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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Loose Nut, Jul 8, 2006.
Got a yorker and need some tankage. any decent place's to get used or new ones?
I got a couple from a big rig salvage yard 10 and 15 bucks each
Used, you can often find broken air compressors at yard sales, Craigslist, etc.
New, $30 for a 5-gallon is about what you pay -- Sears, auto parts places, Harbor Freight.
You can buy one of those portable air tanks from Wal-Mart or other stores for about 25 bucks here,less when they are on sale..the semi-truck ones are smaller and easier to "hide" though..
I've used gas grill propane tanks with the air hose conversion kit you can buy at most hardware stores for 10 bucks...you can likely get an "outdated" propane tank free at most any landfill..ours is always overflowing with them,they recently passed a new law requiring them to have new updated valves in them,so thousands of perfectly good tanks had to be tossed out..
I have a set from a broken compressor. Now I need the york
I used the tank and pressure switch from an old junk compressor.
I think there is a real small 110 v. air compressor, blue in color, runs about 75 bucks everytime I see it. It's worth it for the pressure switch, pop off valve, air tank and regulator. I don't think you can buy all those pieces individually for that price. Throw in a seperator and your done. Otherwise I'd hit up the Jyard for a truck tanks. Lots of ports.
Here's the air tank I got.
Great tank, it's an OTR air brake system tank, electrocoated inside and out, then expoxy coated inside.
Way better then those chepo ones you see around like on eBay.
Here's a pic of it mounted up, I made my own custom brackets for it:
Did you hard mount that tank? Those tanks are good but are suceptible to cracking when hard mounted...
It's mounted on 3/4" thick rubber isolators, as recommended in the specification sheet.
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