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Bert
07-05-2011, 17:56
I might be able to get a 72 steel tank made in 81 asking $65 hydro/vis fill would cost $30-$40 total cost around $100 any thoughts is it a good deal?

scubajane
07-05-2011, 19:15
I'm not the smart one here.... a new tank costs about 150..... so you are willing to pay $100 for a 30 year old tank???? that may or may not pass hydro/vis???

Flatliner
07-05-2011, 19:48
Seems pretty steep to me...

Flatliner
07-05-2011, 22:26
Btw, my last craigslist tank was a 72 for $20 of about the same vintage.

Water Wolf
07-05-2011, 22:51
From everything I've read it would be a better investment to go with a new tank or at least a newer one. It may seem expensive short term but if your going to use it for years then that won't be a problem.

navyhmc
07-06-2011, 01:54
Most I'd go on a '81 steel is $40. especially if it needs a hydro and vis.

Lineman Larry
07-06-2011, 10:55
I finally had to put a steel 72 out of it's misery this spring.

It wasn't that it would not pass hydro. It would. It would even still get a plus rating on it.
The issue was the depth of the pits in the bottom of the tank got to the point that no amount of tumbling would not get it done anymore.

I am not sure I got my full use out of it. It was only manufactured in 1961. I thought 50 years was a little short myself...

Noob
07-06-2011, 11:23
IMO its not worth it. I'd buy a new one.

scubajane
07-06-2011, 18:37
I finally had to put a steel 72 out of it's misery this spring.

It wasn't that it would not pass hydro. It would. It would even still get a plus rating on it.
The issue was the depth of the pits in the bottom of the tank got to the point that no amount of tumbling would not get it done anymore.I am not sure I got my full use out of it. It was only manufactured in 1961. I thought 50 years was a little short myself...

You should have been more careful. No dropping the new tanks!!!!!:smilie39::smilie39::smilie39::smilie39: