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Old 03-25-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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Scepter cans

Does anyone know if the Scepter water jugs can be used for fuel. I just bought 4 new Scepter water jugs and I have 5 old used painted and abused jugs that I would like to use for fuel. I went to their web site and all it says is the difference is the caps, water has pour spout and vent, fuel has large single opening.

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Old 03-25-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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Personally I would never use anything to hold fuel except a container designed for that purpose. They are usually of different material than water containers and, for that matter, in most states it's illegal to even put fuel in a can not listed as a fuel container.

And in "Old and Painted and Abused" containers" Even if they were fuel containers I would toss them before using them.

In short.... NOPE


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Old 03-25-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob, I pretty much knew the answer already, I can always keep using them for water, I did put them up for sale, they are lightly but a couple were painted indeed.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:05 PM   #4
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My compliments on the most eye-catching threadtitle of the day...couldn't imagine just what a "scepter can" would be used for.

Sorta disappointed that it's just a water container after all!
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:17 PM   #5
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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As a person who has used both of them water and fuel cans. Your better off selling the water cans than ruining then with fuel. I can tell you how pissed off you'll be using on for water after some D... A.. used one for fuel. Much less some of the other problems that come with that happening. Probably why the military is still stuck issuing bottled water now.
The plastic seems to be the same just the threads for the caps and lack of vent tube in it. (Water can)

FYI: the part with D.A.. Ref is from being resupply of water that way in Army reason I have multiple water filters now.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:22 PM   #7
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Don't mix liquids in storable containers. There's a reason some plastic containers are blue some red some yellow and some clear. I deal with transportation hazmats. Double
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:11 AM   #8
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Just to clear things up a little, I wasn't going to use the cans for water anymore, I bought 4 new water jugs, just didn't want to throw the old ones away, figured I could use them for gas. But now know I can't.

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