aluminum tank question

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Russ
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aluminum tank question

Post by Russ » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:28 pm

I'm thinking of making a prism tank out of aluminum. Does anyone know what thickness metal I should be using? Any help appriciated.

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Re: aluminum tank question

Post by hansgoudzwaard » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:14 am

I have not built one , but you should be able to find it in this link.

http://www.fournierenterprises.com/MetalQA.html#1

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Re: aluminum tank question

Post by Russ » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:06 pm

Good link. Thank you.

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Re: aluminum tank question

Post by Jeff L » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:58 pm

If it were me...I probably wouldnt be comfortable with much less than 1/8".It would be easier to weld on the petcock bungs Filler neck & mounting tabs.
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