1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Home Built Bumpers Make Great Emergency Air Tanks
For years I have been building bumpers from 6-in. pipe or square tubing. I use them as emergency air tanks. Works great when you need air in the field or if you get a flat on the road. I weld airtight plates onto the ends and tap an air valve into the pipe with a quick coupler for an air hose. The welding must be done well and you can't overfill the pipe since air pressure can exert tremendous pressure on the joints. (Pat Kennedy, Rt. 2, Box 204, Bellevue, Texas 76228)
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