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    Default Epa compiant fuel tanks

    I have a new Scepter 6 gal. fuel tank that builds up pressure just sitting under the carport. Here in central Florida its usually around 90 degrees. Scepter says that the cap has a vent that will release pressure at 5 PSI but fuel is still being forced out the barb to hose fitting.

    I know that the new tanks like this one will also swell in the sun, something I really don't like.

    But ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, If were to make a hood out of styrofoam and cover the tank when its in the boat, do you think it would make a difference?

    Anybody got any suggestions?

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    Vent the tank.
    I'd rather be fishing.

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    Loosen the cap! I do it all the time. Same problem, also!
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    I got tired of this same “situation”. PO’d actually. So I bought some old style caps to fit my tanks and life is good.

    I would add that I did throw the EPA caps in my recyclable trash bin though.



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    Well I solved the problem by buying a 3 gallon Steel tank. $5 at a marine surplus store. I jave pictures posted here on another thread

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    Good job. $5 is less than I paid for my caps.

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    Don't get me started on these tanks.

    The person who invented them has not put any fuel in anything in their life. What was "supposed" to fix a fuel leak issue actually caused more of one. The pressure needed to operate the nozzle ends up bending them and allowing leakage.

    Then you have time. Someone should do a cost analysis of what it costs per year in man hours to use one of these. It takes me 5 minutes to empty a 6 gallon can and 45 seconds to empty an older can. The newer one leakes more fluid and causes stress on the tank opening that you are filling. Eventually, you cannot screw on the cap to the fuel tank you are filling.

    Ever tried filling a chainsaw with one? You have to hold the nozzle open, get fuel all over, and get to smell it on your hands.

    We drill holes in the back of the handle and fit a golf tee in for a vent. I purchase every old style tank I can find at yard sales.

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    Rich,I think he is talking about a boat tank, since he said 6 gallons. But on the cans you are talking about, I drill a 1/2 inch hole and insert a vent made for that purpose. Better than a tee IMO.
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