The Smart-Fill Fuel Filling System is a safe and easy to use portable plastic fuel container. It is designed for easy and safe operation. It meets all applicable requirements for both child resistance and senior adult friendly as enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Council.
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58%of customersrecommend this product14 of 24reviews
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58%of customersrecommend this product14 of 24reviews
The container itself is good. What good is a good gas can if you can't get the gas out of the can? The nozzle is completely useless. All nozzles broke on first use. I bought 5 cans and had to go on ebay to buy regular old fashion nozzles to replace all the originals. What a waste.
Pros: Good Size & Weight
Cons: Difficult to Use, Not Durable, No Instructions, easily broken
The new "approvied" nozzle mechanism is, to put it mildly, a pain. The can itself is good quality but lifting 6 gallons to waist height to fill a generator, and trying to keep that nozzle engaged until you can prop the spout on the fill opening is no small task, and I am a pretty strong person! There must be a better way. Would not recommend unles you are a really strong person.
Yet another device with a poorly conceived safety plan. The "safety nozzle" came apart on the second use. You must turn a green colored ring and align slots in this ring with ridges on the black nozzle. This action allows the nozzle to depress into the can which in turn opens a butterfly valve allowing the fuel to flow out of the container. On the second use the connection between the butterfly valve and the mechanism that opens it became disconnected, and the nozzle actually fell on the ground, so that the butterfly valve will no longer open. I will return this piece of junk to Home Depot this afternoon and will return the second on when it breaks on its second use. My advise, to you, is to go to your local auto parts store and examine their fuel cans so as to be sure they do not have some ridiculous safety mechanism as his can has.
What more can I say than the subject line. I needed a few 6 gallon cans and these fit the bill perfectly. Like all new gas cans, pouring with this one is slow. It is listed as 2.5 gallons per minute flow rate but it's not even close because all these new cans suck thanks to the EPA regs. Pouring gas is not exactly a complex task but I tend to make a bigger mess with these "spill proof" designs than the old style vented cans. $15 each shipped to the door is a great price. Dealing with the home depot is always a good experience. I've never had any customer service issues at the store and my first online purchase with them is also a positive one.
These cans are 6 gallons, not the typical 5 gallon cans. I use 4 of these to add fuel to my 110 gallon capacity boat. The larger size makes a difference when using multiple cans. the spill-proof nozzles work extremely well. there is an initial slight leakage when twisting the spill proof nozzle to get it aligned to pour, but it is nominal and a rag will keep you and the environment clean. they are a little slow to empty out but that is the trade-off for the spill-proof nozzle. Got these for $15 each, outstanding value. larger capacity and spill-proof nozzles.
after reading a bunch of reviews on various containers, it seems like nobody is really satisfied with any of their purchases. i think with any container, you should expect to have a little bit of leakage but if you really use it the way the manuf instructs you to, it should be fine. when filled to capacity, the container does get heavy and might be difficult to hold high to for long periods to release to a car gas tank, but then i would recommend two people to handle it. overall, i luv the large capacity, and i would recommend this product.
I have a generator with a 7 gal gas tank and these 6 gal gas cans are perfect for filling it. I wait for the tank to be almost empty, and just dump the whole can in. No worries about overfilling or needing more gas to get the fill done.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Easy to Store, Long-Lasting
The pour spout is really not sturdy enough for this large a can (6 gal.). I already broke one of the 3 spouts for the 3 cans I purchased AND I was only emptying the last half gallon out of the can because I used a syphon to get the first 5.5 gals.
Pros: solid/sturdy can, 6 gal instead of the usual 5 gal
Gas storage containers in the U.S. are manufactured to a certain safety standard, so no doubt these units meet those requirements. What is a particular plus is that they hold SIX rather than the usual FIVE gallons, which allows considerable flexibility when filling and using them and makes them easier to use. The one issue is that the spout, which requires turning and holding in place with one hand while pouring, along with having to hold the whole unit in one's other hand, makes it a little awkward to use. However, given that this is a safety feature, we cannot even call this a criticism.
Bought 5 of these to have gas on hand for my generator. I like that they are 6 gal capacity. The nozzles are the new fangled safety thingys that are kind if a pain but if they really bother you, buy an aftermarket old style kind. Great deal for the money.
This can meets my needs very well. Well built & reliable. Tight sealing cap with design that stops most spills and leaks. User must learn how to twist the pouring valve to eliminate leaks. I like this can very much and would recommend it to most anyone.
Pros: Good Size & Weight, Durable, Light Weight, Easy to Store