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#1 tractor buddy OFFLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 08:18 PM

Does any one know if the hydro tank for the FEL needs to able to withstand preasure. I have about a 4" split on the side of the 2x4 tubing and I am going to weld it. do I need a vent hole ?

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 10:08 PM

BUDDY, The hyd tank does not hold any pressure, In fact, the fill plug is usually drilled to vent the tank, or it will have a breather up high on the tank.

That should answer your question, HOWEVER, you are opening up a whole can of worms when you talk about welding on said tank. Be advised that you will create a large amount of Volatile fumes when you weld the tank. The residual oil coating on the metal will boil off as volatile fumes, and will be explosive.

There are safe ways of doing this, and you should research this before attempting. Any good welding shop can advise on how to do it, If they will tell you. {liability issues}

PLEASE do your homework on this issue, One mistake here, and it's all over.

Best regards, George
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Posted June 12, 2011 - 06:21 AM

Good advise George gave you . Would it be possible to overlap the crack , say 1" or more all around with a patch ? Might be a safer way and if it was cracked from stress maybe keep it from happening again , Al
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Posted June 12, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Here is a pic of my problem

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Going to Harrisburg and Hershey for the
week . Will start again on Sat 18th

thanks again George and Al.
Always gooood to have friends around to keep me from blowing myself up.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 07:47 PM

Greetings, When I was a youngster, I saw a auto painter at my uncle's garage weld a motorcycle gas tank. He empted the tank, then poured, I wish I knew, into the tank and shook the tank for it seemed like too long, replacing the fluid at least once, then gas welded the tank. I'm thinking that could be done with a hydraulic tank, washing it first with solvent than the nonflamable.
Hope this helps, sorry I can't tell what he used to clear the tank.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 08:11 PM

I just googled: welding gas tanks, some who weld gas tanks use soapy water changing the water several times, than run compessed air through the tank until no smell of gas remains.
There are solvents that will not burn to clean the tank of hydraulic oil, than the soapy water. Maybe the soapy water alone.

Edited by valley ranch, August 11, 2011 - 08:23 PM.
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