Expanding Tank In The Cold?

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  1. Luffy

    Luffy Member
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    Afternoon lads,

    Got a busy day tomorrow so will need a full tank but as it was -7 here last night im wondering what will happen when the tank freezes tonight?

    Has anyone had their tank crack from the water expanding when it freezes?

    Cheers
    Luffy
     
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  2. David Taylor

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    Dont think minus 5 has the capability to get through van wall then tank wall to freeze 100`s of litres of water.

    If your worried I`d stick a oil heater in the van on a low setting.
     
  3. David Taylor

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    or minus 7 even (5 where i am)
     
  4. Luffy

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    my tank already froze last night, maybe not completely though
     
  5. rcproperty

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    they are good tanks, friend works out of a trailer and hes was kept in a un heater garage a few years back, frozen solid and lives to tell the tail!
     
  6. Luffy

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    ok cool (no pun intended) :)
     
  7. David Taylor

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    you`ll be sound, better if its vented or just take off the lid, liquid can escape then as it expands (if it does freeze solid ) i`d have thought your pump and other gear would be first hit though
     
  8. Luffy

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    Yep spot on, something has frozen up as it's not letting me push water through. Got the old electric heater out there now
     
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