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Slughammer
Frustrated with these caps on the Crown or Coleman Fuel Cans. The push down and turn feature is harder to operate than any jug in the painting closet. Took one apart and realized the outer piece of the two piece cap acts as a spring that pushes it off of the inner cap.
Modified 2 of them by putting a hole in the outer cap. I think a heat gun, bic lighter or even a match might work too. Just soften the outer layer and press the inner piece into it (off the can of course). I modified 1 with a forestner bit and the 2nd with a sharpened 3/8" tube in a cordless drill. If i had another one, I'd try the heat gun.
20200911_160110.jpg Works great now. Still have to push down, but doesn't require my entire body weight.
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Gasman64
Good idea, SH, thanks for sharing that.  I've always had trouble with them, too.  Time to get my heat gun out...
Steve
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hikerduane
I swap over my old style cap each time when using a new can.  New style cap goes on the empty then, need to figure out what to do with the mountain of empties.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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stoves1234
I carefully cut through the outer cap with a hacksaw, then pry it off. Then I just put the modified non-childproof cap on the next can of fuel. On a related note, at my local Walmart today one gallon of Crown fuel was still $8.86 and a quart can was $5.27. 
Jim Brizzolara
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Gunhippie
hikerduane wrote:
I swap over my old style cap each time when using a new can.  New style cap goes on the empty then, need to figure out what to do with the mountain of empties.
Duane


I pour my new cans into old, pre-childproof cans. Perfect use for a Coleman #1 funnel.

I run over the empties with the Van--makes a great noise--and put them in the steel recycling bin.

A friend has a barn that's about 1/3 roofed with shingles made from old gallon oil and gas cans. According to the wife of the guy who did this, he'd pour a tablespoon or so of gasoline into each can, leaving the cap off. He'd lay a few dozen down in a row, run a 'fuse" of gasoline down in front of the open cans and light the fuse. BANG! and all the cans would be split at the seams.

I've yet to try this myself, but is sure sounds like fun!
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Phredd
I've got about 5 empty gal cans. and o thought about trying to make containers for some of the smaller single burner stoves.

Anyone already done that???

Phredd
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1hpycmpr
hikerduane wrote:
I swap over my old style cap each time when using a new can.  New style cap goes on the empty then, need to figure out what to do with the mountain of empties.
Duane
Didn’t someone make a huge wind chime once with a bunch of mt fuel cans?  Or did I dream that?
Mark
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1hpycmpr
Phredd wrote:
I've got about 5 empty gal cans. and o thought about trying to make containers for some of the smaller single burner stoves.

Anyone already done that???
You can cut some up and make reflectors.
Mark
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outlawmws
You can also cut one side out and make metal drawers for heavy hardware.   Best to  have a pair of sheet metal tongs and hem those sharp edges however.

They already have a nice drawer pull!
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