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Old 08-26-2007, 10:43 PM   #15
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I like the idea of polishing the tanks and ditching the cover. Do you have to polish the tanks when they're new and never seen any propane? I imagine when the tank is empty, there's still residual gas that could pose a hazard. I'm not familiar with polishing the tanks, but I'm sure it involves more than hand polishing.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:56 PM   #16
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I like the idea of polishing the tanks and ditching the cover. Do you have to polish the tanks when they're new and never seen any propane? I imagine when the tank is empty, there's still residual gas that could pose a hazard. I'm not familiar with polishing the tanks, but I'm sure it involves more than hand polishing.
It took me a couple of hours per tank to polish. I first sanded with very fine wet paper (440 and 600) to remove the marks they have from forming and to remove the splatter from the weld ing. I then used the stuff they sell at Lowes to polish diamond plated work boxes. It was all done by hand. I built a holder out of scrap plywood and some carpet to hold them while I polished. Picture one is a tank in the stand, pictuire two is one done and one the way it arrived at my house. I bought the tanks at VTS.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:46 AM   #17
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Those look great. That's exactly the look that I had in mind.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:58 AM   #18
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They really do look great. I would have never believed that they could be brought to such a high polish by hand. It looks as though a many step mechanical process had to be used. Good info.
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Hi,
I have two #40lbs tanks aluminum vertical, (used to be horizontal but someone that did not know what they where doing replaced valves with vertical style opd , prior to us purchasing them) . I need to sell them to have some money to purchase horizontal tanks. If you are interested let me know, I am in Texas and would ship them to you. Thanks,
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Have they EVER had propane in them? If so you cannot ship them. I have the same problem in trying to sell my 30# tanks.
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I have two #40lbs tanks aluminum vertical, (used to be horizontal but someone that did not know what they where doing replaced valves with vertical style opd , prior to us purchasing them) . I need to sell them to have some money to purchase horizontal tanks. If you are interested let me know, I am in Texas and would ship them to you. Thanks,
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what are you asking for them, might be worth the drive if they are priced right.
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