water storage tank

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 20:48
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Hi all,
I'm about to have made up a food grade polypropylene tank that will sit under the mid row seat in my GQ. Has anyone had experiences with a tank of this material before it starts getting made. ? I'm wondering if it's worth going to the extra cost of s/s ??
Suggestions/thoughts....
Thanks in advance.
Russell.
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 20:52

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 20:52
Have a look at this thread

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Follow Up By: datsuncredible - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 21:03

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 21:03
Thanks for the link Kev but the tank I'm getting made will be from 6mm sheet and platic welded together.
Sorry I should hve been more descriptive in my post.

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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 05:51

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 05:51
How much space is there under the seats of a GQ? there isn't much space under mine and the tank wouldn't be very big. Maybe behind the seats would be able to fit more in. Or in the rear boot area.

As for the material, sorry don't know.

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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 09:03

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 09:03
I have had two tanks made up from 6mm HDPE, one for my 80 series and one for my GU. Both of these were ~60L and designed to go behind my cargo barrier.

The reason I had them made up was to fit behind a drawer system with outlets in the right places. Not cheap if you have to pay for it - lucky work deals with HDPE welders all the time :)

If you can get a standard tank to fit (try a caravan parts supplier like Camec) it would work out much cheaper, but then would not be as indestructable as 6mm HDPE.

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Reply By: datsuncredible - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 22:03

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 22:03
Barnesy, I'm hoping the tank under the seat will give me around 55 litres, not that big I know but with a couple of 10 litre containers I should be OK. My back has had enough of loading the roof rack with 20 litre containers. I can't put one behind the seat as I still have the third row seat in...at the moment !!
Captain, I am also lucky enough to deal with plastic welders through work so it will only cost me a fraction of the cost. By the way what is HDPE exactly ?
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 23:35

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 23:35
H = high
D = density
P = Poly
E = Ethylene

Just one of many grades of plastic

PP = Polypropalene
LDPE = Low density Polyethylene

etc etc

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