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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Old five gallon air tank still good?

It has been under pressure for about five years now. It was in the back of my grandfather's garage. I know my 15 gallon specifically tells me to drain after each use to prohibit rust from forming. Is the 5 gallon still any good then?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 01:15 PM
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Hard to say. It's not the pressure that causes problems. It's moisture in the air trapped inside along with plenty of O2 to facilitate rust. If there are any doubts I would drain the tank and have a look inside. If there's no rust you should be good to go.

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There should be a date stamped into the tank somewhere. Thats the date it should be scrqpped. Honestly they are cheap and not $$$ to replace with a new one.

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