[EMS Discuss] Anyone have an old propane tank they don't want?
Thu Sep 26 20:32:12 PDT 2013
I think the tag said $50.00. Everything I see at Bring is $50. I think they have discount day a couple times a month and I just spent my last of two 30% off coupons but I think you can get coupons somewhere. Might get one for donating a 10 cent piece of junk that they can try and sell for $50
They also have some hunks of steel for the lathe at 0.60 a pound. I got a few to practice on. Coyote Steel is 0.45 a pound for scrap but not many of the pieces there are round. Bring has round pieces that will fit the chuck nicely.
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Do you recall a price on the dewar? If reasonable, I've always wanted one. It is huge, however...
> 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.
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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
>> 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!
>> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM, <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>> 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.
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