Converting an old water heater tank to air pressure.
Posted by Delta on May 27, 2003 at 23:08:52:
Hello, I replaced my 20 year old 40G gas water heater. The old one was not leaking, I just wanted something more efficient. I would like to use the old tank as a pressure tank for a compressor I am building. I have the pump which is currently attached to a 10 gallon tank but would like to upgrade to a 40 gallon tank. An old water heater tank seems like it will work. I removed the outer jacket and insulation from the steel tank. I would be pumping air into this tank to a maximum pressure of 110 PSI. Since a T&P valve is rated higher that that, I figured that my project would work. Do you have any thoughts or suggestions on my idea?