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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2013
My wife and I use these gas cans to store large quantities of gasoline from stations that either offer fuel discounts, or offer lower prices in neighboring states. I use a safety siphon to transfer the gas from these containers to our vehicles. I don’t use the government approved nozzles for dispensing, but they are easy to attach and remove, and they work (as they should) to prevent the contents from spilling out while in transit.

I prefer these containers over other 5-gallon cans because of the slim profile, I can stack more of them side-by-side in the back of the truck.

The construction and materials of these containers is very good – thick plastic with strong handles. The only issue is some sharp edges where the container is molded together. Buy with confidence. Please let me know if this review was helpful.
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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2012
I refuel aircraft and boats in remote locations using gas cans, so a can that is durable, inexpensive, built low so it transports well, seals so they don't allow product to evaporate and drains without attendance are all pluses in my world. Just to put a finer point on my frame of reference, In my world the ideal gas can sells for $10 and empties in under a minute. That's because I deal in bulk. Handling requires that I do it with gas cans and not barrels and pumps. Plastic is also easier to handle than steel and doesn't corrode. For the person filling a one pint lawnmower gas tank, my comments do not apply. Get a small 'NO-Spill' brand gas can. You'll love it.

I like this Briggs 6 gallon can but it rates a 3 because of price and the CARB compliant spout. Ignore price and throw away or modify the spout and it rates a five for it's heavier plastic and stable shape that transports well.

I have not done any actual measuring, but the can itself seems to be made of thicker plastic than the 5 gallon Briggs can or it's nearest rival, which is the Midwest Can Company 6 Gal Gas Can 6600, but not as thick as the 5 gallon NO-Spill brand, which sells for the same price, has a nicer spout and rates a five if you ignore price. Thickness is important because I suspect some fuel evaporates with time and temp thru the side of cheaper plastic cans. By the way: Bulging is good: It means the can is retaining the fuel that would otherwise evaporate.

The Briggs spout that comes with this can is a mixed bag: It's strong and has a large tab to rest the weight of a can on while refueling another tank. the internal shutoff spring is very strong, so I took it apart to change the spring, ruining the spout in the process.

The threads on the can appear to be proprietary, so I disassembled the spout, salvaged the threaded cap and added a Gott flex spout and sealing disk from ebay. It seals perfectly. Then added a vent plug assembly, also from ebay and the can empties fast, rivaling the $10 cans of yesteryear but cost close to $45. For comparison, a metal Eagle Type II safety can costs $60 and has some nice fire prevention features. If one thinks in terms of marginal utility and safety, for another $15 the metal Eagle gas can wins.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2013
Design for getting the nozzle screwed on right ensures you will end up with gas all over your hands. Even when screwed on right I was only able to get gas flowing from it once and I've resorted to ditching the nozzle completely and using a funnel to fill my mower. Would never buy again.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on April 28, 2014
I bought one in town with the same CARB Compliant spout and after examining how this spout worked I REFUSED to use this spout.It is actually dangerous to use in my own opinion.So I bought a good fuel can but purchased another spout which cost about as much as the can did,but I am happier with it.Oh,and also bought air vents.Drilled holes in my other empty cans and now have fuel cans that DON'T SPILL and work as they should.If the government would stay out of people's business that have common sense we would be better off.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2014
I have a need to use a gasoline container sometimes to fill up my car.

I used to have a vented Rubbermaid container that worked like a champ and had a wide stable base. Nowadays, it doesn't appear possible to buy a gas can that works well anymore.

The safety device on these cans is a disaster. It's not possible to use this can without spilling gas. The design of the filler neck is such that to pour the can out into your car, it's necessary to hold it upside down, which tends to cause spills. When pouring gas into a lawn mower all the fussing with getting the gas to flow makes it impossible to pour carefully, so there's usually an unpleasant spill. That can not have been the intention of this thing.

The cans also tend to leak and fail early. Pouring takes forever without vent.

This is not a good design. Actually, none of the cans with valves work well. Just give us a screw-on cap already. And a vent.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on October 14, 2013
I purchased five of these to ensure that I have fuel for my generator. Two of the nozels came apart the first time I used them and all five lids/caps that hold the nozel in place, leak around the base no matter how tight I put them on. I would like Briggs and Stratton to send me regular nozels for my 5 cans and to fix the problem.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2013
This can is really good, it does exactly what i need it to do. People who are complaining about the nozzle are ignoring the fact that is product is CARB compliant which restricts things like the flow of gas. The can is sturdy with a nice handle. It has a spill proof noozle. All this is great for long term storage. The low flow can be annoying if you are in a hurry but that's intentional. Can't beat the price!

Added this update to my review...It's even better than I thought. There a lip on the nozzle the sits on the gas tank lid and pushes the spring back. Super easy to pour. I think people are missing this feature who complain about how difficult it is to pour. This is a really nice item!

OK, I have a second additional comment. The safety lock you have to twist does in fact lock into place so you don't have to try and twist the lock at the same time holding the the can to pour. I didn't realize this and it makes it a lot easier to pour. I read some other comments and it appears other people missed this as well.

Go the the website and watch the video before you use and everything will be perfect. I already liked the can now a like it even more!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2014
Holds gas but can't get it to work smoothly, easily and avoid spilling gas while doing it. Nice, useful can. Does its job for those with very strong, powerful hands. Obviously not made for elderly, arthritic or disabled hands. I’d like to know how California has so much influence on the rest of the country. I used to live there and chose to move away because of stupidity and stupid laws. How does this gas can help the environment if I spill half of it onto the ground and into the groundwater because I can’t hold/ operate this without much difficulty. For me, it is basically a paperweight or a lawn ornament. I’m going to have to use a funnel to pour this into a smaller can and then into my lawn mower.
Overall, piece of junk and can’t recommend.
Let's go back to the old fashioned cans that actually work for everyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2014
Six (6) gallons for the price of a 5 gallon gas can (no brainer there – brought 2). The material is thicker than the other gas cans that I own. The construction is a two piece molded plastic design with a single handle. My other two gas cans has the double handle. Looking back, IMO the double handle serves no purpose. At 5 gallons, you can’t really use one hand. The double handle sounds cool, looks cool. But I rather have a gas can that holds more gas. Anyway, my only complaint with this item is that when they trimmed the excess material. They went a little too far and left a bunch of cut marks or cut a piece completely off. To me, that’s poor workmanship. That needs to be address by Briggs and Stratton – FIX IT!!!!.

As for the sprout, I hear you – it sucks. But after playing with it, it’s actually not that bad. Read the directions if you want. But keep in mind not to manhandle the unlock mechanism. It requires a light touch. If you look at the nozzle (the green part) above the unlock symbol and the #1. There is a black thing (let’s call it – a catch). Apparently that’s the mechanism that holds the green thing open so that you can depress the nozzle. I can see that catch wearing out over time. Just turn it slightly and that’s it. Don’t expect to hear a click like the direction says. It’s now open and you can depress the nozzle. You don’t need to hold it open while you depress the nozzle - unless you broke the catch. Don’t expect to empty the gas into your car fast. Buy a replacement nozzle and use that instead. I brought it to hold gas, not to use the stock nozzle to dispense gas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2013
I spilled more gas with this spill proof can than I have in the last 10 years combined with my old cans. No joke. The spout does not work. The main rubber gasket does not work b/c the red plastic lip on the can's body was not cut flat or flush. This was a waste of money.
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