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Old 08-01-2008, 06:14 PM
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Super Sucker (work in progress)

Ok, Here is the start...

I picked of this bad boy today:

60 gallon compressor tank.

It is a little bigger than i planned. It needs to live in the bed of my truck under the bed cover. That gives my roughly 22 inches. My plan is to use the big 2" (I think it is 2") plug opening, elbow out to a 2" suction hose.

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1.) First of all, any tips on getting this plug out? I have drenched it in WD40, let is soak, then whacked it repeatedly with a mallot/pipe wrench. No dice.

2.) I may not have the room to orient the tank so that the plug (and 90 elbow) point down because of lack of head room. I will probably have to orient it with the hose coming out the side. What is the best way to design a poor-mans pickup tube inside that tank using that same 2" opening?

3.) I really don't have use for the legs or this motor mount. what are the chances I could cut these welds (below) off without buggering up the tank? I have a nice little air cutter/grinder. I am hoping to use it for this task.
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:43 PM
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and what is this for , or am i the only one that dont get it
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:45 PM
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heat that plug up with a torch.. its thread sealed in there and is tight to boot.. as for the legs you can cut them off with a zip disk and it wont hurt the tank any

what are you building??? is that going to be a inbed fuel tank???
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:57 PM
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Looks good. I've been thinking on this very thing. I was thinking about a 500 gallon propane tank. Only problem is the full weight factor. It will be permanently mounted on a trailer where my welder rides now. Are you going to use a refridgerator compressor, or just buy a vacuum pump? The problem is electricity. Inverter or 12V?
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I think this is going to be his waste oil tote. Hes gonna suck it in with some sort of high powered sucker.....

Maybe you could use Monica Lewinsky, I heard shes a powerful sucker!
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I think this is going to be his waste oil tote. Hes gonna suck it in with some sort of high powered sucker.....

Maybe you could use Monica Lewinsky, I heard shes a powerful sucker!
You might have to toss her a cigar every now and then.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:10 PM
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heat that plug up with a torch.. its thread sealed in there and is tight to boot.. as for the legs you can cut them off with a zip disk and it wont hurt the tank any

what are you building??? is that going to be a inbed fuel tank???
I think what he might be trying to say is to heat the metal AROUND the plug. The heat will make that metal expand allowing the plug more room for movement and loosening the thread sealant also. I've used this trick several times on different projects.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:31 PM
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ive heard of this before, drawing a vacuum to suck up the wast oil, but i think it was used w/ a air compressor, not a vacuum pump, not sure how that works, drawing a vacuum w/ air pressure, anybody??
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:35 PM
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you would have to prssureize the container the oil is in to push it into the container in the truck. Not that easy, IMO
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I think what he might be trying to say is to heat the metal AROUND the plug. The heat will make that metal expand allowing the plug more room for movement and loosening the thread sealant also. I've used this trick several times on different projects.
you got it ... just like heating a manifold to get the stud out.. I'm not use to having to explain in detail Im more use to doing it rather then explaining ...lol
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