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myeates

posted on 6/7/08 at 09:59 PM Reply With Quote
Is it safe to drill a fuek tank

hi now i got my sva out the way i want to sort the fuel sender but want to fit a electronic one in the top of the tank as original escort one stopped working which was in the side.

is it safe to drill a hole in the tank (after its empty) for the new sender before i go and blow myself up?

Thanks

Mark

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Hammerhead

posted on 6/7/08 at 10:08 PM Reply With Quote
I think most people would suggest a hand drill. Electric ones can spark.

Be very careful.






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indykid

posted on 6/7/08 at 10:09 PM Reply With Quote
i'd flush the tank first or if you plan to use an electric drill so there's no fumes kicking about

using an air drill, you should be ok without so much flushing

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thomas4age

posted on 6/7/08 at 10:15 PM Reply With Quote
I fuilled it up with water before I drilled the holes in mine.

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aerosam

posted on 6/7/08 at 10:16 PM Reply With Quote
Might as well remove it and give it a real good flushing as you will have to flush it afterwards to get the swarf out afterwards anyway.

Top be really safe you could use an air drill and fill it with water i guess.

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liam.mccaffrey

posted on 7/7/08 at 12:09 AM Reply With Quote
if its is full of water and you use air tools no problem.

we drill in to full gasoline bulk storage tanks using air tools in work, industry accepted practice

disclaimer!! I obviously accept no liability if you do this. do so at your own risk

[Edited on 7/7/08 by liam.mccaffrey]





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Mr Whippy

posted on 7/7/08 at 02:42 AM Reply With Quote
I think a good new sharp drill bit and some engine oil would be worth using also as this would be be about the last job you'd want a red hot blunt drill bit grinding away






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thepest

posted on 7/7/08 at 06:26 AM Reply With Quote
there are a few ways to remove the fumes out of a tank, here are two that I know of:
1) fill tank with water to the brim, then just open the feed part and as the water trickles out put a flame over the top of the tank (where you filled in the water from) that way the fumes will burn at a very slow rate and the water coming out of the tank will take most of the shock of the burning fumes.
2) Use exhaust from an engine to feed into the top of the tank and it will exit through the feed of the tank. The exhaust is CO so it will replace any oxygen in the tank, fumes cannot burn if there is no oxygen. After you leave it running for a while (depending on the size of tank) it should be clear.

Either way you do it, always fill it up with water while you work on it.
Good luck and take care.

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myeates

posted on 7/7/08 at 09:18 AM Reply With Quote
thanks guys air drill sharp drill and lots of water it is. may end up taking out anyway

thanks very much guys

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