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anyone use 6" PVC pipe as water storage tanks

Discussion in 'Camping & Outdoor Gear' started by slickrock, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. thelal

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  3. thelal

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    Kurt, oldies are the best! especially when looking at some extra overlanding options
     
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    A schrader valve drilled and screwed on top of pipe and one of these might take care of pressure?
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    before you decide on the tube diameter, figure out the weight of water cuz it'll be way up there and won't help the CoG while negotiating rough terrain... A 6" tube 6' long will be something like 250 or 300lbs when full of water I would guess. Adds up quick. Up there that would be felt I would think.
     
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    pi * 0.5 * 0.5 * 6 * 7.5 * 8.3 is approximately 293 lbs. It's amazing how heavy water is.
     
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    Huh - what math are you guys using??

    6" diameter, 6' long.

    pi * r^2 x length = volume (cylinder)

    pi * 3 * 3 * 6 * 12 = 2035 cu.inches

    2035 * 2.54 * 2.54 * 2.54 = 33360 cm^3 = 33.3 litres. 2.2lb to the kg (one litre of water is 1kg).

    So, 33.3 x 2.2 = 74 lbs of water. Are you guys calculating the weight of heavy water ? :)

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    You're right I used 0.5 ft as the radius instead of 0.25 ft.....

    pi * (0.25)^2 * 6 * 7.5 * 8.3 = 74 lbs.

    Still pretty heavy.
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    Pfff... real Mudders don't use PVC, we use thick-wall Stainless steel! That's why mine would be 250 lbs!

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    PVC Tube water tanks are a common accessory used in vehicles down here.

    Most are carried in roof racks, are around 6 feet long by 4 inches and carry only 15 liters of water (around 4 gallons).

    For that small amount, I'd MUCH rather carry an EPA safe container inside the vehicle. They aren't very hard to carry.

    Some of these tanks are pressurized using a Schrader valve, some have in-tank valves others use valved hoses. Either way, IMO, its not the best way to carry water on a vehicle.