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by Horsley-Anarak
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I can remove your brass tank ends for you.
Replies: 9
Views: 3664

I have removed petrol station underground tanks in the past.

We had them degassed before we cut them up.

It is the petrol vapour that creates an explosive mix with air. No vapour no bang.

H-A
by Horsley-Anarak
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I can remove your brass tank ends for you.
Replies: 9
Views: 3664

With my Karcher on full heat (150c) and max detergent, it only takes a few seconds thirty at most.

H-A
by Horsley-Anarak
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I can remove your brass tank ends for you.
Replies: 9
Views: 3664

I can remove your brass tank ends for you.

I can remove your tank ends for you. If anyone wants their brass tanks taken apart, I am prepared to do this. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of gas the whole process for 1 tank should take about 10 mins. You can either pop round to Surrey, or post your tank (include return postage). ...
by Horsley-Anarak
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Dented tanks wanted.
Replies: 0
Views: 1737

Dented tanks wanted.

Dented brass fuel tanks. I want to mend some more tanks, and refine the process. I plan to make some press tooling to re-press the ends so am looking for more tanks to work on. If you just want your ends removed, I can do this for you, either bring your tank to surrey or post it to me, including ret...
by Horsley-Anarak
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reasons?
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

In a disposable world I get a simple reassurance from simple technology that works. Also I am drawn to design icons, I am sure you would agree that the humble Seagull is a design icon. I also own a 50 year old Land Rover series 1, if that won't start you can soon find out why it won't. The Land Rove...
by Horsley-Anarak
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: EF Featherweight
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

EF Featherweight

Have just bought an EF Featherweight on Ebay.(EF 9 R7) When I went to pick it up the guy said did I want the cardboard box that it came in ? Does the R mean Refurbished/Recon ? and was it the 9th reconditioned that year. The box has Seagull stickers on it and a delivery date of 9/7/1987. There were ...
by Horsley-Anarak
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brass Tank end removal.
Replies: 11
Views: 5620

All finished now, I am quite pleased with the result.


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I will let the lacquer harden for a few weeks berofe I use it.

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Thanks

H-A
by Horsley-Anarak
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Horsley-Anarak is right
Replies: 9
Views: 3497

There is no technical reason for using lead-free solder, other than that it is easy to use, easy to get hold of and works well. If you were to ask your local plumber he would probably give you enough solder and flux to mend your tank. You never know he might even offer to solder it up for you. The m...
by Horsley-Anarak
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Horsley-Anarak is right
Replies: 9
Views: 3497

I use Lead-free because that is all I buy now. Most plumbers in the UK (who still use copper) use Lead-free solder, water bylaws say you must for potable water supply. It is readily available and it has a slightly higher melting point than lead solder. (You will be less likely to over heat your join...
by Horsley-Anarak
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Horsley-Anarak is right
Replies: 9
Views: 3497

Glad you had success. Have put mine back together now (dent free), I used soft solder so that future generations will have less trouble. Did think I should have scratched a date and initials inside as clock repairers do. With soft soldering make sure that you have the parts to be joined as clean as ...
by Horsley-Anarak
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brass Tank end removal.
Replies: 11
Views: 5620

If someone wants to send me a round tank to have a go at, that would be great.

I can't see that it wcould prove to be much of a problem.

I would video removal as last time.

Thanks

H-A
by Horsley-Anarak
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brass Tank end removal.
Replies: 11
Views: 5620

Here is the video that we took today, it is posted under British Seagull on Youtube. [/img]<object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gmyQMwxeXK8"> </param> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gmyQMwxeXK8" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" h...
by Horsley-Anarak
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brass Tank end removal.
Replies: 11
Views: 5620

Propane is a readily available gas, you dont need oxy, propane is fine on its own. It can give temps of 1990 degrees C. As long as you have a large enough burner you will produce plenty of heat. If you are trying to use a small plumbing type of torch, you will not get it all hot at the same time. Wi...
by Horsley-Anarak
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brass Tank end removal.
Replies: 11
Views: 5620

When I have taken 50 tanks apart I will let you know my success rate for that number. (Have taken apart many hundreds of soft solder joints, same process just less heat. You get the same thin molten line around the joint when it is hot enough). I will video the removal of the other end of the tank t...
by Horsley-Anarak
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Perpetual motion?
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Is this some sort of inner Clique Piss Take?

Please enlighten us underlings who understand dents and Brass (it appears that you perhaps don't?)

H-A