Moving tank ?

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  1. Viper

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    I'm going to move a 2m x 700 x 700 12mm tank with euro brace etc.
    300mm is going to overhang at the back of my bakkie.
    Will this be a problem ?
    Will pollestyrene under the tank be suffecient ?
    I don't want to crack the tank , so any advice will be appreciated .;)
     
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    Hi Viper. Polystyrene and a board under that will be fine. Just becareful not to hit any bumps too hard.
     
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    Thanks Mekaeel . ;)
     
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    You are going to have to be seriously careful, drive very slowly and literally crawl over any bumps, the thicker the wooden board you can get under the tank the better.
     
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    Thanks Viper ! ;)
     
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    viper can you not get a 2 meter long trailer?
     
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    a trailer bounces more than the bakkie would, even when loaded.
    a board 32mm or thicker, kitchen counter top type of thing, anything thinner would flex, ensure the board is supported over complete length, many times the bakkies' tailgate causes long objects to not be supported in the middle, watch out for this.

    maybe a hearse ('lyks wa')...
     
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    Viper I am with neo on this , dont use a trailer. I have a piece of postform 32 mm lying at my house in PTA..let me ask the tennants if its still there if you want to use it.

    Also tie the tank down as tight as possible to prevent bouncing
     
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    Agreed. Get some plywood and polystyrene. Like the guys said, crawl down the road. Don't forget some red material to hang on the back of the tank. People behind you might just misjudge the distance between them and you and slam into your tank.
     
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    I was thinking to use a thick board , but to get a 2m long one was difficult to get just for the transportation but on the end its the value of the tank that counts and I don't want the glass to crack or break !
    Frans , if you can ask them it would be great ! Thanks !;)
    Tanks for all the advice ! :thumbup:
     
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    You need a 2m plywood base anyway so might as well get one cut to size.
     
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    will do schalk, just sms your tel & I will let you know...it should be about 1,8 - 2 mtr 9offcut after re doing my kitchen
     
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    In my opinion,i would use scaffold boards under the tank.(make sure they are fairly level though)Then if there is space left on the bakkie i would place a sement bag or two just to weigh the bakie down so its less bouncy.Remember....THINK twice.....DO once!!!!!!!! Ill hold thumbs for you the move goes smooth and without any problems!
     
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    That's true ! I rather plan it thoroughly , than just do it and something goes wrong !;)
     
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    Well , after planning with my friends Martin and Riaan - everything went perfectly ! :)
    Except standing on the N1 highway after Stormvoel till after Atterburry for an hour while they are working on the bridge !
    Thought it will be a sunday afternoon drive ??? :(
    Well thats the new South Africa :( again !!
    Like I said everything went perfect , and I just want to thank Martin and Riaan and his brother and everybody else involved ! :thumbup:
     
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