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Old 09-23-2009
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what should i do with this air tank?

i got this from work a few months ago it was on a derik trailer, i had to chop up because it was deemed unsafe after one like it in texas choped someone in half anyway i pull the air tank of and brought it home and im woundering what i should do with it? im thinking onboard air? im woundering where i should mount it ill clean it up tommorow and paint it black

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blow it up
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seems like it would perfect for onboard air.
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How much psi is it rated for?

If its got a hydro stamp on it, that should have the psi rating as well as the last date checked.

If that tank is known to have issues blowing up, I would drill holes in it and sell it for scrap. Unless you're going to be using it for >300psi, and it was rated for 3000. Then you would probably be ok. But man, you would not want that pig to blow up in your box! There's a lot of shrapnel in something like that.
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How much psi is it rated for?

If its got a hydro stamp on it, that should have the psi rating as well as the last date checked.

If that tank is known to have issues blowing up, I would drill holes in it and sell it for scrap. Unless you're going to be using it for >300psi, and it was rated for 3000. Then you would probably be ok. But man, you would not want that pig to blow up in your box! There's a lot of shrapnel in something like that.
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Dont use it man. I've seen too many older tanks explode at just 90 psi... A new air tank from FleetPride is pretty cheap anyways.
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Turn it into a bbq grill that slides into your hitch.
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Fill it with propane and blow it up not alot just "enough".

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yes i do
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yeah x2 on the bbq grills hitch thing
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x3 bbq grill hitch
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yea bro you should blow it up before it blows up in the back of your truck
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why does everyone think its going to blow up? im not going to run 300 psi in it, it looks like crap in the pics but as far as the tank goes theres no rust on the outside what you are seeing is red paint over black paint covered in dust im going to pull everything off and have my cousin run his camra inside of it to see how bad it is internaly

he has one of these BK5500, Scope, Video Inspection
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if you're comfortable with it, go for it.

the tank doesn't look too bad to me, just dirty.
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I took it from the OP it was the Trailer that was unsafe , not the tank.
However , a BBQ grill off the hitch with the end of the tank facing the bumper would be my choice , whether the tank is in prime condition or not.
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ill have him run the camra on sunday when we work on my uncles P.O.S 02 dodge ram gotta figure out why its knockin does anyone know why dodge killed off the 5.9 magnum (gas motor) was it fuel economy, was it problem prone, or was it becasue they rereleased the hemi? or all 3
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Yeah I just reread the OP. I thought you meant you had to chop up the tank because it was deemed unsafe. I didn't realize you meant the trailer itself sorry.

Fill er up! If its a steel tank and not beat up (knicks in the actual metal are bad) then I can't see how its worse than any air pig. Or propane tank for that matter. I thought you were going to fill a tank that was bad with air.
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I took it from the OP it was the Trailer that was unsafe , not the tank.
However , a BBQ grill off the hitch with the end of the tank facing the bumper would be my choice , whether the tank is in prime condition or not.
correct the trailer had a folding derik on it the derik got stuck a guy climbed it and disconected a hydro hose and it folded up and cut him inhalf the trailer i got the tank off of was not the same one but was its twin i think the tank is too small to make a good grill besides ill take gas over charcoal any day
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Get some Big *** train horns
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besides ill take gas over charcoal any day
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why does everyone think its going to blow up? im not going to run 300 psi in it
i'm with you, at 100- 125 psi it would give a good pppppfffffffff! I have no knowledge to back it up, but it doesn't seem real scary to me for some reason.
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ive see a few go out on internationals but they just get a bunch of holes in them and leak are they are set around 150 psi
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I would say go find a 30Lb propane tank and convert it.
I did and it's great having like a 10 gallon tank on hand. Its fully portable too with the handle.


+1 for the grill idea.
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Make a grill. Thats so bada** I'm going to make one this weekend! Maybe I might post pics...
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yall can all go make your grills i think they would look awsome but im not lighting something on fire thats conected to my truck and if the hot coals fall out it will screw up paint and melt plastic im good i gotta little colman propane grill i take camping and a charbroil 2 burner propane grill i use at home
plus i dont have a hitch i may make a mailbox out of it that would be cool
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