Introduction: Propane Tank to Air Storage
Since my air compressor is only 2 Gallons, and im to cheep to buy a bigger one, i converted an old propane tank into a air tank.
BUILD AT YOUR OWN RISK!
COMPRESSED AIR IS VERY DANGEROUS AND SO IS PROPANE
NOT MY FAULT IF YOU BLOW YOURSELF UP
Step 1: Parts
This is my first instructable and writing is not my strongest subject.
Sorry for the bad/lack of pictures, i built this in under 10 minutes and only though about making an instructable after i was half done.
The parts i used were:
- 3/4" to 1/2" adapter
- 2, 1/2" male to male adapter
- 1/2" shutoff valve
- 1/2" T (this is only 1/2" because Rona didn't have 1/4" T's)
- 2, 1/2" to 1/4" adapter
- 100 PSI pressure gauge (can be higher but i didn't want to buy a 200 PSI gauge since im not going to be using this over 100 PSI)
- 1/4" air male adapter disconnect
Step 2: Putting It Together Step 1
Install 3/4" to 1/2" adaptor
Step 3: Putting It Together Step 2
Install 1/2" male to male adaptor
Step 4: Putting It Together Step 3
Install 1/2" shutoff valve
Step 5: Putting It Together Step 4
Install other 1/2" male to male adaptor
Step 6: Putting It Together Step 5
Install 1/2" T
Step 7: Putting It Together Step 6
Install 2 1/2" to 1/4" adapters on T
Step 8: Putting It Together Step 7
Install air hose disconnect
Step 9: Putting It Together Step 8
Install PSI gauge
Step 10: Fill/Pressure Test
I recommend that you pressure test your tank first but since i only have a compressor that goes up to 100 PSI and the tank will never be filled more than 95-100 PSI i kinda skipped the pressure testing.
Step 11: Conclusion
I made this tank to expand my 2 gallon air compressor to about 6 (4+Gallons in a 20LB tank) Im not taking this tank with me anywhere nor am i using it as a air pig. With that in mind i think it turned out pretty good. The tank was laying around at the farm and i needed a bigger compressor but i didn't want to drop $200 on a big compressor. I spent $40 on this, $20 for the air hose and adapters (It was a kit), $10 for the gauge,and $10 for the pipe's.I gave it a very quick paint job with some spray paint to cover up the rust and its ready to use.
Thanks for reading sorry if what i wrote made no sense or was jumbled up.
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