Driving A Bomb

Sunday, when I was mowing the yard, my gas can ran out off gas, so I threw it in the back of my vehicle, and yesterday morning, filled them both (van and can). After that, I could smell gasoline, and I didn’t think too much of it. I had a can of gas in the back, and the gas pumper guy set the can in a little gaspuddle when he was filling it it, and I figured that was the cause of the smell.

Lunchtime I went to the beach. The gasloline smell was quite strong. I looked in the back and there was gas all over the floor in the back. I squeezed the side if the (plastic) can, and saw a little jet of gas come shooting out of an invisible, teeny hole.

Holy crap.

I turned the can over, so the side with the mini hole was up and went out on the sand. The whole time, I’m waiting for my van to spontaneously explode. I decided I was going to go buy a new can.

I drove to the auto parts store, constantly planning how to pull over and jump out when the gas caught on fire, wondering if I’d survive. Also thinking it was good I didn’t smoke cigars anymore.

I got a new can just like the picture above, and poured the contents of the old can into the new one. I threw the ole one away and wipedup all the gas I could with paper towels. The rest evaporated and the smell was gone in a short period of time.

It was an incredibly dangerous situation.

2 thoughts on “Driving A Bomb

    • I had the same spout on my old can. I ripped out the spring and all the guts and epoxied all the moving parts. It’s reeediculous the way it’s sold.

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