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UCO Fuel Faucet

Attach this spout to your fuel bottle for easy, safe, no-mess stove refuelling. Turn the top to open the spout and control the fuel flow with your finger on the airhole.
Average Member Rating:
2.857 out of 5
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1 out of 4(25%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Member Reviews for Fuel Faucet
Review 1 for Fuel Faucet
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Petawawa

Fantastic Piece of Kit

Date:August 17, 2007
I have no idea how I got along without this for over 20 years. This keeps you from spilling valuable fuel everywhere and slopping it on your hands.
The two draw backs are that you can't use it as the bottle stopper because it leaks abit. Also there is no way to tie it to the bottle, so you have to have somewhere special to keep from losing it.
I love it any how, and have bought several for my friends.
Pros: Good Value, High Quality, Durable
Cons: No way to tie on, Leaks as a cap
Review 2 for Fuel Faucet
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
By:
Location: Edmonton Alberta

Not needed

Date:December 24, 2007
I bought it thinking it was a great idea, but once i got my MSR fuel bottles home, I found that the caps that com with them have this built into the cap, just on screw the cap half way and a little hole allows you to pour controllably.
If you caps don't do this then i guess you might want it.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Clean, Lightweight
Review 3 for Fuel Faucet
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
By:
Location: Kelowna
MEC MEMBER

Doesn't fit Outbound Fuel Bottles

Date:July 8, 2008
Bought this for my fuel bottle to prevent spills and waste, but found it doesn't fit Outbound fuel bottles! Outbound bottles have a course thread, the UCO faucet is for finer threads. Now does it fit MSR or Trangia bottles, am I going to have to buy whole new bottles and corresponding caps? I see Trangia bottles have their own pour system.
Review 4 for Fuel Faucet
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
By:
Location: Toronto
Age: 35-44
Gender: male
Gear Style: Comfort Driven
Describe Yourself: Outdoor Pro
MEC MEMBER

Good idea but...

Date:November 19, 2009
As other reviewers mentioned MSR bottles have no use for this and it doesn’t work with all bottles so check first, and the fact you cannot use it as a replacement cap means it’s really just extra baggage you don’t need to bring along.
Review 5 for Fuel Faucet
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
By:
Location: Vancouver, BC
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
STAFF REVIEW

I don't get it.

Date:April 12, 2010
Let me first say that I love UCO products. Lanterns, tripods etc. they seem to make well designed products with solid craftsmanship.
Now for this Faucet: Maybe it is user error, but I never got this to work well for me. It doesn't seem to pour smoothly and it leaks if used as a lid.
As memtioned MSR fuel bottle caps have an integrated pouring system. Unfortunately, the Government mandated "child proof" cap that comes on all new MSR bottles in Canada does not pour so well. Lucky for us, MEC still carries the standard (or "expedition" as it is now sometimes called) cap MEC product # 1506427. The newest model of which (grey one with "MOUNTAIN SAFETY RESEARCH" recessed into the loop) has a larger slotted hole on one side of the threads and a smaller round air hole on the other side as well as a pointed lip (on only the slotted side) to guide the fuel. It is smaller, lighter, works better and less expensive than this UCO prduct. And it works as a lid.
Hope this helps.
Cons: Unreliable
Review 6 for Fuel Faucet
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Fredericton, NB
Age: 45-55
Gender: male
Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
MEC MEMBER

Fuel saving device

Date:August 2, 2011
I have to write in about this great little device. My stove is tank based and I have a Coleman Exponent (small) lantern both of which must be filled from a fuel bottle. This device allows me to fill from a Primus bottle without any spillage or contamination. Good for the environment and no loss of precious fuel. The faucets seal well on my two Primus bottles and it is all I use.
Tip (and note to UCO): When I first tried mine it dripped and sputtered - nothing like my friend's version. I dismantled it and noticed plastic bits in the nozzle. I spun a drill bit in the nozzle (by hand) and removed two good size pieces of plastic left from the manufacturing process. I repeated this on the other one without dismantling it. Now they both work great. Happy hiking!
Pros: Rugged, Lightweight, Simple, Good Value, Reliable
Cons: manufacturing fault easily fixed
Review 7 for Fuel Faucet
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
By:
Location: Toronto, ON
Age: 45-55
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
MEC MEMBER

Nice idea, but don't bother

Date:February 7, 2012
This seems like a good idea for dispensing fuel without spilling or having to carry a funnel, but after the first year of use in the field I found the O rings seemed to dry out causing leakage when pouring and during storage. Ended up having to wrap my fuel bottles in zip lock bags to avoid getting fuel in my pack. Went back to just using a steady hand and patience.
Not worth it; don't waste your money.
Pros: Lightweight, Simple
Cons: Unreliable