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« on: July 11, 2007, 09:33:30 AM »

Do any of you guys know what this is from? I am thinking a bus or maybe a boat. It is 22 X 27 X 90 inches. I hope to cut it in half and use it for water and sewage. It looks to be magnetic stainless. Any ideas or thoughts? Thanks Tom Y
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 09:57:40 AM »

Tom,

I hope you are talking about grey water and black water.... not fresh water.

I would never use a tank of unknown origins for fresh water. That's a sure recipe for disaster.

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007, 10:55:00 AM »

Dallas

My 04 has a alu. fuel tank for fresh water.  Been in for about 12 years.

Guess i know what is wrong with me know. Just a little bit slow

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 11:49:59 AM »

Ned,
I'm not talking about a new, unused tank, but that looks like a previously occupied container.

Tanks that are built for one purpose are often used for something else, and unless the history is known, it would be better to not take a chance.

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007, 01:32:12 PM »

Dallas, Yes I was hoping to use half for fresh water. It had fuel in it. Maybe have it steamed clean?  Tom Y   
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007, 01:36:06 PM »

You could steam it twenty times and flush it twenty more, my wife would still say the water tastes funny Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007, 01:46:13 PM »

Tom, depending on what kind of fuel it had in it, it could have some really neat stuff infused into the metal.

Lead, organic acids, complex chemicals that I can't pronounce, let alone spell. It's just my own opinion but I wouldn't want to take a chance with myself or my family by using a tainted tank. I should know, I put enough weird and wonderful chemicals into my body as a young'n. It's a wonder I can still function well enough to walk and... and..... ummm, what were we talking about?

I worry about a lot of things I guess, one of which is my friends in the bus nut community. Even ones I haven't met yet.

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007, 01:51:07 PM »

These is no way I would let a friend use that for a fresh water tank, Some of my relatives, maybe!
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 09:43:09 AM »

With my big rig truck's sleeper, I had a aluminum 75 gal fuel tank that was for the water.  Worked OK except that it would react with the water and create little balls of calcium that would clog up the water pump screen (course that's what it's for).  I don't know if there was some sort of anode I could have run.  But always carried gallon jugs for my drinking water. Good Luck, TomC
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