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DIY pressurized water tank update

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by daohaus, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. May 30, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    Broccoli

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    I made something very similar to yours, two something's to be specific, and so far after over a year using at least one of them regularly I can say they work awesome. For anyone going through the trouble of building a custom tank like these go as big as possible. Mine are 8-9 gallons each and I wish I had more.



     
  3. Jun 22, 2018 at 2:16 PM
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    It isn't metal and I don't see those exact dimensions, but this place could build something if anyone can.

    http://www.plastic-mart.com/category/34/rv-holding-tanks
     
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  4. Jun 22, 2018 at 2:27 PM
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    Get whatever size you want!! The price on these is great. I would check to see if the tanks are food grade..

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...prefix=northstar+s,aps,217&crid=2BFXU20UEA33T

    Probably ok but still good to check if you want to drink the H2O.

    I got the waterport. I don't need that much capacity. Just enough to water the dog after running in the heat and the waterport sure beats hauling around jugs - just for convenience.
     
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  5. Jun 22, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    Just took a quick look at their website. I can't find the height of tank that I'm looking for, so I'd probably have to get a quote on a custom one....wonder how much that would cost to set up the tooling and build a new one. They have a form to fill out, but I might call them first to see what the ballpark price is.
     
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  6. Jun 22, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    That's a good plan. Most people don't know but plastic can be welded. So they may do that instead of setting up the mold for it and doing custom extrusion. There is a Mennonite guy here in PA that does it and the prices for custom work are crazy cheap.
     
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  7. Jun 22, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    Just talked with Plastic-Mart. They don't have anything in the size (height) I'm looking for...

    Unfortunately, it costs $2,000 to $3,000 to set up a mold for a custom tank.... I think I'm going to need to look at another company or go custom s/s fabrication. :fingerscrossed:
     
  8. Jun 22, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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    As long as it holds up to banging around off-road, I wouldn't mind if it is welded... Do you have contact info for the Mennonite guy?

    I can also ask Plastic-Mart if they weld plastic...
     
  9. Jun 22, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    https://goo.gl/maps/gwaFw7hjeZC2

    Here is his info. I'd just search your area for plastic welding too. Shipping would add a significant cost for the size you are looking for.
     
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  10. Aug 12, 2018 at 12:31 AM
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    I've seen large flat bladder bags similar in shape to your notion. You'd need to pump it instead of pressurizing it though.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2018 at 5:24 AM
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    Just bought a rigid shop vac pump that is designed to pump out a shop vac. Wonder how that would work with another type of container? I think it would work great as long as I could getting the fitting to work
     
  12. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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    Before I got the Tacoma I had an SUV with not a lot of room in the back so we got a portable RinseKit Soft Sided pressure shower. You can fill from hose and it will pressurize it to hose pressure and then you can also add a pump to add more pressure as you use it and it even has a 12V heater stick to warm up the water as well. Holds 3 gal of water and works very well. We used to rinse off our dog when we're out training in the mucky water so she doesn't stink up the truck. Now that we have the truck, I might have to look into some of these options.

    Amazon Link - https://amzn.to/2A3fXPp

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  13. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    Where do you find those attachments for the track system to hold your shovels, jack, etc....? Sorry new Tacoma owner and still learning where to find all the cool stuff. Thanks.
     
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    For the shovel and the axe, I made the attachments myself--I followed a diy thread in here. Let me look for it.

    Jack attachment, I winged a bit, mirrored Hi-Lift's design (Loc Rac) so I could fit it under my cover. But to tell you the truth, with the amount of time I spent messing with that, it makes more sense to buy something pre-made (unfortunately it wasn't commercially available, lol).


    Edit. BTW, welcome to TacomaWorld!! I should have started with that, lol.
     
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  15. Oct 10, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    Here. Found this one, it's a great guide!
    DIY Hi-Lift and Tool Mounts

    And another thread with some more links and good info
    hi-lift/shovel mount - pics please


    Have fun!
     
  16. Oct 11, 2018 at 5:41 AM
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    THANKS for the info and the welcoming. Looking forward to tricking out my truck and so far I'm really enjoying it.
     
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