Air tank

Submitted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 22:51
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Hi all, read in earlier post about 18 l air tanks from K-mart. Has anyone mounted one on a GU, would it be of any advantage?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:00

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:00
They are a very large tank physically in diameter which is the issue as I see it. I held back on buying one for this reason.

Im still going to go to the truck wreckers for a $40-50 tank that I can pick the size and shape myself with pressure relief valve!.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:59

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 07:59
Try an Izuzu truck wrecker. I have thought about it myself and I notice that the IZuzu trucks around the 2-5 tonne have about three tanks one of which is smaller diameter than most.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:37

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:37
but would an izuzu work on a nissaN AND WOULD YOU WANT TO CROSS BREED lololol
STEVE
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Reply By: old-plodder - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:14

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:14
Do these tanks have to be certified or approved in some way?
I was wondering about using an older (but still in good condition) propane/butane gas (camping gas) tank that has not been recertified after 10 years?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 10:01

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 10:01
Well if it caused injury and wasnt in test, I could see it being costly...

for $40-50 at the wreckers is it worth the hassles?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 16:15

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 16:15
Nah, compressed air at 100psi is not required to be tested as far as I know.
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Follow Up By: Glenn D - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:17

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 17:17
Just make sure you put a pressure relief valve in the tank and you wont have to worry about failure.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:39

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:39
I have one of these air tanks and as Truckster says, they are way too big to mount on a vehicle. OK as a portable supply of air. Takes a "charge" of about 120psi (max).

I'm a lazy bugger and can't be buggered connecting up "Big Red" at home to check tyre pressures, etc. Just charge the portable up from the 240 volt air compressor in the shed and take this out to the vehicle. Works for me.

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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 09:33

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 09:33
I was looking at buying a second hand Water/pressure fire extunguisher for the bus but I gat put off by a fireman saying they needed 350psi. I thought that was a lot of pressure.

Another reason I did not get one was it was no good for elec fires or oil.

BUT could be handy carrying air in if they do indeed take that sort of pressure. They have some on ebay (20 of) and are located at Tile Importers in Melbourne Vic. If there of use to any one id be happy to drop by and pick them up.

9 Kilo they are so there not too small. I just thought Id mention it as its consistant with the thread.
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 09:35

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 09:35
Oh, on ebay ther $7.00 each.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 11:44

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 11:44
can you post a link???

Item #, and/or sellers' userID ??

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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 14:54

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 14:54
Ring the bloke direct, I just rang him and he still has some.

Philip (03) 9562 7181.
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Follow Up By: ColinD - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 15:57

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 15:57
As with the propane/butane tanks discussed above the biggest problem I see is the lack of a water drain. Why bother modifying other potential tanks when s/h truck tanks with in/out, relief and drains are so cheap, come in a large range of sizes and are actually made for the job?
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Reply By: Member - Miles (Vic) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 22:09

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 22:09
Thanks a heap for the help, will canvass a few wreckers, a little bit of cross breeding wont hurt, mongrols' are always hardier anyway ;-)
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