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Old 08-04-2018, 06:21 AM
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Default Compressor question.

I have a 60 gal. compressor for about 15-20 years.
At the tme I bought it new. It's a Cambell Housfeld Sonborn
single stage job. I guess it was made in Mexico.
The tank plate say that it was tested in 1999 at 400 psi.
Standard use, not really industrial setting. Since I heard
horror stories about old tanks blowing up I decided to check
the tank thickness. I bought a cheapo ultrsonic thickness gauge
and checked the tank all over the place. At the top and sides
measure was 2.5 mm and the bottom around the drain valve 1.9-2.2 mm.
So my question, is it still safe or just be safe and junk it.
What do you guys think?
Nuke em til they glow then shoot em in the dark.
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