Bus Conversions dot Com Bulletin Board
December 21, 2014, 04:45:51 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This BB is intended for the sole purpose of sharing conversion and bus related information among visitors to our web site. These rules must be followed in order for us to continue this free exchange of info. No bad mouthing of any business or individual is permitted. Absolutely no items for sale are to be posted, except in the Spare Tire board. Interested in placing a classified or web ad, please contact our advertising dept. at 714-903-1784 or e-mail to: info@busconversions.com.

   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Where to get tank fittings spin-welded  (Read 681 times)
cjm
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 16




Ignore
« on: July 23, 2012, 08:02:18 PM »

I live near Raleigh, NC.  I have looked, called, begged, pleaded, and tried to bribe anyone and everyone around here connected with tanks or RVs trying to get some fittings spin-welded onto my new tanks.  I can't find anyone to do it.  Can anyone help me?  TIA, John
Logged
buswarrior
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3571


'75 MC8 8V71 HT740




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 08:12:14 PM »

A vendor who sells tanks can't install fittings into tanks?Huh

Get on the google and try this:  plastic tanks raleigh NC

You are after an industrial supplier, not the @#$&^#* recreational vehicle related amateurs.

You want a full line tank vendor, chemical/industrial/agricultural are some more key words to try in google.

happy coaching!
buswarrior



Logged

Frozen North, Greater Toronto Area
luvrbus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13128




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 05:45:37 PM »

The fitting are not hard to find, a plastic fab shop equipped to spin weld is a different story I found out as most don't have equipment to spin a fitting at 20,000 + rpm

I can do a 1/2 inch fitting with a router after that it is a no go for me


good luck
Logged

Life is short drink the good wine first
robertglines1
steam nut
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4064





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 06:17:12 PM »

Put in poly tanks Raleigh N.C.   in search. several listings.  I found one here in Ind 5 miles from my house I did not know about. custom made tanks less than shipping cost would have been over internet.   Bob
Logged

Bob@Judy  98 XLE prevost with 3 slides --Home done---last one! SW INdiana
Len Silva
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4086


Angle Parked in a Parallel Universe


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 06:33:01 PM »

http://www.epcmfg.com/silercity.html

Just from a quick search, I know nothing about them.
Logged


Hand Made Gifts

Ignorance is only bliss to the ignorant.
cjm
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 16




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 12:49:46 PM »

Thanks to all.  I had already tried calling the plastic fabricators and tank people in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, and Winston Salem.  The tank people all used compression fittings.  One had the spin-weld fittings AND the tools to install them but no one who knew how to do it!  I will try the Siler City company.  Thanks again, John
Logged
John316
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3309

MCI 1995 DL3, DD S60, Allison B500.




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 01:45:34 PM »

We didn't have our spun on. A tank manufacturer in our area (1.5 hours away) did it for us. He took the fittings, drilled the right size hole, then welded it. Worked very well for us....

http://bit.ly/PyhMFg
Logged

MCI 1995 DL3. DD S60 with a Allison B500.
Oonrahnjay
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1638





Ignore
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 01:55:30 PM »

(snip) 1  I will try the Siler City company.  Thanks again, John 
   

     Please let the other NC-olinians know about your experience with them.  Thx,  BH
Logged

Bruce H; Wallace (near Wilmington) NC
1976 Daimler (British) Double-Decker Bus; 34' long
6-cyl, 4-stroke, Leyland O-680 engine

(New Email -- brucebearnc@ (theGoogle gmail place) .com)
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!