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deadcarp    Posted 10-08-2003 at 17:40:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was fiddling around my boiler today and thought about this - my walls are 3/16" too, barrel is 1/4" but we added stiffener brackets on the big sides (4 by 4 ft) to keep them flat. in effect just pinned the barrel to the walls. do you think you'll need anything like that on your tank?


Willy-N    Posted 10-08-2003 at 18:10:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes I do. It is being done with the baffles welded to the sides every 2 ft along the sides and 2 1/2 ft on the ends. They are also welded to the bottom down the middle and each one going out to the sides 6 total. I have a stiffner around the top made out of 2 in angle iron 1/4 inch thick welded to the top of the sides and bolted to the top. I figured there is about 230 ft+ of welds and 52 ft is used on the end bulkheads, the rest on the baffles holding them in place and making the tank strong. Everything is double welded both sides where it meets other steel. This baby better hold together it looks like a egg carton! Mark


deadcarp    Posted 10-09-2003 at 06:51:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
heh heh - takes a heap of rod doesn't it? can't remember how many boxes we went thru, but just the iron/rod weighs 750 pounds - it's 7 years old and all lumpy with iron deposits inside now, but still don't leak a drop :)


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