This tank was made with parts that where on hand a many many years ago. I had to take it apart because of a small leak and wanted to show how it was made.
Use an EMPTY propane tank. You don't want gas leaking out and causing an explosion. Also compressed air can be dangerous. I'm not sure what a propane tank is rated for but keeping the PSI at a reasonable amount should be OK.
Step 1: Whats Needed
- standard EMPTY BBQ propane tank with vale removed. Preferably newer then the one I used
- Air gauge 0-100 PSI (could go higher then 100)
- 1/4 female T
- 1/4 T male/female though female take off
- 1/4 male nipple
- 3/4 to 1/2 reducer
- 1/2 to 1/4 reducer
- 2 female air couplings
- pipe joint compound
- 5/8 wrench
- 11/16 wrecnh
- 3/4 wrench
- 3/8 to 1-1/4 adjustable wrench (1" wrench)
Step 2: Removing the Propane Tank Valve.
Step 3: 3/4 to 1/2 Reducer
Step 4: 1/2 to 1/4 Reducer
Step 5: 1/4 Male/femal Through Female Take Off
Step 6: Gauge
Step 7: 1/4 Male Nipple
Step 8: 1/4 Female T
Step 9: Air Couplings
Apply joint compound around threads of each one and screw and tighten them into both sides of the T
Use step 10 to fill the tank.
or just one on the side by the gauge and use step 11 to fill the tank.
Step 10: How to Fill It OP.1
- 2 1/4 male couplings
- 1/4 male ball valve.
Step 11: How to Fill It OP.2
- 1/4 male coupling
- 1/4 male ball valve
Step 12: Test for Leaks and Fill Up.
Look for any bubbling of the joint compound at the connections.
If there are not leaks then it is good to use.
Keeping the tank inline should help keep the pressure longer before the compressor cycles. Close the valve and release the coupling and you have a portable tank for airing tires, starting fires, and filling air cannons.