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    ..newbie welder question,have project and been thinking about modifying a 20 gallon air compressor tank from useing a electrical driven motor to a gasoline drivenn pump and need to make some welds on the air compressor tank for a platform for the gas engine.Is this okay to safely weld ? Any suggestions/advice or ideas as always appreciated-TIA

  • #2
    If at all possible, only weld on the existing mounting hardware. You must be certified on pressure vessel welding to weld on the tank. The welds could weaken the tank and cause a tank rupture. It goes without saying that this could ruin your day.
    Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)
    The Next Loud Noise You Hear Is Me!

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    • #3
      Ditto Arbo,(and Thor, his junkyard dog). I am bonded and certified for this type of work, and to be honest with you , the amount of paperwork needed to comply to codes is amazing.
      I find it cheaper to condemn and scrap pressure tanks, than to repair and recertify. This being said, I know of many 'User modified' units in the field, the big question here is , who is responsible for the unit when it fails? Better to find a compressor
      set the way you need it.
      work safe, always wear your safety glasses.


      Edward Heimbach

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      • #4
        see Commandment #1 at www.awisco.com/ten.html and then apply the probable results to all tanks.
        All tanks are rockets and most of us are not rocket scientists.
        John

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        • #5
          Hey John, I love that 'Ten Commandments' I'm gonna print it and frame it and hang it in the shop.
          work safe, always wear your safety glasses.


          Edward Heimbach

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