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Posted: 12/11/2013 3:19:43 PM EST
I'm building a tank for the back of my deuce to haul 1500 gallons of water. I'm using baffle balls inside of it to take the slosh out and would like to have a little room to spare so I can set my water meter at 1500 and not have it full to the top.

The bed is 8'x12', but I'd like to keep it narrower, say 6'wide. We can run the full length. So how tall does the tank need to be.

And I already know what the rated load for a deuce is. I think it's too conservative and I'm not driving off road with it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:30:27 PM EST
a tank with a base of 6X12 will hold 540 gallons per foot
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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:34:13 PM EST
WAG-3'

About 7.5 gallons per cubic foot so if you want a 1600 gallon capacity tank you'll need about 213.3 cubic feet of volume. Divided by length, width, and remainder is your height.

Doesn't seem like the baffle ball things would eat up too much volume but you may want to factor those in. I had to google them and I am skeptical of how well they work.

I could be completely fucking wrong, don't spend any money or build anything based on these calculations. If you do, post pics
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:35:25 PM EST
Killdozer?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:35:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wookie1562:
WAG-3'

About 7.5 gallons per cubic foot so if you want a 1600 gallon capacity tank you'll need about 213.3 cubic feet of volume. Divided by length, width, and remainder is your height.

Doesn't seem like the baffle ball things would eat up too much volume but you may want to factor those in. I had to google them and I am skeptical of how well they work.

I could be completely fucking wrong, don't spend any money or build anything based on these calculations. If you do, post pics
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If he is building the tank himself, it would not be hard to add baffles.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:36:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:


If he is building the tank himself, it would not be hard to add baffles.
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If he is building the tank himself, it would not be hard to add baffles.

That's probably the best and most simple idea.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:37:32 PM EST
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http://www.1728.org/recttank.htm
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Cool. Thanks, that's a good resource.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:39:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wookie1562:

That's probably the best and most simple idea.
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If he is building the tank himself, it would not be hard to add baffles.

That's probably the best and most simple idea.


I already have the baffle balls in a 2k gallon tank. It's a reclaimed fuel tank and it's way too top heavy. I could build the baffles, but what the hell would I do with all these stupid plastic balls?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:40:28 PM EST
I thought you meant an actual TANK!

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:42:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By smithc6:
I thought you meant an actual TANK!

http://cdn.makeuptalk.com/0/0f/362x400px-0f82d21b_son-i-am-disappoint.jpg
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Fuck, I'll be lucky to build a waterproof box, let alone a bulletproof tank that moves under it's own power.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:43:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:


Fuck, I'll be lucky to build a waterproof box, let alone a bulletproof tank that moves under it's own power.
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By smithc6:
I thought you meant an actual TANK!

http://cdn.makeuptalk.com/0/0f/362x400px-0f82d21b_son-i-am-disappoint.jpg


Fuck, I'll be lucky to build a waterproof box, let alone a bulletproof tank that moves under it's own power.


Dude; if you can make wine and beer, you can build a tank!
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:45:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:


Fuck, I'll be lucky to build a waterproof box, let alone a bulletproof tank that moves under it's own power.
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By smithc6:
I thought you meant an actual TANK!

http://cdn.makeuptalk.com/0/0f/362x400px-0f82d21b_son-i-am-disappoint.jpg


Fuck, I'll be lucky to build a waterproof box, let alone a bulletproof tank that moves under it's own power.



I came here looking for a TANK too.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:46:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By smithc6:


Dude; if you can make wine and beer, you can build a tank!
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By smithc6:
I thought you meant an actual TANK!

http://cdn.makeuptalk.com/0/0f/362x400px-0f82d21b_son-i-am-disappoint.jpg


Fuck, I'll be lucky to build a waterproof box, let alone a bulletproof tank that moves under it's own power.


Dude; if you can make wine and beer, you can build a tank!


I can build it if I can get the blacksmith to do all the breaks for me so the bottom corners aren't welded.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:48:05 PM EST
You are reusing baffleballs that have been soaking in fuel, in a water tank?

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Originally Posted By stoner63a:
You are reusing baffleballs that have been soaking in fuel, in a water tank?

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No, they were new when I put them in the tank. The tank had set empty for 4 years, I burned it out, cleaned it and then put the balls in.

Sheesh, you act like I do stupid shit regularly.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:53:53 PM EST
I had to look up what baffle balls are. Does the entire volume of the tank have to be filled with those to work?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:56:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jrpett:
I had to look up what baffle balls are. Does the entire volume of the tank have to be filled with those to work?
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It's probably about 75% full of them. It makes a huge difference. I don't notice any slosh in the tank I have now.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:00:35 PM EST
0.133681 cf/gallon

*1500 gallons needs to be 200.52 cubic feet

6*12*x=200.52
72x=200.52

x=2.78 ft approx
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:03:36 PM EST
You do realize that the water alone will weigh 12,495 lbs, don't you?
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You do realize that the water alone will weigh 12,495 lbs, don't you?
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Yes, I don't care.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:09:16 PM EST
What material are you building the tank out of?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:13:35 PM EST
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Steel. Probably 10 gauge if it will work. I'll build a frame on the inside to support it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:18:07 PM EST
FORGET the baffle balls,

Put 2 V's on each side, offset from the ones on the other side, that causes the water to swirl against it's self, eliminating the SLOSH.

You lose NO interior volume, I've built many water tanks this way over the last 25 years of custom herbicide app. works GREAT
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