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    Default Looking for 1000-1500 gallon fuel tank

    The condominium where I live in Sosua is considering the purchase of a 1000 or 1500 gallon fuel tank. Suggestions on a good source for used or new tanks will be appreciated.

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    Default The welder I used..............

    ...............to make gates, bars etc. made mine (smaller : 400 gallons) over 10 years ago and I have not had a problem.....................

    Just a thought for you to consider......

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    Good suggestion. Thanks

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    Ken, I can look areound here in Santiago if you wish.

    I am going out today (after a two-day bout with a cold), so i will keep my eyes peeled.

    HB

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    Default Combustible

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken
    .... source for... new tanks ...
    I had mine made at
    Manufactura Industrial
    Autopista Duarte, km 20

    Good welding, good price!

    For various reasons I recommend two or three smaller communicating tanks instead of one big one.
    My own design had slanted bottoms with 3" drain valves at their joint, outside (transparent hose type) level reading with shut off valves, breathers, outlet filter, etc.
    They are now 6 years old.
    (You can see them on page 2 on my HP.)

    m'frog

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    metal tanks are no longer legal in canada without a dike
    theres other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by 221
    ...metal tanks are no longer legal in canada...
    OK, but Sos˙a is in the DR.

    m'frog

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    Ken,

    Have you considered bladder type tanks like the type used in marine applications?

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    No. Don't know if they are available. Also, not sure how well they would hold up in the hot sun here. I had them on my boat, but below decks so well protected from the sun.

    Something to check on, but I suspect they will be more expensive here than a fabricated metal tank.

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