5 Gallon Gas Safety Can
I spent many trips to the local hardware stores looking for a metal gasoline tank. You'd think it wouldn't be too difficult to find one, considering gasoline is a pretty hazardous material? No luck though. My local Home Depot, Lowes and even a specialty gardening shop down the street all carry plastic. The worst part is, they wanted over $20 for a 5 gallon plastic tank.
Being a construction guy, I need quality tools. I currently have 3, 2 gallon plastic gas tanks in the garage, all with different oil mixtures for my weed eater, my edger and my mower. I wanted to simplify things and get myself a nice big tank that I can refill these 3 plastic tanks with without needing to constantly take them to the gas station. But honestly, now that I have this metal gas can, I almost want to break down and buy a couple more because this tank beats the crap out of the other two. And for $40 it sure beats constant trips to the gas station... especially with these gas prices.
The separate colors are nice if you are storing more than gasoline and want it to stay permanently labeled. Back at the roofing shop I used to work at, we would fill the yellow tanks with diesel for the Gradall and other machinery. I've seen guys use separate colors for kerosine and other gas-oily mixtures as well. I'll probably keep a red tank with pure gasoline, and a yellow tank with a mixture that suits the mower. Then maybe pick up a couple smaller metal tanks for the weed eater and edger.
The tank operates much better than the awkward plastic tanks I own. All you do is lift it by the handle and pull back on the handle to release the gas. If the model you are looking at is not the red one listed here, make sure it comes with a funnel. If you don't have a funnel the gas will spill everywhere when you fill your tank.