I would think it would work very well if it is in good shape. There can be a fair amount of rust in them, particulary a horizontal, if the users were not diligent about draining the tank regularly. Otherwise, it should make an excellent platform to go from. I'm guessing 3/16" to 1/4" steel. Is it big enough is a question for you to decide. It will be a good sized tank, probably around 20" dia. x 4+ ft. long.
$30! I got an email into the guy. We'll see if he still has it.
Yes, I've seen the water that can form in the bottom of compressor on a daily basis. I used to work at a machine shop that had VERY large ones and would have to drain them daily. Good point about the rust.
20" in diameter is not big enough for me. I was hoping for something a little bigger. Hopefully he can email me the pictures i asked for.
I work for a compressor company and have been trying to get my hands on a "reject" item (which rarely happens around here) for the same purpose. In our large industrial models, some of the wall thicknesses are in the 3/8" arena; perfect for a long haul smoker.
Where are you located? If it doesn't work for you I might be able to use it.
I'm looking for one that size to use us my firebox. I've got a line out on a few of them off of Craigslist. I haven't back from any of them yet though. And As soon as I can find the charger for the camera I will take pictures of the tanks and trailer and I have for my project.
Well, I was looking at this on my blackberry's web browser. I couldn't tell the size of the tank. Now that I'm at an actual computer, I see the real size of it. I should have told him yes, I hesitated. The guy emailed me this morning though and said it was sold.