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Old 12-17-2006, 11:21 AM
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Default Hydraulic Tank

Alright , here are some photos of finishing the tank
  • 1/2" coupler
  • Cut in half gives you two half couplings
  • Another view
  • Return line fittings and nipples
  • Welded together correctly gives you this
Most of the photos are self explanatory , so if there are any questions post them at the end of these . Dan
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:27 AM
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  • Fitting the return in to position
  • Return welded and braced
  • Tig Weld
  • 1/2" Coupling tacked on
  • Baffle and return line
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:34 AM
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  • Return port and sight glass ports
  • Tank set up for pressure test
  • Mounting brackets welded on
That is all the progress made yesterday and I am heading back out to the shop to finish up what I can today . Dan
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Old 12-25-2006, 11:08 PM
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I have more progress to report , I have been working on the splitter after work and have a lot done . My last post was on the hydraulic tank seen then I have gotten the rest of the splitter done and had it splitting wood today . I made a short video of the test run I did today and will post a link here tonight . But first let's get caught up . After Finishing the welding and testing of the hydraulic tank , which I had three pinhole leaks (cold lap) . I laid out and drilled the holes to mount the engine , the hydraulic tank and the battery hold down frame . The battery hold down frame was built back when I built the base originally , I had to find it in my storage building . I did a lot of trial fitting before welding anything in place , the hydraulic tank , fuel tank and battery positions changed a half a dozen times before I settled on the final arrangement of them . I had to add a riser pipe to the return line into the tank to gain the clearance necessary to change the filter with the fuel tank in its final position . But the final lay out was the same as I had designed it in the first place .
  • Battery and hold down
  • Valve and hose
  • valve mount
  • valve and hoses
More to come . Dan
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:33 AM
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Looking good Dan, you might just get a pile split for New Years yet. lol
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:09 PM
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Default Final layout .

This is how I had to mount the filter assembly to get clearance for the fuel tank .
  • Hydraulic Filter Assembly
  • Fuel Tank Mounted
  • Clearance for filter
  • Fuel tank before restoration
  • Fuel tank before restoration
As you can see the fuel tank was pretty rough before i restored it . It came off the baler and had some very bad spots in it .
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:43 PM
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I found the tree that LuDan will test out his splitter on
HMMMM, looks like the General Sherman redwood, in Kings Canyon National Park. California
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:50 PM
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Default Fuel tank restoration .

The fuel tank I was originally going to use on the splitter was built to clear a six inch W-flange beam not a eight inch W-flange beam so it was cut the old tank down or get a new tank . I had the tank off of the baler which by my math held five gallons of fuel . This would be enough gas to run the splitter almost all day . As you saw in the last post the tank was pretty rough , where it was mounted on the baler dirt and leaves and pieces of hay had gotten between the tank and the balers frame and had caused a corrosion problem . In other words I had a line of pin holes to patch . After draining about a gallon of ooooold gasoline out of the tank I dump about a quart of Marine Clean in the tank to cut the gum and varnish that had build up over time from the evaporation of the gasoline , it cleaned about half the stuff out of the tank . Clean enough to strip and sandblast before finishing the sealing of the tank . These old tanks are soldered together so heat is your enemy here . I stripped the old paint off and then sand blasted the tank . I than located as many of the pin holes as I could and sealed them with epoxy putty , so the Marine Clean would not leak out . I started the cleaning process with Marine Clean mixed 1:1 with the hottest water you can stand to handle ( you have to roll the tank around ) . After getting the tank set so it would not fall on the floor I got out my heat gun and positioned it so it would keep the tank warm so the cleaner would work better . After a few hours of rotating the tank , I drained the marine clean and rinse the tank out with clear water , and then inspected the inside of the tank with a mirror and a strong flashlight . I had to repeat this process twice more to get the sh*t out of the tank . After removing all the gum and varnish I dumped in the Metal Ready to prep the metal for the tank sealer . I rotated the tank for another half hour to forty five minutes and then drained the metal ready and rinsed the tank with clear water . Then the tank had to be dried out inside without adding any oil mists or the sealer will not stick . It took two days of setting on one of the heaters in the house to dry out the tank enough to be able to put the sealer in . I added the sealer and rolled the tank around to coat all the surfaces inside the tank with sealer . I then let the tank drain to remove the excess sealer from it . The only bad part of this kit is that the sealer takes ninety six hours to cure before you can fill the tank with fuel .
  • Fuel Tank Before
  • fuel tank after stripping and sandblasting
  • Tank POR'ed
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:54 PM
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Iwhiway , this picture is of the pile of wood from three hours of splitting , the three hours included breaks . Dan
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:35 AM
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Looks great, Dan. How about a few over-all shots of the completed splitter?
And the offer still stands on the afore-mentioned video.
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