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Old 02-15-2010, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: PVC gas tank question. Please help

Tadd, definitely an interesting idea. I'm playing with ideas for alternate gas tanks as well, so I got on Google and here is a summary of the first three results.

1. One website (Chemical Resistance Chart - Jensen Inert Products) describes PVC's gasoline resistance as "good".

2. Another website shows where a guy did a 54-hour gasoline immersion test and decided the same thing (SpudTech Archive • View topic - PVC Pipe Gasoline Resistance Test).

3. Here is a Wiki question (Can PVC pipe be used to handle gasoline and will the regular glue used hold? - Yahoo! Answers), I don't have any idea what the qualifications of these people are, but they all seem to be in agreement.

I think the most definitive way to determine the gas resistance of a PVC tank would be to go for it - build it, keep an eye on it to ensure its safety, and then us how it went .
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