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air tank under the seats? good or bad idea???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I'm trying to find room for 2 5 gallon tanks or 1 8 gallon tank. i have alot of room under my seats since they are the poly race seats built on a cage platform. what are the odds of a tank exploding???
     
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    If you use a blow off valve on the tank the odds are probably 1 to a million for it to blow up. I wouldn´t worry about it.
     
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    Cant imagine it is any worse than a Gas tank behind the seat like some trucks had. I myself would like it mounted in the frame rail somewhere or in the back in a panel just for piece of mind. Be a tough way to get a vasectomy if you were the million to one winner!!!
     
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    personally...I'd mount it under the passanger... lol! If someone is gonna get an ass full in a 1-in-a-million tank accident, let it be the other guy. ;) :grin:

    j
     
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    ankarback 1/2 ton status

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    I have mine mounted on the sidepanel right behind the passenger seat :grin:. Seriosly, I´ve never heard of a exploding airtank in a car. It should start leaking in the airlines before the tank blows.
     
  6. 55Willy

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    sweet good enough for me.
     
  7. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    hey Jeremy, how have you been? haven't seen you on for a LONG time.
    take it easy.

    Steve
     
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    As a professinal sandblaster I have never seen an air tank "blow up". If an air tank does fail it will just split and hiss out the air. You would need some hardcore air perssure (way more than the tank would be rated for, or your compressor could make) to actually have the tank blow up.

    I sit next to a 150 gal air tank at 125psi for hours at a time at work and don't have any worries.:grin:
     

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