Most helpful critical review
91 of 91 people found the following review helpful
Five years expected service life.......
on November 10, 2009
I wrote one of the original reviews on this can. I purchased both the 2-1/2 gallon one and the 1-1/4 gallon one in 2005. Both worked as advertised and I gave the can a rating of 5 stars.
In the Summer of 2010, I found this one to leak. A small crack had developed in one corner due to repeated expansion and contraction due to temperature chanegs in the outdoor garden shed, where this can was stored. The crack leaked gasoline all over the floor of the shed. The second one developed a similar kind of leak withon a month or two of the first.
The original ones had "lifetime" guarantees. I had purchased another 6 months before. I believed that the warranty had been reduced to 3 years.
I decided not to contact No-Spill although I know that they would honor the warranty.
The first ones had a tendency to leak if the cap was not tightened a certain way. The newer ratcheting cap ones are less likely to destroy the gasket, when tightened due ta "champhered" section in the cap. I have not confirmed it, but I've been told that the flat gaskets have been superceeded by "o" rings.
I would recomend this gas can, but expect to replace it every 5 years. I am currently testing Blitz, Scepter, Wedco and Midwest cans in the same garden shed.
The Scepter ones appear to be holding up the best. In 2 years, none have leaked. Older plastic gas cans were not vapor tight to 20 psi, so they do not expand and contract as the new CARB approved ones. They vented themselves at low pressure. I've seen them that are over 10 years old. Don't expect the current ones to last that long.