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Bought a Tank - Got Questions

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by Subseven, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,298

    Ya the 10 gal melter is missing a bit, mainly 3 wheels, the handle, and the deck behind it to hold the propane tank. Just look on google for a 10 gal melter and you will see how they are made. Hopefully you are good with metal and welding. Best of luck.
  2. Subseven

    Subseven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    I am new to metal and welding, but have done a lot of it over the past few weeks. Just built a nice 14K trailer. Still got a few more things to add to it. Caught myself on fire a few times grinding. Pat it out...keep on going. Got bit by the angle grinder once on top of the knuckle and also by a rogue carriage bolt on the bench grinder. I will never build a trailer again....I think. :)

    Here are some pics of all the junk out of the tank and also the trailer I am about to finish up.





  3. Subseven

    Subseven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Just painted the tank. Need to remake lid. I have my eye on another setup I might buy if I can sell this setup. Gonna list it in the classifieds now.

  4. Subseven

    Subseven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    The Hydraulic Agitation is hooked up and running awesome. The setup we are using (especially that hydraulic pump) is a little overkill....lol. Also putting new rubber scrapers on the agitator paddles inside the tank. Will post pics tomorrow.
  5. Subseven

    Subseven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Ran into a speed bump. Installed it all. When the engine is hooked to the pump...what little resistance the drive gives slows the engine down a hair...just enough not to start. Take the chain off...and it starts right up. The pump turns easily and provides very little...but what seems to be enough resistance to make the engine not want to start. Like it's not turning over (hand pulled recoil) fast enough or something.

    Any ideas besides clutching? It's a #50 chain on a Tractor supply X-Series collar. I was thinking a smaller sprocket on the engine maybe. But the seem hard to find. I believe the hole on the weld on #50 sprocket is 1 7/8".

    Still needs some cleaning up and painting.




  6. Subseven

    Subseven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    I will swap out the sprockets/collars today. Seems my bud did the sprockets backwards because he didn't have clearance under the pump shaft for the bigger one. I will make clearance. That smaller sprocket should be on the engine hands down.
  7. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891


    Smaller sprocket on the engine, bigger on the pump.

    You probably want around a 1:4 ratio engine to pump for it to work.

    Also be careful because you have it set up what looks like 1:1 and the pump does not need to spin that fast. It will put extra stress on it if you rev the engine up high,

    You dont want too much extra power at the paddles. You want them to stall the pump if there is an obstruction.

    Ive made the mistake in the past and had a load that the sand settled out on. I fired up the pump and chewed teeth off motors, blew lines, you name it.
  8. Subseven

    Subseven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Yeah. I am running an 18 and a 22 now. I will see how big I can go on the pump. It's getting hard to find sprockets locally.
  9. Subseven

    Subseven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Got a 10 tooth just need a collar to weld it to. I put the 22 on the bottom. Hopefully that will do it.
  10. mmdenterprises

    mmdenterprises LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    i much for a similar decal like yours on your tank?

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