200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Gunhippie
I picked this up recently:

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And sold it. Not locally, of course, as nothing is local around here. So I have to ship it.

The tank is 29" tall at the pressure guage and 10" dia. It weighs about 15 lb.

I pondered this for a while, looking at all the various boxes we go through at the brewery. Nope seemed up to the task. On night, I thought "Sonotube"!

I scored some 12" ID Sonotube--a cylindrical cardboard concrete form for making pillars and such--and then had to figure out how to put ends on it.

Here's what I came up with.

Two squares of 1/2" plywood, cut to fit the OD of the Sonotube, drilled on the diagonals just outside the OD:

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I'm using T-nuts for the bottom:

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Then install four 3' pieces of  #10 X 24 All-thread using red Loctite and the Sonotube fits perfectly:

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I'll use some 1 1/2" rigid foam insulation to pad the bottom, cut to the ID of the 'tube:

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And wrap the tank in 1" of bubble wrap:

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With the foam disk in the bottom of the Sonotube, the tank fits nicely:

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To protect the gauge and valves, I work a heavy plastic bag down around the top and fill it with spray foam:

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Slip the top square of plywood over the All-thread, bolt it down and trim the ends:

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And it's ready for a cross-country trip:

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Now to shop around for the best shipping rate for his big package.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Gunhippie
Oops. I thought I was posting this in "Just Bull".
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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TwoCanoes
So, you have a master's degree in packaging?
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Gand28
And plenty of "free" shop supplies!
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mgmlvks
NICE work on packaging - depending on what things cost - might be worth considering Greyhound and/or Fastenal.  I know it is a trip down the hill, but may be worth it!  Fastenal ships store to store - pretty cost effective for heavy things like vises and such.
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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Gunhippie
TC: I do now! I actually ship a fair amount of stuff for the brewery. Most of that gets a crate built, but this seemed cheaper and easier.

Greg: I wish this was free! The plywood was salvage, but the rest of the parts ran me about $30. Sonotube of that size is about $4/foot. But all can be re-used.

Thanks for the suggestions, Mike. Reddaway picks up and delivers here about every day, so I'll check with them first.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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GCinSC
A bunch of my neighbors work for Sonoco. I’ll try to forward this to one for grins. 

innovate adapt overcome. 
Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
Mil-SpecOps #0308
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Nuiman
Nice pack job !   Was hopping to see a hollow wire lighting, its amazing how things were done back in the day. 
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Chucker
Very creative. Now you need something more challenging. 
Chuck
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Barrett
Clearly a purchase from Timm comes with the assurance of reduced Shipping Anxiety 🙂
Well done!
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Aspbear
Let us know the shipping cost, could be a good thing know.
G.B. Harp
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BSAGuy
TwoCanoes wrote:
So, you have a master's degree in packaging?


PhD!
- Courtenay
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Eel
Next time you do this, LOL, add eight nuts on the inside of the plywood caps to keep the assy from compressing.  Probably not an issue w Sonotube between, though.

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gpaguy
Anyone from the Postal service that handles that package will remember it. If it has to cross a border to another country . I'll bet it gets a lot of scrutiny at the border.


John
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Nomo reoil
gpaguy wrote:
Anyone from the Postal service that handles that package will remember it. If it has to cross a border to another country . I'll bet it gets a lot of scrutiny at the border.


Yes, but can they comprehend all the funny lines written on the end cap?  lol

Fettle today for a brighter tomorrow!
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zialantern
Wow, that tank must be worth a fortune for that effort.
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Gunhippie
I'll admit it: I suffer from shipper's anxiety. I worry at least as much as the recipient about whether the item arrives in good condition.

As for the value, it's at least 100 years old, and I don't think Knight Lighting products are all that common.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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zialantern
Roger that Timm. Great job 
  • Virgil - ICCC #1164  Coleman Blues 243's #129
  • Im a Wickie 2
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pagrey
That is really nice work, well done.
Paul
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