from the start he wouldn't support Trump and that's pretty much the last we heard of it. The rest of those assholes could learn something from him.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at December 25, 2019 04:22 PM (jWe5r)

174 Most of the point of modern environmentalism is making life harder for a middle and Working Class People

Posted by: 18-1 at December 25, 2019 04:22 PM (WdocV)

175 =="Vent cap assembly can be purchased from Amazon.
Drill hole, press in till it snaps, snap the cap shut - just like brand new."==

Menard's, and possibly other home centers, sells a couple of different adaptation kits, priced @ $5-$10.

Posted by: Ilion at December 25, 2019 04:50 PM (viTHX)

176 I long learnt how to take apart those devices so that they can actually be useful.

Usually I put some tubing on the spout end to control better where the gas goes because they are so short and stiff that you can't get to the opening without spilling some.

I wonder who the designer of that spout was. Was it a committee? If not then whoever it was should have their engineering degree (assuming they have one) rescinded under prejudice.

These are the same folks who designed that Minnesota bridge and we're in for more when they stop requiring math and science in STEM for ppl to get a degree.

God help the space pioneers.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at December 25, 2019 04:52 PM (wALb0)

177 Google VP Racing Fuel Gas Cans.

Y'all will thank me later. They are the best.

Posted by: Al Swearengen at December 25, 2019 05:06 PM (Ei0/7)

178 There are actually functional no drop gas cans available in California. Expensive... twenty bucks. But no getting gas spilled at all. You can wear good clothes and not smell like gas.

Took many years. But I'm okay with the development. The government doesn't need to get involved in that.

Posted by: torabora at December 25, 2019 05:44 PM (ApT/G)

179 End that regulation and daylight savings time and we will need to amend the constitution to allow a 3rd term

Posted by: Matt at December 25, 2019 06:48 PM (w5Zim)

180 I bought a Greenwork battery powered lawn mower and associated power equipment. Not because I give a shot about the environment, but because they work, are very quiet and light, and engine maintenance is zero. Don't have to get gas anymore, which is good because I would probably rage stroke over those gas cans.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at December 25, 2019 07:37 PM (m791d)

181 A few months ago, when one of our cars was running on fumes, I went to put some gas in the tank to make sure I could get to the station. After draining the old gas can, I found myself incapable of getting any gas out of the newer one.
I thought it was just me - I didn't know that the Obamee administration had ruined gas cans just like it ruined light bulbs, washing machines and detergents.
Liberals ruin EVERYTHING.

Posted by: Darwin Akbar at December 25, 2019 07:47 PM (/HPTN)

182 These fit in anything that takes a standard Scepter pattern cap - ranging from big box lawnmower gas cans to Rotopax.

https://tinyurl.com/rusgg3u


They're often marketed as "water" spouts, especially for the Rotopax. They're self-vented and work in the same general fashion as old school steel fuel can spouts (which are still on the market - both cans and spouts)


CARB spouts are trash and belong in the trash.

Posted by: there are only three star wars films at December 25, 2019 07:51 PM (67XdO)

183 Electric snow blower - is there such thing?

That's the back up.

Posted by: Hanuman at December 25, 2019 09:13 PM (uDHmt)

184 180 I bought a Greenwork battery powered lawn mower and associated power equipment. Not because I give a shot about the environment, but because they work, are very quiet and light, and engine maintenance is zero. Don't have to get gas anymore, which is good because I would probably rage stroke over those gas cans.
Posted by: ObjectionSustained at December 25, 2019 07:37 PM (m791d)
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good luck with a battery powered snowblower. The author mention snow blowers for a reason. The biggest battery powered snow blower I could find is a $600 Snow Joe. Considering in the wonderful world of lawn care, electric mowers are usually more expensive than gas, $600 isn't going to get you much of a snow blower. I've got a 24 inch gas Ariens that I think I paid a $1000 for.

You are out in a snow storm. Woah be you many times if you wait until the storm stops.
It's maybe 20 degrees or less out.
You are bundled up with your full gear on.
It's dark. A lot of us do this fun in the dark.
And then you have to screw with gasoline.

I've rarely ever filled a snowblower with gloves on.
It's not fun, even with a gas can that pours, let alone one that doesn't.

Posted by: Groundhog at December 25, 2019 09:24 PM (VYwSh)

185 I've dumped far more gas into the Mississippi river with the "safety" cans than I ever did with the old style cans. Good job, EPA.

Posted by: Bill at December 25, 2019 10:28 PM (10rLS)

186 Thanks for highlighting my agonies! And I stopped being NotTrump about 50 judges ago.

Posted by: Lileks at December 26, 2019 12:59 AM (d5CZe)

187 I live on 5 acres, so I keep half a dozen 5-gallon gas cans in rotation for my various implements.
I found a solution that at least allows the gas to actually pour from the can.
gas spouts [dot] com
They sell a replacement spout that has a built in vent. I put one on every can I own, and the EPA will have to pry them from my cold, dead hands if they try to make me give them up.

Posted by: Dennis at December 26, 2019 10:26 AM (xn9MO)

188 Look at comment 74, and add your name to the petition. Maybe this will work!

Posted by: David Harrington at December 26, 2019 11:26 AM (FbUKT)

189 153 I've bought several of those retrofit kits on ebay that give you a vent and a plain nozzle.

Posted by: pincorrect at December 25, 2019 03:05 PM (3LmBI)
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I'm fortunate and live in the heart of Flyover Land, so I can just go to Tractor Supply to pick up a 2-pack of flexible spouts with extensions whenever I need to correct the EPA's "unintended" mistake.

Posted by: Doc Nova at December 26, 2019 11:32 AM (ph+ut)

190 Works for me.
Terminate with Prejudice.

Posted by: askeptic at December 28, 2019 06:18 PM (IhH1t)

191 Merely terminating them is too good. They should be dragged out the front door, bodily thrown into the street and spat on.

Posted by: blank reg at December 28, 2019 06:28 PM (VQW12)

192 Everyone I know drills a hole in the rear of the can for ventilation, and plugs the hole with a 1/4 X 20 bolt. Works great. Fuck the environazis!

Posted by: Captain Witold Pilecki at December 28, 2019 07:19 PM (hQ0Rk)

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