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Spout for Gallon Cans

by Terminus Jul 22, 2013
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I just bought a gallon of acetone and made a big 'ol mess. I was at a big box store looking for a spout when it came to me, I bet I can find it on Thingiverse! Thank you so much for this! I am going to print it in PLA as it is not supposed to react to acetone. I guess I'll find out for sure. I'm very new to 3D printing and so far I am really enjoying it.

Quite a few people showed interest in the gallon can spout. Evidently nobody provides one for sale. Strange. But perhaps a well stocked paint company does.

The straight spout could be more user friendly, imo. A remix has been on my mind, so I redesigned it and posted a new project.

You might be interested in it.

I've printed a couple in ABS, which is similar to PLA in stiffness, and it seems to work OK. If you do print one and have any critical feedback, I'd be happy to hear it.

gallon can spout remix

Thanks, works great....

You're welcomed. Thanks for drawing my attention to this old project. It needed some spelling corrections and a Metric scale file.

This wouldn't work for Acetone can & ABS spout would it, haha.

Was thinking the same thing! :) would be fun to try and see how long it will last.

Still, this is a very useful item. I need to print one out.

Nylon (Taulman) prints are very tough and quite flexible. It won't crack.

This other project has been around almost as long (Edit: longer), constantly bathed in gasoline fumes and often pulled and twisted but looks like new. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:98566

Nylon layers easily melt together, and splitting would require a deliberate effort.

The spout could get lost though. If I were to design another, it would have a hole or hook, to hang it from.

Gas cap strap

No, it wouldn't.
I cautioned against using an ABS spout for acetone in the last line of the instructions.

Lacquer Thinner would be another common 1-gal solvent where ABS can't be used. Xylene, "Denatured Alcohol" (used as fuel and for thinning shellac) and several other things are considered incompatible with ABS... Gasoline... even bleach (chlorine) .. The list is long.

If you plan on printing the spout with ABS, search google for "ABS chemical compatibility" for a list or chart. Many company websites publish them for all sorts of plastics and other materials.

Nylon filament is the material of choice if you have some.

This is a really handy device, thanks for posting! Love the simple things that make a difference.

Thanks for the comment. It is simple, but not for my lack of trying to complicate things with a directional elbow and/or an anti-siphon gizmo..