Aluminum Tank |

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Everyone needs a tank some times. Often the tanks available just don't fit one's needs. |

The aluminum sheet for this tank was .090. I believe the aluminum is 3033. |

First step is to determine
the dimension of the tank. Let's say the tank is 5 inch diameter by 7
inches tall.
The round top and bottom will be 5" diameter circle of course less about 1/8". 4 7/8. The smaller circle allows a gap in the corner to weld. This will allow you to grind the weld smooth. The side is rolled from a square piece which is 7 inches by the circumference. Circumference = the Diameter x Pie. Pie is 3.1416 5 x 3.1416 = 15.7 So the side is cut 15.7" x 7" Simple enough. |