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Sarrel
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 08 5:31 am    Post subject: Used AC Freon Tank Reply with quote

I need some advise...I have some free nonrefillable 134A AC freon 30lbs. tanks given to to I was wondering if I could use them as a firebox or will thet be too thin for this application Question

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 08 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: Used AC Freon Tank Reply with quote

Sarrel wrote:
I need some advise...I have some free nonrefillable 134A AC freon 30lbs. tanks given to to I was wondering if I could use them as a firebox or will thet be too thin for this application Question

Sarrel


Not sure about those specific tanks, but back when i was wrenching on diesels, the freon tanks were basically larger propane tanks, like those for a gas grill. Basically rolled sheet metal. But depending on your application, they may work. They may also be thicker, its been about 5 years since i have seen any.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 08 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: Used AC Freon Tank Reply with quote

bluesman250 wrote:
Sarrel wrote:
I need some advise...I have some free nonrefillable 134A AC freon 30lbs. tanks given to to I was wondering if I could use them as a firebox or will thet be too thin for this application Question

Sarrel


Not sure about those specific tanks, but back when i was wrenching on diesels, the freon tanks were basically larger propane tanks, like those for a gas grill. Basically rolled sheet metal. But depending on your application, they may work. They may also be thicker, its been about 5 years since i have seen any.


Thank you, Bluesman250
These are the tanks that we use at work when working on todays vehicle ac systems.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 08 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine that an empty one would weigh just a bit more then an empty 18 pound propane cylinder. If thats the case, its just rolled metal. a 30 pound tank if made of 1/4 inch steel or something similar, would be real heavy. All of the 134A tanks we used were rolled metal.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 08 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluesman250 wrote:
I would imagine that an empty one would weigh just a bit more then an empty 18 pound propane cylinder. If thats the case, its just rolled metal. a 30 pound tank if made of 1/4 inch steel or something similar, would be real heavy. All of the 134A tanks we used were rolled metal.


Good, So it would hold up enough for a firebox you think? Because my manager would like me to take them all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23 08 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarrel wrote:
bluesman250 wrote:
I would imagine that an empty one would weigh just a bit more then an empty 18 pound propane cylinder. If thats the case, its just rolled metal. a 30 pound tank if made of 1/4 inch steel or something similar, would be real heavy. All of the 134A tanks we used were rolled metal.


Good, So it would hold up enough for a firebox you think? Because my manager would like me to take them all.
Sarrel


I see no reason it would not. The east way to tell is to take them all, and purge and cut one open. With the high prices they pay for scrap, i would take them all anyway. Cut em open, and if they will not work, take them in to the scrapper!
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