[EMS Discuss] Anyone have an old propane tank they don't want?

Greg Norman EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Sep 26 18:16:40 PDT 2013


Stopped by Bring Rrecycling. They had two steel tanks, one was marked as compression tank. Probably for plumbing service in a closed circuit chiller system. One said $50. Bring is often overpriced in my opinion. They were a good size, 4 feet tall and slightly more than a foot in diameter. I tapped on them and they seemed not robust enough. I suspect a good vacuum would crush them. Could they be reinforced?  Or could we make our own tank with a scrap of steel pipe from Coyote Steel? I'll volunteer my expert two weeks of welding experience!

And no one would probably ever need it but I also saw a dewar flask 3 to 4 gallons. In case we ever need some liquid nitrogen. Junk yard heaven.

Greg


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Also a good idea!  There is a metal scrapper just a few blocks from here.  I'll check them out tomorrow before calling
Bring.

> I would check scrap yards etc.  I have a project on a back burner to use
> these tanks as the ballast tank for a submersible ROV, please post back
> with observations and results!
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> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
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>> I was thinking of calling some local propane places and telling thing what
>> I am doing to see if they have older tanks they wouldn't mind getting rid
>> of.  Plus those guys would likely be able to remove the valves for us too.
>>  Let me know if you end up doing this so we don't duplicate efforts.
>>
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>> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM, <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>>> Does anyone have an old propane tank that never got upgraded to the new
>>> valve system, or is otherwise not useful to you?
>>>
>>> I want to try removing the valve and re-purposing the tank.  If you have
>>> a 40-pounder, it could conceivably become
>>> part of the vacuum former's vacuum reservoir.
>>>
>>> -Darrell
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