VP fuel jug not a gas container?

Casper250

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I just bought 2 of the Cylender VP fuel jugs and when I was filling it up at the gas station, I noticed on the side it says "this is not a gas container" stamped into the plastic. Does anyone know why it says that? :silly:
 

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I think they are desinged to be transfer vessels. Plastic isn't suitable for storage of fuel.
 

ktmboy

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Maybe it's a legal matter since all the new cans are supposed to be vented to be approved cans.
 

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Originally posted by ktmboy
Maybe it's a legal matter since all the new cans are supposed to be vented to be approved cans.
Is this a California-only requirement? I thought I remember some special footnote pertaining to fuel jugs sold in California.

So the cans have to be vented full-time? As in gas fumes leaking out? Or is it a special vent that just traps the fumes?
 

MrLuckey

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Interesting document from the California Air Resources Board:

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And a couple year old proposal from Pennsylvania:

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And one from Connecticut:

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It looks like most of the stuff I can find is specifically related to "Portable" fuel containers and it seems the two big issues are permeation and spill proof spouts. Notice that all three articles mention that previously manufactured fuel containers do not have to meet these requirements. I'm sure there is more info out there somewhere.
 
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JWW

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California legal gas cans suck. I spilled more the one time I used it than all other times combined.

I grabbed a few cans in AZ earlier this year while visiting my wifes parents.
 

ktmboy

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Yes, the new cans suck. I picked up a VP can at a vendor booth at Adelanto G.P. last year. Once they were sold out all you could find here in Cali were the 'new' cans.