Metal Jerry Can's

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 20:37
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Just bought one, then went into another shop and there is one with a red pourer aleady clipped on it,Is it worth swapping it over or buying one of those seperate steel flexible funnels..



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Reply By: austastar - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 20:41

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 20:41
Beware, cheap ones will leak.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:03

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:03
Hiya Austar

What do you call cheap ???

This is the brand and its for diesel !


Pro Quip



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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:10

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:10
Hey Warfer,

I've been running 3 of those steelies for 3 years and another two are now over 20 years old and still going strong. Id get one of the proper funnels they have on their site that filter water and rubbish rather than the spout. They're often a bugger to use.

That Proquip place looks good. Are they internet based or do they have a shop front as well. Being out east I thought I might have a look.

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 00:58

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 00:58
*That Proquip place looks good. Are they internet based or do they have a shop front as well. Being out east I thought I might have a look.*


Hiya Micko

Not that i know of but Super Cheap Auto stock some of there stuff so i gather they would be able to get stuff in...

Can you lay the jerry can on its side on my (roof rack) rather than upright,I thought of buying a jerry can holder and putting on roof rack but think it will sit to high,or side of roof rack..If its not good putting on side i will repost with picture what i mean..

Thanks for the reply


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Follow Up By: austastar - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 17:12

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 17:12
The cheap ones I'm referring to are a silver colour (tinny) and the spout is made from rings of metal and a plastic to allow it to bend.
The joints start to leak after a while, but the whole things just looks 'el-cheapo'. the one you have indicated looks much more substantial than the one I was thinking of.
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Follow Up By: stoney_s - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 18:49

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 18:49
Hi all

The tanam is available see

Tanami Pumps

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 19:25

Sunday, Jan 11, 2009 at 19:25
Cheers mate need to go to 4x4equip anyway.hopefully they hav it in stock...
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 20:53

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 20:53
Only Rheem plastic ones for me.........

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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:15

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:15
Young fella

Been using metal jerries for years.

But those flexible clip-on filler thingies are usually crap and leak.

Get a smart funnel or Tanami Pump (search EO for this)


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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 00:59

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 00:59
Thanks Will

Hope you and Judith had a great New Year !


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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 03:37

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 03:37
Heah Will it doesnt seem to be ready just yet !

Tanamipump



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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:22

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:22
Hey,

Good to see another manufacturer has obtained the rights for the Tanami Pump. Used to be manufactured by Latstone Fluid Transfer Systems but that company doesn't appear to be around any more.

From the picture on the web site, it appears to be an exact "copy" of the Tanami pump I have.

They are bloody good too. I never have to remove to the jerries from the drawbar on the camper and use air from the spare wheel to provide the operating air pressure. (I made up a length of air hose with a clamp style air hose connection on either end and a conrtol valve which you only just need to crack open.
I have found 55psi in the spare is more than enough to do three transfers, although I generally only carry two jerries on a trip.
At my leisure, usually after setting up camp, I then "air up" the spare tyre with Big Red.

The Tanami Pump saves the back and there is no spillage either and it transfers practically the entire contents of the jerries.

For safety reasons, the only thing you need to ensure if you are tranfering petrol, is that you have an earth between the jerries and the vehicle you are filling up to negate the possibility of static electricity. I use a jumper lead to give a neutralising earth path even though the safety chains probably provide the same earthing functionality.

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Reply By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:34

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:34
Warfer,
I bought a 5 Ltr Red Jerry can from Bunnings back in 2004, it come with a separate flexible metal 'funnel' I use the Jerry can for 2 stroke fuel for the chainsaw.

I also use the flexible funnel with the 5 x 20 Ltr metal Jerry cans I take away with diesel in them and it has NEVER leaked.

So yes, I would change it or buy the flexible funnel, IF it's from a reputable manufacturer, it will last a lifetime!

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 01:01

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 01:01
*So yes, I would change it or buy the flexible funnel*

Hiya Mainey

I bought this one without funnel attach,You guys are right and i thought the metal flexi ones look good


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Reply By: JR - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 10:48

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 10:48
I think Pro quip sell the clip and steel pourer as a part
JR
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 12:02

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 12:02
Just be aware that the flexible funnels will not turn much more than 90degrees and if you have a petrol filler with the restrictor its pretty impossible to get the jerry filler in the hole without spilling a lot or kinking the filler. I think this would be a problem even on diesels if the filler points up at any angle.

On my old RRC the filler neck is quite high and I have resorted to using a funnel with flexible hose jammed in to the flap and pouring the jerry into the funnel.
I was using a plastic VISY jerry and plastic filler, but the flexiblity of the steel ones is less.
And the anti glug on these is just a joke as you would have to trickle the fuel in to have the airway uncovered. The only real answer is the jerry with an air release cap like the new black VISY ones.
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Follow Up By: curious - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 12:59

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 12:59
Philip, you're right about the anti-glug on metal gerrys with the flexible spout. They were painfully slow to empty. I changed to black plastic Visy as well and can't believe how quick they are with their second fill / breather cap. I welded my flexible metal spout at each end of the tubing as they come apart soon after purchase. Only rarely use my old metal gerrys now.

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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ (wa) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:53

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:53
By the phrase "anti-glug on metal gerrys with the flexible spout" you probably would be referring to the mesh filter at the end of the metal flexible funnel ??
My flexible funnel will N0T turn 90° so I just hold the can on my knee and it pours out with-out hassles, it would weigh the same a plastic can with the same 20 Ltrs of fuel in it so weight is not an issue.

My Jerry cans have an internal pipe that allows air in (to breathe) as the fuel goes out, it works with the flexible funnel too, so they are fast to empty, I have a cheap Jerry that does not have this 'breather' pipe and it's a real mongrel, so it's used only as a last resort.

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Reply By: Thunderflash - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 17:52

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 17:52
Another way to transfer fuel is with a jigger hose, it has a ball in the end and you simply place that in your jerry give it a couple of jigs and your away. Jerry only needs be slightly higher than fuel cap and it works a treat.

You can pick them up from most auto stores and they come in different size for varying flow rates. Simple but effective with no leakage (unless your clumsy!!)

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