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I found a tank, need to make sure this is not galvanizing

 
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ProCharger



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30 13 7:01 am    Post subject: I found a tank, need to make sure this is not galvanizing Reply with quote

Sorry but these are the only pics I have and the tank is still 120 miles away as I didn't have room on the back of my truck to bring it home with me. Basically I am wanting to know if the silver looking parts which is under the outer paint is galvanizing. I don't think it is but I figured somebody on here would know better than I do. I was under the impression it's not galvanized due to the fact that it is rusting and the silver layer seems more like a paint coating than hot dipped. The tanks at my cousins shop and he owns a fence company and does a lot of work with galvanized parts and also said it wasn't galvanizing but I want to make sure if making a cooker. Tank looks real promising. 5'8"x3' It's very thick, I would imagine well over 1/4" by the weight but I will have to see about that when I break in. The dent was a biproduct of removal. The tank lived it's life as part of an industrial boiler heating a 200,000 square foot facility and this particular tank was water filled and was mounted roughly 12' in the air from the bar joists. I was doing demo at the time and to get it down we simply cut the supports and let it fall. The dent made the location for a firebox a no brainer. Thanks


Edit....removed pics...too large. Sorry


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30 13 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ProCharger, you dented your own tank? Shocked Laughing

It looks like paint in the pic. to me.

Can you have your cousin burn a small hole in it where the dent is? That will tell you for sure and maybe save you some hassle.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30 13 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesnt look like galv to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30 13 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ProCharger GF has the right idea...looks like paint from Pennsylvania, But it could be lined with galvanizing...a little hole with no white/yellow stuff coming out of it you should be good.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30 13 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesnt look like galv to me. Id put a hole in it and see what you come up with.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30 13 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Procharger , look's like an old D.A. Tank. Never seen one that was galvanized. Should be ok. Good find!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 01 13 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ProCharger, from what I see it is not galvanized. Your pics are to wide and will most likely be removed by SoEzzy. They need to be 640 x 480 or less.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01 13 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh i forgot all about the pic size rule. Since the debates already settled i will remove them. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01 13 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you do attempt to weld it you should see white fumes and white deposits on the weld.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02 13 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lennyk wrote:
if you do attempt to weld it you should see white fumes and white deposits on the weld.


This. Same thing if you put a torch to it. There will be a white, sometimes even greenish crust around the kerf.
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