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Old 01-04-2013, 05:36 PM
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Nice job, looks good.

There are 2 or 3 welding shops in this town that build tanks as part of their business. They can have the crew can do that during slack times and keep them on the payroll. They have a simple flange roller for cutting and rolling flat tank heads of about any diameter. Lots of tanks in this part of the world because we heat with fuel oil, so 1 for every house/building. It might pay to call around for someone close to you.

For a barbeque, I use retired water pressure tanks. They show up at the dump here pretty often, usually because the bladder inside has failed. Don't know where to find them there, but you might start by calling people that work on well water systems. The right guy will be happy to have you haul one away.

I wouldn't have posted so many photos, but Cutter wants to see the dogs. Have fun.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:16 PM
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We get our tank heads from Texas. The ends are domed, not flat. I don't know if they are spun or stamped, but they have a 1/2 hole in the center. We use 10" up to 48".

I can find out the vendor next week.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:24 PM
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Just job. Great idea!,,

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Old 01-04-2013, 07:41 PM
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Hey Fabber:

Are those pressure tanks galvanized?
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:25 PM
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Try Baker Tank Head. We used them when I worked at Vactor on our debris bodies. The large ones we used were 91" in diameter. They are in Ft Worth.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:39 AM
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Hey Fabber:

Are those pressure tanks galvanized?
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Some older ones are. The newer ones I've seen aren't.

Depending on the pipe size, the ends of an expired propane tank may fit the purpose as well. Make sure to get all the gas out first - fill with water...?
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Hey Rolfsi, Cam is right. Modern tanks generally have a rubber bladder inside that holds the water and air pressure fills the rest of the tank. That way there's no need for coating the inside. Outsides are probably powder coated or epoxy painted to guard against corrosion.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:16 AM
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Hey Rolfsi, Cam is right. Modern tanks generally have a rubber bladder inside that holds the water and air pressure fills the rest of the tank. That way there's no need for coating the inside. Outsides are probably powder coated or epoxy painted to guard against corrosion.
Thanks fellas. I have been wanting to build one for a long time. You guys just gave me some great ideas. I am glad we all have this forum to share thoughts and ideas from people with more experience than me.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:18 AM
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Try Baker Tank Head. We used them when I worked at Vactor on our debris bodies. The large ones we used were 91" in diameter. They are in Ft Worth.
Thanks. I talked to them and they do sell to the public. But wow those things are high. $143 each for 24"x1/4". I'm thinking plan b is in order. :-)
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