The Jerry Can Man

Stop here to find out which type of Fuel Can or Water Can you should use, and why. As well as handy tips!
Advice from The Jerry Can Man

Don't know which type of Fuel can you should buy?
Want to know how to get rid of the plastic taste in your water can?

Ask the Jerry Can Man!

Plastic Fuel Can FAQ's

Fuel Can Tip... The main reason that your plastic fuel can caps and breather caps break or crack is due to applying too much pressure when closing the caps. Pressure inside your can won't magically unscrew your cap. Just twist it til it's tight, no more, and it will last you five years!

Did you know... Fact: The 20 Litre Pro Quip can empties faster than any other 20L plastic can on the Australian Market: IN UNDER 1 MINUTE!
Some of our competitor's cans take OVER 7 MINUTES to empty!!
Which can would you prefer to use when you're filling a tank?
Note: Information based on seven of the most readily available cans on the market as at 2012.

Did you know...
Plastic Fuel Cans should be replaced every 5 years.
They are not designed to last any longer. If you want a can to last 25 years, buy Metal!

TIP: When using your Safe-T-Pour Fuel Can, make sure you place the tip of the pourer a couple of centimetres BELOW where you want the fuel level to stop. This will ensure you will get the fuel level you want!

TIP: To make it easier to use the can correctly, use the flexible pourer by bending it into the fuel tank opening, then tilt your can to start the fuel flow. When you're done, tilt the can down so it's level, then remove and straighten the pourer!

NOTE: If you believe you have a faulty cap, please see our Recall Page to ascertain if your cap may be affected.

Metal Jerry Can FAQ'S

Fuel Can Tip... If you need to open a metal jerry can after it has been sitting in the sun too long and has pressurised, make sure you point the opening away from your face, as there may be some splashback.

Fuel Can Tip... If you use a jerry can holder, make sure it has rubber buffers so your paint does not get scratched. Deep scratches in your paint increase the risk of rust developing.

Did you know... We now have flexible pourers for our metal cans that have their own internal seal, so they won't leak. The are tough, but ultra flexible, meaning now you can pour into hard-to-reach places way easier!

Plastic Water Can FAQ'S

Did you know... Our Plastic Water Cans and Cubes are BPA FREE! They are constructed from HDPE (Food Grade) Plastic, so are perfectly safe for storing drinking water!

Water Can Tip...
You should always rinse out and air your new plastic water container for at least 24 hours before you use it.
This should get rid of any plastic taste that might taint your water.
If you're still having trouble with a plastic smell or taste after trying that, try a few drops of vanilla essence in about a litre of water, and swish it around the entire inside of the can, then leave overnight.