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Sonny82

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Posted: 06/10/12 08:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just picked up 2 Honda 2000i and curious is there a trick to filling these things with out spilling gas everywhere? They have such small opening for gas makes it difficult!Also sometimes when pouring, gas will hit the filter screen in the honda tank and kinda splash back out. My gas tank doesn't have flexible spout which i think is making things a little harder for me. Are you guys using a certain kind/brand of gas tank? Is the no-spill brand any good? I pretty much stuck with carrying at least 5gal tank of fuel for the weekend. Sucks having to pour fuel in so slow that takes 10min of holding 5gal tank to fill all the way up while trying not to spill.

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I don't need a lot of run time so I just use a little 1 gallon plastic tank. Filling the Honda from that is a cinch!


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What I do with my lawn mower, is to have the 5-gal container, but use it to fill (with a spout) my 1-gal container, which I use for my mower. I also have a 1-gal container that I use for my 2-cycle engines, which I fill from the 5-gal jug, and then add the 2-cycle oil.
I also put Sta-Bil in the 5-gal container....

You can also buy a wide mouth funnel that should fit the generator tank. You may have to cut the stem shorter, but if you look around, you may find just what you need....

And as you notice, it's worth it to spend a few bucks to avoid spilling that "liquid gold"


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What Scott G said!


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Posted: 06/10/12 10:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just get one of these and you'll be all set!


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Since discovering these No Spill gas cans I haven't spilled a single drop of gas on my EU2000i.
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No spill cans. Best thing I could find for filling Honda and other small gas tools. Home Depot even has them, slightly different design on the fill button, but works the same.


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I use a funnel and a 1 gallon container to fill the generator. I remove the filter screen.

I made a dipstick so I know about how much gas the genny needs.

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msiminoff wrote:

Since discovering these No Spill gas cans I haven't spilled a single drop of gas on my EU2000i.
Cheers,
-Mark


These are great. Only way to go for my needs.


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The No-Spill tanks are very nice. The most current versions of the two smaller sizes have a clear/see-thru sight line so you can tell how much fuel is inside at a glace. The large 5-gallon version does not (yet?) have this feature. I use a No-Spill for my mower, and its fuel-filler neck is about the same as the EU2; to make it even easier, buy the clear-tube 6" extension from No-Spill and it allows you to bend/curve the tip and you can actually see the fuel flow out:



Like any fuel tank, air must get in for fuel to get out, and all modern tanks (EPA-mandated) must breath through the filler neck, from what I can tell. This makes them "chug" and gulp air in a cycle, causing the fuel to pulse as it flows out. It's worse with larger cans, not too bad with smaller ones. I'd get the 2.5 gallon one for use with an EU2. I have a 5-gallone for my mower, and it's just to awkward to use when more than 3/4 full.

Most better power equipment and hardware stores offer No-Spill products, and that includes all Honda Generator dealers.


Caveat: I work for Honda, but the preceding was my opinion alone.

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