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#21 ri-f

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 04:59 PM

I didn’t think so - I couldn’t even find a place to switch the currency.

I see $39.99 for the water (which is a few dollars more than when I last purchased) and $69.99 for the gasoline cans.

That's correct. Those prices are CDN. I used a currency converter online to see the price in USD.

Speaking of jerry cans, I've had one of these for a few years now and wouldn't go without one.

 

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As long as there's water available (doesn't matter what the quality of the water is like) this will filter it to a safe, excellent tasting level. Great product. Pricey, but no regrets if you tend to go to remote places with limited water on hand.


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Posted 22 April 2021 - 06:25 PM

I have never used a Sceptre can whose cap didn't seep in even moderate heat. There's a reason companies sell big wrench-like tools to tighten them. The large diameter cap and gasket simply can't apply enough pressure.

The cammed cap used on the Wavian or surplus NATO cans doesn't leak.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 01:49 PM

Found the link for the the fill nozzle: https://swissarmyveh...-can-swiss-army

No, they are not inexpensive and yes they are worth it! It took me quite a while to decide to buy one and I'm very glad that I did.


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Posted 23 April 2021 - 03:36 PM

I have not had luck with plastic cans and am looking to switch to the Wavian...but the lighter 10 liter units. Yes, more costly but my back will enjoy the weight savings. 


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Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:03 PM

I have not had luck with plastic cans and am looking to switch to the Wavian...but the lighter 10 liter units. Yes, more costly but my back will enjoy the weight savings. 

Your back will also enjoy not lifting a heavy can regardless of whether you use plastic or metal, with a ball siphon hose. Used this for years transferring fuel and water. Leave the can on the ground (raised just a little higher than the tank you're pumping into so gravity will work) and transfer directly to your tank, no spills. Most underrated tool in the box::

 

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Posted 24 April 2021 - 02:57 PM

✔️ On the “super siphon”, I do have one and used it once when I had cheap HF plastic fuel cans mounted 🤫 to a roof rack. Thanks for the tip Rich!


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Posted 25 April 2021 - 02:31 PM

Be warned that the copy siphon from Harbor Fright, if they have not changed it, is too big to fit thru an unleaded fuel restrictor in the fill neck. I was given one a long time ago that was useless because of this.


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Posted 25 April 2021 - 04:45 PM

Be warned that the copy siphon from Harbor Fright, if they have not changed it, is too big to fit thru an unleaded fuel restrictor in the fill neck. I was given one a long time ago that was useless because of this.

That's good to know. The one I referred to is a 3/4 inch tube. It has a good flow and will fit pretty much everything. If you do happen to have a hose that won't, for instance, fit into the neck of your vechcle's tank fill, you can always use a funnel or insert a smaller length of tube into the end of the larger tube so it will fit through the neck. Also, be sure to use seperate siphons, one for gas/diesel, and one for drinking water.


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 03:53 PM

Also...I’ve seen them with plastic siphon devices and brass(?) devices. I prefer the brass models. 


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:57 AM

I have never used a Sceptre can whose cap didn't seep in even moderate heat. There's a reason companies sell big wrench-like tools to tighten them. The large diameter cap and gasket simply can't apply enough pressure.

The cammed cap used on the Wavian or surplus NATO cans doesn't leak.

 

Another vote here for NATO cans.  I have a pile of them I bought about 20 years ago.  Most were decades old and well used when I got them, but still perfectly functional.  Some have German markings and some have Croatian, and the newest are now about 30 years old.  I have never had one leak, even when lying flat in the hot sun.  I'm sure they will outlast me.

I recently bought 4 new cans made by Gelg in Poland.  They claim to be a NATO supplier.  They are visually nearly identical to NATO/Wavian cans, but on closer inspection they are not as good quality.  They are over half a kilo lighter, so obviously made of thinner material.  NATO and Wavian cans both weigh 4.4k, and the Gelg cans weigh 3.8k.  And they just aren't as nicely made.  I'm sure they will work just fine, but I won't buy them again. 

 

 


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