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Onboard Air Tank Size

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cricket, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    I've searched through the onboard air archives. The one item that is not mentioned consistently is tank size and a convenient place to pick one up.

    The tech article uses a 2.5 gal tank at 150 max psi. What size/psi are you guys using and where did you find your tanks.
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have a 2.5 gallon tank i bought from sun-performance. I t gets the job done just fine if you are using a blow gub or impact gun for short durations. I am in the process of building a rear tube bumper which will be sealed and double as an air tank as well and i figure it will hold another 5 gallons or so. My current tank is mounted on the inside passenger frame rail about under the rear passenger seat foot area.
     
  3. FWP

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    I'm running a 2 gallon tank, york 210. 95 psi on- 120 off. Too small IMO. The compressor cycles too much for my likeing. I don't have room for any higher capacity, so I deal with it. Put in the biggest volume you can safely fit somewhere. BTW, I made my own tank to fit inside the frame rail. My .02
     
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    how much does like a 2-3 gallon tank run??
     
  5. tomseviltwin

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    Ebay, you can get polished stainless steel even :pimp:
     
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    I run an 8 gallon tank on my York OBA system.
    I can run air tools and reseat tire beads fairly easy.
    Compressor still cycles- just not as often as other's systems.
    I used an $18 portable air tank from Home Depot.
    It comes with a gauge and a pop off valve as well.
    I have a 1" body lift which allowed me to mount it to the frame
    above my rear axle.
     
  8. down4thakrown

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    whats the measure ments on that? that sounds like a good deal. :laugh:
     
  9. Muddytazz

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    I'm running 2 tanks under my burb, 8 gallons each
     
  10. cbbr

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    I used an old compressor tank. 6 gals I think. Mounted it under the hood - drivers side. Just move the washer fluid res. forward. I run air tools with no problem off of the York.

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  11. mudnmyvayne

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    I snagged mine from the local Big-Rig wrecking yard. $10 IIRC
    They have many different sizes.
     
  12. txfiremank5

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    We just changed over to a different self contained breathing apparatus in my FD. I'm going to try and get one of the old SCBA bottles and use it for a portable air tank. I think it holds roughly 80 cubic feet of air, at 4500 psi. That's a lot of air, but nothing like having the compressor & tank. More than likely I'll get a comp w/ tank, but will probably still carry the scba bottle as well.

    I almost got a bottle the other day, but the pile I looked through all had holes drilled in them to keep anyone from using them. :mad: There are still a butt load of good ones around, I just need to get my hands on one before they meet the same fate. The nice things is, they also have the backets for the old scba'a laying in a pile too.

    When I need to fill it up, I'll just take it by one of the stations that re-fills our bottles, and do it myself.
     
  13. original balzer

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    5 gallon also from a big rig wreaking yard for $5. its about 15" long and 10" around (i think im trying to remember) it fit under the hood in front of the dr side fender sorta standing on end behind the headlight. i dont have it installed anymore since my compressor died.

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  14. muscle

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    Heres my setup. still finishing it off with some wiring, etc. Tank is 2.5 gal.

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