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    R22 Tank Rupture

    Brand new tank of R22. Had screw in bottom of box that ruptured tank. Nothing I could do about it...

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    That happened in the truck? or when you took it to site, and the screw punctured from setting it down?

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    I guess the engineers figured out just how thin they could make the tanks and still hold the refrigerant. I am sure you will now remember that the cardboard box is now considered part of the containment vessel.

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    Took it out of truck and set it on ground and thar she blowed. Don't think they make these tanks like they used too.... The metal is paper thin.

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    That's an expensive mistake!

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    Tanks are not that thin! Took a lot or one huge hit or drop to dent the tank that much.
    If you really know how it works, you have an execellent chance of fixin' er up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayr View Post
    Tanks are not that thin! Took a lot or one huge hit or drop to dent the tank that much.
    I have to agree, as that looks like a bb gun strike. Did the escaping ref loose the paint on tank?

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    You can see the screw in the bottom of the box I the last picture.

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    Took it out and set it on the ground. And no I didn't body slam it like hulk hogan or shoot it with anything. I have seen these things take all kinds of abuse before. Never thought it cold rupture that easily. Maybe it's just like everything else these days. High dollar cheap ass Chinese made crap!

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    You should have turned it up side down. You would have only lost vapor..........................
    It's All about Heat.............................to a degree

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    I dont think you went hulkster on it! LOL! Maybe the screw and damage was in it from the supply house, they have sheet metal screws too. I know you didn't shoot it, just agreed with the last reply, it looked like quite a hit, even aluminum, would take a good hit to make that damage. (hulkamania!) .......runnig wild!!!!

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    Guess with the weight of the tank being full on top of the screw just a bump was all that was needed. Granted I didn't set it down soft with tender loving care but I didn't lay the smack down on it either.

    And I did feel like ripping my shirt off afterwards and yelling

    xxSUCK ITxx

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    That sucks, but the damage was probably done at the supply house, and you unloading it at site, was the straw the broke the camels back... still sucks, esp if you paid for it!!

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