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Posted: 3/30/2012 2:59:17 AM EDT
I can't find the post on how to convert a SCEPTER water jug into a gas can. Aside from "fillin it up with gas" I am referring to making it airtight. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/30/2012 4:15:43 AM EDT
The designs are completly different. The water can does not have an orings like the fuel cans do. Could you fill one with fuel? Probably. Would it seal tight? Maybe.
Is it a good idea? With sceptre cans selling used on eBay for $30-$40 maybe not.
Link Posted: 3/30/2012 5:04:32 AM EDT
did you check the fuel can oracle?
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 3:53:09 AM EDT
I've read a little bit through the Oracle... Very boring and way too technical for me. I was hoping someone would know of a quick conversion. Otherwise I'll have to engineer my own conversion. Last time I checked ebay, SCEPTER fuel cans were $120!
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 5:04:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2012 6:56:20 AM EDT by wshbrngr]
If you really want to do this:

http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=10&f=17&t=627874

Note:
I prefer Scepter fuel cans over NATO fuel cans..... Personal preference.... they are both good cans.

but I prefer NATO fuel cans over using Scepter water cans for fuel.

That's just me.... YMMV
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 9:42:42 AM EDT
Thank you so much for the direction.
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 9:46:14 AM EDT
No problem...
good luck.
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 12:58:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By abinok:
With sceptre cans selling used on eBay for $30-$40....


You lookin' at the same eBay that I am?
Link Posted: 4/2/2012 1:02:38 PM EDT
What would help that be a better resource? Maybe hyperlinks?

Originally Posted By JimmyThompson:
I've read a little bit through the Oracle... Very boring and way too technical for me. I was hoping someone would know of a quick conversion. Otherwise I'll have to engineer my own conversion. Last time I checked ebay, SCEPTER fuel cans were $120!


Link Posted: 4/2/2012 5:53:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 3:11:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2012 3:11:25 AM EDT by JimmyThompson]
From what I recall its like going through vast semi-technical information looking for one specific thing. It is well written though. Links always help!
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 7:44:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer:
Originally Posted By abinok:
With sceptre cans selling used on eBay for $30-$40....


You lookin' at the same eBay that I am?


sure...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campId=5337559805&toolId=10001&customId=j39hvxge0300zk8a00004&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F2-Scepter-Fuel-Cans-MFC-BRAND-NEW-RUBBER-GASKETS-%2F320862274540
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 7:47:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By abinok:
Originally Posted By Boomer:
Originally Posted By abinok:
With sceptre cans selling used on eBay for $30-$40....


You lookin' at the same eBay that I am?


sure...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campId=5337559805&toolId=10001&customId=j39hvxisib00zk8a00004&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F2-Scepter-Fuel-Cans-MFC-BRAND-NEW-RUBBER-GASKETS-%2F320862274540

Cheaper than some.
80.00 + 18.94 shipping = 49.47ea. + will probably need tor eplace the rubber gaskets with viton for gasoline.


Link Posted: 4/3/2012 7:48:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 8:06:16 AM EDT
With sceptre cans selling used on eBay for $30-$40 maybe not.


try closer to 100-140
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 1:16:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
Originally Posted By abinok:
Originally Posted By Boomer:
Originally Posted By abinok:
With sceptre cans selling used on eBay for $30-$40....


You lookin' at the same eBay that I am?


sure...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campId=5337559805&toolId=10001&customId=j39hvxndyp00zk8a00004&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F2-Scepter-Fuel-Cans-MFC-BRAND-NEW-RUBBER-GASKETS-%2F320862274540


first those are beat to hell.

second add in 20.00 shipping.


They are rough, thats certian, but they are certanly serviceable. True, I didn't account for shipping, but Ive seen them sell for $60 used on ebay recently before I bought some locally. I paid $20 a peice for mine.
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 1:32:41 PM EDT
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