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Old 07-24-2011, 07:24 AM
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Default Pasta Tin Gas Tank

When I found this copper Pasta tin at goodwill I thought it might make a cool tank so I brought it home and set to work seeing what I could do with it.

In my bits and bobs box, I found an old saddle-tap valve and short copper tube left over from an old ice maker tap line.

For the filler neck I found an old faucet spout fitting left over from our previous kitchen sink.

For the cap I used a wine bottle stopper if the other two were bits this was ones a bob, we had two and only need one so I added it to the parts from the box.

The stopper has a pressure release valve built in that can be open or closed. It works with a pump so you can pump the air out of an opened bottle to keep it form going to vinegar if you don't use it right away. This pressure release should work as the cap vent when pulled and seal it up when pushed in.

I drilled a hole for the valve and threaded it in the I drilled a starter hole for the filler neck and used tin snips to enlarge the drill hole to just under the size of the outside diameter of the fill neck. Then I created a lip around the fill neck opening by bending up the edge of he opening to give me something to thread into. Next I soldered the valve and filler neck in and lastly soldered the end cap on. I filled it with water and shook it turned upside down and let it sit for two hours no leaks.

I cut up an old leather belt that Lisa donated to the project to make straps for attaching the tank to the frame. (see attached build pictures)
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