think this would hold pressure?

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by Coal Reaper, Nov 20, 2012.

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    moving on. thanks!
     
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    You would need to reinforce the ends with ribs at right angles to the end sheets like in a star pattern maybe, then a half inch rod down the middle just to be sure. But really need to find a PE to do some analysis for real, the cylinder walls may be kinda thin. Welding could be done with the right precautions, but pretty scary nonetheless. For that money a propane tank shouldn't be out of reach.
     
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    If nothing else get a couple propane tanks,they are most likely clean inside,you be able to weld fittings on them,like me I could not handle a big tank so I hooked up 4 smaller tanks in a loop,works great, and I used one for DHW with coil worked out good,this 2nd, year for me with this.
     
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    so what can i expect to pay for used propane tanks in the NJ area?
     
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    I am in maine so cant help in NJ. here I pay scrap price at .30 a pound for them at scrap yard. As long as they are good shape no inside rust if weld wash and blow out GOOD!
     

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