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Old 05-24-2010, 05:56 AM   #1
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26 oz aluminum fuel bottle for $1.00

750 ml. aluminum bottles for $1.00 !!
Just got an ad for Dollar Tree, on ft. page:
Aluminum Water Bottles $1 each.
http://www.dollartree.com/home.jsp
Might be worth checking out
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:34 AM   #2
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any word on wether or not they are lined with the epoxy coating?

Looks like the cheapest ones yet...good find.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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I think I'll pick some up today.....we actually need new water bottles. My son keeps dropping the stainless ones and bashing them up!

Thanks!

*Bought a few, for water use.

Bottle is standard issue, nothing stands out. Lids are cheap, brittle hard plastic with silicon gasket. Insides look to be bare aluminum. There were two different mouth sizes in stock, a larger one and a smaller one, duh! I'd say about .75" and about 1.25" across for each. The threads on the bottle are actually cut into the inside of the bottle, not the formed ones that don't hold. But I suspect the lids will be the weak spot on these...but at $1 each, use them and throw them away!


Bottle with smaller opening, opening is 1", larger bottle is 1 + 3/8".
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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Good find, heading out to the store now :)

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Old 05-24-2010, 11:14 AM   #5
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Just got an ad for Dollar Tree, on ft. page:
Aluminum Water Bottles $1 each.
An aluminum water bottle is NOT an aluminum fuel bottle. Leaking water is different than pressurize leaking fuel... careful!
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:17 AM   #6
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thats what I'm thinking.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:22 AM   #7
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OK , who's gonna be the official guinea pig tester?
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:56 AM   #8
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Most of the Aluminum H2O bottles have a seam in them. Fuel bottles do not.
The H20 bottle is not made to hold up under pressure nor is it likely to stay
together if it is dropped while full of fluid.

I bought two one liter Sigg Fuel bottles at a yard sale this weekend for $.75 each. Some new orings for $.40 each and I'm in Biz...
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:57 PM   #9
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I don't particularly need a gas can....I use these for H2O.

But maybe this helps those of you frugal types.......

A few more pics.....you can see the seam in teh silver can. The inside of the cans is raw aluminum. The threads are actually an insert of some sort, maybe brass?
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:57 PM   #10
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:24 PM   #11
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Well, that trumps the $4 bottles we bought at wallyworld last week.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:36 PM   #12
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An aluminum water bottle is NOT an aluminum fuel bottle. Leaking water is different than pressurize leaking fuel... careful!
Not to mention you probably shouldn't use aluminum for water bottles either. There's a whole crowd that go stainless or nothing.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:36 PM   #13
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Well, that trumps the $4 bottles we bought at wallyworld last week.
I was looking at the wallyworld ones just last week. Thanks for posting this up ccflash, I just picked a few up!
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:29 AM   #14
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Wife picked up 6 yesterday, I put gas in both size mouths and will leave it for a week.
Shake it every day, leave it in the sun so we'll see what happens and report back. We have a couple of Yammie TW 200's for riding in the mountains and with a 2 gal. tank xtra gas would be nice.

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Old 05-25-2010, 08:09 PM   #15
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I bought 4 today and now with the new comments...hell, I can't use them for water or gas..WTF?????????
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