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Posted: 01/02/19 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

is the tank Aluminum or steel, Aluminum doesn't rust
weld and be done


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Posted: 01/03/19 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have welded a number of air tanks that had developed leaks. Unless it is an ASME coded tank, you would be surprised on how thin some of them are, especially small tanks. I have even converted hot water tanks into air tanks. Hot water tanks have a working pressure of 150, and burst pressure of 300 psi. I only used the non-glass lined ones.


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Took the coach in today to have it 'fixed'. Technician spent time going over the coach from stem to stern. Found several air hoses with leaks, one pretty large. Tightened up all fittings and replaced four hoses. No pin hole in air tank, leak was at the fitting. Total cost was $700 but the coach is 100% now. I repaired the door seal myself and it's not leaking either. I'm a happy camper again.....thanks to everyone who responded to my posting. You guys are tops with suggestions and ideas....Dennis


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Posted: 01/11/19 02:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great news! Thanks for the follow up.

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Executive wrote:

Took the coach in today to have it 'fixed'. Technician spent time going over the coach from stem to stern. Found several air hoses with leaks, one pretty large. Tightened up all fittings and replaced four hoses. No pin hole in air tank, leak was at the fitting. Total cost was $700 but the coach is 100% now. I repaired the door seal myself and it's not leaking either. I'm a happy camper again.....thanks to everyone who responded to my posting. You guys are tops with suggestions and ideas....Dennis


Glad you got everything fixed. The number of problems suggests that the system has been deteriorating over time. Everyone with air brakes should perform a pre-trip inspection regularily which will identify problems early before they become a potential safety issue. Truckers do one every day (or are supposed to). I have attached a link to a pre-trip I adapted for an RV from the standard commercial vehicle one.

http://www.visualsc.com/air_brakes.pdf


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Alright! A lot more peace of mind now to boot.

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For anyone dealing with an air leak, a child's hearing can hear them much better than an adult.

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