pour spout for 1 gallon metal can?


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g20zoom

Does anyone know where I can get a pour spout for the standard 1 gallon
metal can used for thinner, dentatured alcohol, etc?

I've tried the pour the can from the side method...and that still
didn't work so great when the can was full. You would think the
manufacturers of these things would be smart enough to make a no drip
lip, but it's as if they want us waste the product so we buy more!

-joe
 
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g20zoom

Hey...maybe I should try this way. I have noticed on auto oil
bottles(quart size) that are rectangular, the diagram on how to pour
the bottle shows exactly as you pointed it. I think it's somewhat
counter intuitive...but if you think about how the air and fluid sit in
the bottle/can, it makes perfect sense when pouring. I should have
thought about that before. Thanks!

-sp
 
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DanG

responding to
http://www.homeownershub.com/maintenance/pour-spout-for-1-gallon-metal-can-112176-.htm
RoxannVR wrote:
Seriously, why do they make the cans that way. I've been spilling half of
my paint thinner everytime I go to use it.

I thought this one was long dead. I took one of the "new" laundry soap
bottles that my wife emptied. Has a handy push button valve. Holds
paint thinner just fine - dispense as needed, sits nicely on a shelf,
bright color (All), has not leaked to date, holds more than a gallon.
Totally nice.

I've not tried it with lacquer thinner yet, waiting for her to empty
another.


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Han

Bob F said:
When the can is full, pour with the opening at the highest position,
and the majority of the lid below it, and it's easy.
That's the trick. Always pour "from the top" because you don't want it to
go cluck-cluck. Leave enough space for the air to go into the container
smoothly.
 
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FrozenNorth

That's the trick. Always pour "from the top" because you don't want it to
go cluck-cluck. Leave enough space for the air to go into the container
smoothly.
Unless it is a beer. :)
 
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Steve B

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Mike Marlow

tiredofspam said:
I made my own pour spout. But the cans are changing over to plastic
screw tops...
But this might help anyway...
http://i.imgur.com/snX1Y.jpg
Should still work. Just remove the plastic cap, and screw on the spout. A
plug in the spout will control evaporation.
 
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Mike Marlow

tiredofspam said:
They are a different size, and I don't know how to bond to the new
plastic top. Not sure what plastic it is yet.

I would also have to bond a similar material.

It was easier soldering a copper sleeve to the tin screw top than it
will be getting a bond between the two types of plastics. But once
made it should seal nicely.
Got it. A little experimentation should prove the answer. You're sharp -
you'll get it. Then, share it.
 
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Bob F

tiredofspam said:
They are a different size, and I don't know how to bond to the new
plastic top. Not sure what plastic it is yet.

I would also have to bond a similar material.

It was easier soldering a copper sleeve to the tin screw top than it
will be getting a bond between the two types of plastics. But once
made it should seal nicely.
Use pipe nipples and the nuts they use on conduit or clamps coming into wireing
boxes with rubber gaskets or O-rings?
 
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Luigi Zanasi

responding tohttp://www.homeownershub.com/maintenance/pour-spout-for-1-gallon-meta...RoxannVR wrote:

Seriously, why do they make the cans that way. I've been spilling half of
my paint thinner everytime I go to use it.
Try a coleman fuel filler that screws on to the cap thread. It's made
for camping fuel but works on other stuff too.

$7.68 at amazon but should also be available in your neighbourhood
store that sell camping equipment and Coleman stoves (Crappy Tire for
Canadians).

Luigi
 
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Mike Marlow

Bob said:
Use pipe nipples and the nuts they use on conduit or clamps coming
into wireing boxes with rubber gaskets or O-rings?
Maybe - have not looked at those sizes. At the very least... some kind of
comparable thinking. tiredofspam is a pretty clever guy - he'll nail this
one and he'll post pics when he's got it.
 
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dennisgauge

I thought this one was long dead.
It IS.

There's this site called "homeowner's hub" that pirates content from USENETand presents it as its own. Its "forum" feature is actually integrated into USENET, and the clueless users of "homeowner's hub" don't bother to look at the date of the post they are responding to.
 
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Mike Marlow

tiredofspam said:
The recycle stamp inside the cap shows
O4
PE

I'll assume that to be polyethylene... Not very bond-able from what I
know about it..

Time to look for a plumbing match.
I don't have any experience in bonding polyethylene, so I had to resort to a
google search. It appears that conventional wisdom might be inaccurate in
this matter. It seems that there are ways to successfully bond
polyethylene - look here at least as a starting point. The thing that
triggered me to look a bit was a friend of mine who used to weld different
plastics together, and I remembered him telling me about the requirements
for different approaches for the different families of those products.
Might be worth a bit more examination.

http://www.reltekllc.com/adhesives-for-polyethylene.htm
 
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