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As anyone living in the United States that has bought a gas container in the past several years knows, fuel/gasoline container spouts have changed. The new spouts have a locking/safety mechanism and I have yet to find one that isn't a real pain. The locking mechanism is a minor annoyance, but they leak more often than not when I dispense gas into my lawn mower.

How can I fix/rig my gas can so it works more like the old gas can spouts?

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    Go to a yard sale or garage sale and buy an old style one. – Michael Karas Jun 17 '15 at 21:19
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    The new spouts don't vent well either. I've had a few gas cans blow up like balloons, deforming from rectangular to round. – Tester101 Jun 17 '15 at 21:38
  • I know, I've even gone as far as looking on foreign websites to see if they'll ship them to the U.S., but apparently that isn't allowed by customs. – UnhandledExcepSean Jun 17 '15 at 23:03
  • I'm also checking into the possibility of using a "water can" that looks suspiciously like a gas can but is a different color of plastic. – UnhandledExcepSean Jun 17 '15 at 23:18
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    @JoelKeene I guarantee I lose more gas dispensing into my mower than would ever evaporate. – UnhandledExcepSean Jun 18 '15 at 11:17
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I'm sure nobody would counsel you to sidestep rules and regulations, but if you google "ez pour water spout", you might find something like a water spout that's similar to an old gas spout that ships to 50 states. (For what it's worth, I might possibly be a satisfied user of this product, but use your own judgment.)

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