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Scepter Water Can (5-Gallon)
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- Air vent for smooth flow
- Flexible reversible spout
- Leak resistant cap
- Lightweight, dent resistant, rust proof, non-corroding polyethylene
- Heavy duty puncture resistance
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5-gallon Jerry style water can
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What a way to ruin a very nice product.....................
---- update Jan 2018 ----
Having bought and used these containers since 2004, the above review covers my main experiences. Except ...
Since mid 2017 Scepter has been shipping these Jerry Cans with new vent caps and apparently a new HDPE formula that leaves the new cans with a horrible odor that takes some time to remove.
A number of reviewers have complained about the vent caps, they are like "pill bottles" in that you must push in to engage a catch to then be able to turn them. Additionally the vent caps are now designed to leak, and no longer seal the Jerry Cans, frankly a really stupid design choice probably driven by some silly CARB requirement.
How to fix. Easy. Get a pair of long nose pliers, and a 1/4 chisel or a dremel tool (or similar).
Remove the vent cap, inside there is a nipple of plastic which looks like it should engage the hole in the jerry can vent. In fact it is designed to prevent the vent from properly closing.
Take the long nose pliers, grab the nipple at the base, grab, and twist around until the nipple breaks off. Next take a small chisel or a dremel tool or similar and flatten what residue remains, to leave a nice flat area, surrounded by a small ring that raises off the back of the vent (that is the original seal from the old design).
The inner part of the vent will want to turn, so just insert a small jewelers screwdriver or some other shim, between the outer and inner parts of the vent cap to stop it turning.
Also the vents of the older Jerry Cans were properly finished, the new ones are left unfinished (to presumably make them leak). All you need to do is use the chisel, or dremel, or sandpaper, or sharp knife, or a file; to smooth the flat surface of the vent. This allows the vent cap to seal against it, and only requires the removal of the roto-mold seam, not a major material removal.
It took me about a minute to finish the job, the vent works perfectly now, the way it used to, except for the silly pill container push in. If you really hate that, then just pop the inner section of the vent cap, out of the outer section (with a jewelers screwdriver) and only use the inner section to seal the jerry can.
As for the terrible odor, rinse a few times, fill with city water (for the chemicals) and let it sit for week. Drain, flush, and i found the odor was gone.
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I have a tote tank to take away the grey/black without moving the trailer and use this to refill the fresh water.
Great quality product, I will be ordering a 2nd one!