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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2007, 01:02:21 PM »

Well,I used 2-45 gallon capacity titanium potable water tanks that were used on Boeing 727's.
Very light weight and work well for what they are used for potable water in my conversion.
I think the cost were around $150.00 each plus shipping.
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Smyrna,TN 37167
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2007, 09:36:40 PM »

roadrunner,
any pictures of your tanks.  the aerospace guys are just down the road from me.  I had never thought about passenger plane parts, but thats interesting to me.  Were the tanks round/ square.
My bus currently has aluminum tanks, but as suggested earlier, my black tank is suffering from years of use, and needs to be repaired or replaced. 

For those of interest, my bus is an old entertainer bus, and the sewer tank is plumbed out on the  passenger side with an dump switch next to the driver's seat.  I read online here that it was a possible use of the street drains when the buses were parked in just the right spot while in concert.
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007, 10:40:51 PM »

The 727 Potable water tanks are round smaller radius than a 55gallon drum.
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2007, 02:13:33 AM »

I read online here that it was a possible use of the street drains when the buses were parked in just the right spot while in concert.
Not to take this thread off topic, but dumping black tanks into storm drains is illegal.  Those drains empty directly into rivers, creeks or flood control channels without any treatment.
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2007, 08:04:08 PM »

I know its illegal, and I don't dump my tanks in such an manner.   

I had only heard stories, and its a little odd to have the dump valve under the bus on the passenger side, with a remote switch next to the driver. 
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2007, 09:07:28 PM »

I know its illegal, and I don't dump my tanks in such an manner.   

I had only heard stories, and its a little odd to have the dump valve under the bus on the passenger side, with a remote switch next to the driver. 

Remember a couple of years ago in Chicago??? The Dave Matthews Band bus had just such a switch. Seems the driver hit the aforementioned switch while crossing one of the Chicago River bridges. Wouldn't have made the news except for the sightseeing tour boat that had the unfortunate timing to be crossing under the bridge at that moment. Something rolled downhill that day.... Shocked


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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2007, 05:04:30 AM »

Entertainer coaches get serviced at the same dump station as regular passenger buses, with the dump valve on the passenger side. Having the switch at the driver location prevents accidental or deliberate dumping from the outlet location.
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2007, 10:17:43 AM »

I also have a dump on the right side, it works out good at some truck stops. I have one on the left side also for camp ground use. The right side has a double saftey switch so it can't be dump accidental.

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