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Re: [Shop-talk] a question on portable air tanks

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] a question on portable air tanks
From: "Randall" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:09:41 -0700
> Looking at the underside the 
> other day I noticed  " Discard after Mar 2007" stamped in the 
> metal. Are the manufacturers covering themselves against 
> abuse and neglect or do these things have a measurable 
> lifespan?

I believe they do have a lifespan, but it's not accurately measured in
months.  So the manufacturer is mostly CYA, by estimating the shortest
possible lifespan.

I still use a tank that is over 30 years old, kept under pressure and only
drained when I can feel it slosh.  Likely it's a risk, but then so is
walking out my front door every day, so ...

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