How to Use a Gas Can Spout

You’d think it would be straightforward to use a gas can spout, right? Truth be told – it can be difficult with the newer cans. Luckily, the EZ-POUR® Universal Fuel & Water Jug Spout has always offered a much simpler approach. Before we get to that, let’s go over the hardest part. Here’s how they should be attached to a can:

EZ-POUR® Spout Replacement

As mentioned in our last post, How to Choose the Right EZ-POUR® Spout, there are four different EZ-POUR® spout kits available. These kits each contain a spout and two base caps (black and yellow). First, insert the spout through the cap that best fits your gas can. Next, attach the cap to the can. If neither cap fits, use the original base cap, or find alternative base caps and adapters online.

Compatible Cans

EZ-POUR®’s website contains a full list of compatible cans for replacement spouts. Having a fine thread, the black caps fit Rubbermaid, Gott and Essence, and Briggs cans. Having a coarse cap, the yellow caps fit Blitz, Midwest and Wedco cans.

Further Instructions

Vents are also included in the kits for proper flow. When replacing a vent, use a screwdriver to pry out the old vent and push the new one in. When installing vents, start with a dry and empty can. Drill a half-inch hole in the top of the backside of the can with a step drill bit. Push the new vent in and clean out any shavings on the inside. The cap holder is another piece included in the kit. It is optional but recommended.

How to Use the Spout

Once the EZ-POUR® replacement spout, vent, and cap holder are installed, all you have to do is remove the cap and pour. That’s it! Isn’t that a lot easier than trying to use both hands to hold open an automatic shut-off valve? Buy yours online at ezpourspout.com.