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Old 02-06-2008, 08:22 AM   #1
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Guy here local has a new aluminum 5 gal air tank he bought for his vehicle and never used. I emailed but haven't heard back yet. How much pressure will 5 gal hold? He wants 35 bucks for it, worth it? Here a crappy pic.

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If it is a commercial air tank, it should easily hold 150 psi+. Are you going to plumb into an on board air system, or were you planning on filling it and then using to fill tires independently?

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Plumbing it into an onboard air system.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Any paperwork to cerify the Max. Working Pressure? Also, all compressor tanks must have a pressure safety valve, does this tank?

Unless you have the paperwork or it has a data plate stating the pressure rating, you just might be buying a bomb. You only need to overpressurize it once to cause a catastophic failure. It might not be rated for 150psi.... maybe 5 psi. you won;t know unless you have the information.

I would not buy it unless it has paperwork or data plate that states the specs.
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