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Overly Cleaning Service

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I found a little 3.3 blower for $20 and I thought about making a 14-16hp unit. The biggest hang-up is finding an aluminum waste tank. I have found some aluminum fuel tanks for boats that I thought might work with some welding and modifications. I was also concerned if they would be thick enough to hold up.

Any ideas on where to find a waste tank?
 

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I grew up in your neck of the woods, junk yards are plentiful in Marion and Citrus county. Have a look around and see what you find. Also look at holding tanks for boats. There was a junk yard in Hernando off 486 on the left before Croft Rd. They had tons of tanks for various things. I don't know if they are still there.
 

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Contact @Steam It. i believe he has some waste tanks for sale. I bought a trex from him really nice guy to deal with.
 

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I have 2 Prochem legends, 1 steamway mastermatic , 1 steamway powermatic and 1 Hydramaster 4.7 cds waste tanks. Also have hose reels (both vacuum and solution)' various exhaust heat exchangers and pumps. I'm Located in Daphne Alabama, about 30 minutes west of Pensacola. Might be worth a drive. Call or text (251-391-5569)..
 

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I have a 100 gallon White Magic aluminum waste tank $200
and a 110 gallon Butler aluminum waste tank $300
 
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55gal steel drum will collapse. It must be reinforced. Think of a soda can. You can stand on it without it collapsing. But any ding, dent, or ribs. It will fail. Been there tried that. You can put a relief on it sure. But then you lose all your vacuum. It will be as weak as a single 2 stage porty to keep from flattening the drum. Air compressor tank will work heavier guage steel. Designed for pressure (outward).
 

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True Air pressure tank are always strong my application I am using 2 8.1 parallel and one stack of 2 domel low amp motor in series parallel to 8.1. strong suction till 175 ish feet.
Definitely I hear some air going in from vaccum release valve but so far it did good job.
 
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True Air pressure tank are always strong my application I am using 2 8.1 parallel and one stack of 2 domel low amp motor in series parallel to 8.1. strong suction till 175 ish feet.
Definitely I hear some air going in from vaccum release valve but so far it did good job.
This is what mine did under 2 3 stage vacs. 1st one caved it a lil. The second flattened it as soon as i flipped the switch. I had another barrel that i left a hole open and it still dented it before flipping second switch. If your useing electric try a sump basin others have used them with succes. Homedepot sells them. Pretty inexpensive. Just need to make your own reinforced lid. @Jim Davisson made one.
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This is what mine did under 2 3 stage vacs. 1st one caved it a lil. The second flattened it as soon as i flipped the switch. I had another barrel that i left a hole open and it still dented it before flipping second switch. If your useing electric try a sump basin others have used them with succes. Homedepot sells them. Pretty inexpensive. Just need to make your own reinforced lid. @Jim Davisson made one. View attachment 83065
2 8.4s turn 55 gallon drums into pop cans lol I've done the same experiment
 
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Ed Weaver

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I did the drum thing a few years ago. It did ok but I had about $150 in it with all the welding needed for bracing and fittings plus it would only hold about 35-40 gallons before it flooded the blower.