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Old April 24th, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Anyone out there using the Rotopax tanks? I am thinking about replacing the metal can I have since it is rusting away. Any opinions from someone that has used them?

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Old April 24th, 2012, 07:37 AM
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I do and they are careful on the spouts. You can get the "old fashion spouts", but I belive they all come with the new low emission spouts now. They are a little trickey to learn to use and you end up wasting a little fuel working out a system to get fuel from the can to the tank.

I just took the spout apart. I have rotopax for diesel, petrol and water and I use their rack system.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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I use them exclusively now, both the fuel and water cans. I love how I can stack and configure them how I want. I use the 2 gal cans.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Reviving this thread because while i like the design and mounting capabilities, i have had repeated issues with the spouts. The spring used to open the "eco" spouts broke on me twice - both times on first use. Anyone else experience similar issues or a can offer a solution here? Am i possibly doing something wrong? The tanks are worthless without the spouts, but too expensive to keep replacing... Any help / commiseration would be much appreciated.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 03:54 PM
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As Jeff suggests, I'm not going to advocate going outside the CARB regs and the good people of the EPA...but partnered with the water spout they work well ( I'd never do that mind you...bad for the environment).

Rotopax are fantastic.
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