Any unique or cool things to do with empty VP cans besides crush and recycle?

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10/9/2018 3:10 PM

I have several piling up in the garage. I use 1 for used oil and take it to be recycled. I cut the lid off of one and use it for a trash can in my office..... Any other uses for them?

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10/9/2018 3:23 PM

Stools.

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10/9/2018 3:42 PM

I used them to make shelves once.
Set them on the ground 4 fert apart. Lay a wire shelf or even some wood across them them another set of cans and a second shelf. Functional and cheap.

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10/9/2018 3:45 PM

I cut the tops off and use as garage cans in the shop, also use one to hold all my rags.

It's unfortunate that they are so wasteful and VP doesn't recycle them.

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10/9/2018 3:46 PM

piscokid wrote:

I have several piling up in the garage. I use 1 for used oil and take it to be recycled. I cut the lid off of one and use it ...more

Does your office smell like race gas? I would assume it takes a while for the fuel smell to go away..

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10/9/2018 3:51 PM

piscokid wrote:

I have several piling up in the garage. I use 1 for used oil and take it to be recycled. I cut the lid off of one and use it ...more

I have a personal use for 6-10 non-dented intact cans. Personal garage project for 4 grandkids riding. Wish you were closer to NWGA.
Willing to pay $3 each for GA local 5 gallon VP cans. Thanks anyone.

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10/9/2018 3:57 PM

could try farting in one and sealing it for a year before opening it to see if it still smells

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10/9/2018 3:58 PM

Sell them on craigslist. I sold three last year.

I generally jut use them as gas cans for the lawn mower / weed eater.

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10/9/2018 4:09 PM

Someone here made mechanic stools out of them with wheels and a padded top if I remember correctly???

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10/9/2018 4:11 PM

swtwtwtw wrote:

Stools.

Yep.The search function here actually works pretty decent!

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https://www.vitalmx.com/forums/For-Sale-Bazaar,26/Custom-vp-fuel-can-work-stool,1338069

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10/9/2018 4:45 PM

newmann wrote:

Yep.The search function here actually works pretty decent!

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Perfect! Im doing this!

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10/9/2018 4:47 PM

peelout wrote:

could try farting in one and sealing it for a year before opening it to see if it still smells

Couldn't smell any worse than how it comes stock. MR12 is potent shit no matter where it's stored!

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10/9/2018 5:10 PM

I give all mine to a guy at work who puts used oil in them for his oil burner.

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10/10/2018 5:19 PM

piscokid wrote:

I have several piling up in the garage. I use 1 for used oil and take it to be recycled. I cut the lid off of one and use it ...more

Brad460 wrote:

Does your office smell like race gas? I would assume it takes a while for the fuel smell to go away..

No. I just rinsed them out well with water before I cut the top off with a pair of hand shears. Folded the top over with a pair of pliers. Worked great and looks cool. The stool idea is a great one. I will make one for my brother for Christmas....

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10/10/2018 5:26 PM

Man. I think I have one more extra can. I am going to convert it to a garbage can eventually. Thank you for the idea and instructions.

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10/10/2018 5:53 PM

good target for a .22

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