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Old 08-03-2011, 09:39 AM   #11
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Re: Near disaster with TF tank!!!!

When the rear bolt broke, the front bolt held all the weight of the tank. After looking at the break (right at the root of the last thread) I'm going with the idea of a defective (counterfeit?) bolt.

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Old 08-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #12
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Re: Near disaster with TF tank!!!!

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When the rear bolt broke, the front bolt held all the weight of the tank. After looking at the break (right at the root of the last thread) I'm going with the idea of a defective (counterfeit?) bolt.

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Well, I just ordered new tank straps ($240) to replace the rusted ones, and includes new 7/16" hardware.... I'm going to hit the rest of the tank with POR-15 and hope it stays together.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #13
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Re: Near disaster with TF tank!!!!

My brackets were sized for 7/16" hardware, so that is what I used. I comfortable with the fix and believe it was probably a counterfeit bolt that broke.

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Re: Near disaster with TF tank!!!!

Should I post pictures of the brand new strap kit and hardware before I install it? (for general use I mean)

Glad you got yours sorted out.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:12 PM   #15
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:19 PM   #16
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OK, will post pix on weekend. I got a few PMs asking if TF gave me any static selling to me direct.

They've been nothing but 110% helpful, basically doing a manufacturing run of 1 for my straps, the cost was $250 ish, included hardware and also some of the fuel fittings.

However, I already own one of their products, so they may consider this product support. I can see them being wary of home builders (liability etc.)

My tank needs some serious POR-15 love. Hopefully that will hold it for a while, but at some point (10 years?!) it might need replacing. Would be interesting to see if they'll build a replacement. (they did quote the PO a replacement unit price.....)

They had all the drawings and they seem very precise and professional about their product. It took them about 3 weeks to make the straps.
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