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Old 12-16-2010, 09:08 AM
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Super Sucker Tank help

So I scored my first big supplier which will equal over 100 gallons a month. I have this square steel transfer tank thtat holds 105 gallons. Do you guys think I can pull a vacuum on this tank without collapsing it? The tank is pretty much setup for it already with the ball valve and I just need to find the vacuum pump and the gauge. If I cant pull a vacuum on this tank then I am going to buy a small cheap trailer and mount it on there with a trash pump and that will be my source.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:03 PM
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I believe that every vacume tank that I have ever seen was round and also every pressure tank was round. By round I mean "diameter" like a LP tank. I think that anything else would not hold up.
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im inclined to agree. i would keep that nice tank you haev and find an old propane tank to stick on a trailer.
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thanks for replies. Im just going to strap this tank to a small trailer and buy a trash pump.
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have you taken a look at those monster gear pumps?
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have you taken a look at those monster gear pumps?
no idea what that is. Im looking for cheap and effective as I will go out to get grease 1 or 2 times a month at the most.
edit: ok just googled it and for 500$ it would not work for me. A trash pump is what I need since its gas driven.
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Don't waste time pumping, high speed self priming gear pumps

tubular031 has one and loves it. a few others here have one as well. i have no idea what they cost in comparison to a trash pump, or what kind of power they need - like if an inverter will work.
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If I was still having to pump oil to collect, i would not still be doing this. Way to messy.
Make a couple collection barrels like mine and set them out back of the place.
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If I was still having to pump oil to collect, i would not still be doing this. Way to messy.
Make a couple collection barrels like mine and set them out back of the place.
how do you get it out of collection barrels? I am going to have a small 105 gallon tank with trash pump to suck oil out. I dont see how it can get any cleaner then that? Is your truck 08 or 06? I thought you had an 06...I ask because there is a guy that came up to me today with an 05 6.0 that wants to convert.
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how do you get it out of collection barrels? I am going to have a small 105 gallon tank with trash pump to suck oil out. I dont see how it can get any cleaner then that? Is your truck 08 or 06? I thought you had an 06...I ask because there is a guy that came up to me today with an 05 6.0 that wants to convert.
Here.
Vegi oil collection barrel idea
I have a 2008 6.4 and a 2003 6.0

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