View Full Version : Hey Doubleought! You still building park tanks???
February 22, 2001, 19:20
Well, I am about ready to parkerize my first project, an L1A1. This so happens to be my first fal project also.(mouse gun guy in previous life) Does anyone have a suggestion for something to park the barrel and reciever in? I have a stainless container large enough to do everything else but the long barrel has me stumped. I can't spend much more money, mama ain't griping yet but it could get that way if I'm not careful. Bound to be something I can use. Come on guys , throw me a bone here.
[ September 10, 2001: Message edited by: gary.jeter ]
February 22, 2001, 20:03
I spent about two months looking around restaurant supply houses for a suitable stainless pan but had no luck. I could have had one built or bought a ready made set up but I want to keep the costs down so that I can pass that on to our customers. I hit the jackpot today at an industrial type (No cars, trucks,etc) salvage yard!! I found a very nice stainless tank that is the perfect size with two 3KW heaters, one 3/4 KW heater, thermostats, switch box and it even has a built in drip tray and rack for $50.!!! The heaters and hardware are all stainless too.
Keep yer powder dry, Mac. http://www.shootiniron.com
February 22, 2001, 20:28
I got one from Doubleought.
Check his post at http://www.fnfal.com/forums/Forum2/HTML/001936.html
I dunno if he still has any.
February 22, 2001, 21:21
Some guys here were just heating up the park solution in a stainless pot. The got some PVC pipe and capped an end. They put the barrel in that and then poured the hot Park solution into it. A couple times like this was apparently enough to do a nice job.
February 22, 2001, 23:44
I too bought one of Double Oughts tanks, excellent workmanship and price.
February 22, 2001, 23:47
Dont know if you found one yet, but I had a nice one made up at a local shop for $45. After all the hunting w/no luck it was worth it just to get it fabricated. At least call around it may be worth it.
February 23, 2001, 01:50
Calling around to local sheet metal shops is a good suggestion. I don't have any tanks for sale right now except for a small tank for my own projects, and an 18 gauge beast-tub that I havn't decided what I want to do with yet. A friend and I are looking at opening a heating/AC shop. If that works out I'll be building tanks on a regular basis.
Thanks for the plug and the kind words guys!
February 23, 2001, 08:16
Thanks guys. I think I'll try the PVC idea. It looks to be the cheapest unless anyone has a reason it wouldn't work. Again, my thanks.
February 23, 2001, 09:16
I'll add my kudos to Doubleought's tanks! Excellent workmanship and service. We've put them to some "heavy duty" usage and no problems at all. Highly recommended and they're half the price of Brownells!
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February 23, 2001, 15:37
The problem with PVC is the melting tem pf PVC is lower than the required 180 degrees of the parkerizing solution. Try CPVC. You ought to be able to get a 2" diameter piece to drop the barrel in.
February 23, 2001, 19:14
BLOOD, thanks for that tip! I probably would not have thought about it till the pipe started wilting! 'preciate it.
September 10, 2001, 20:12
You still in the tank building biz?
Should I put this post in the FAQ?
sam i am
September 11, 2001, 03:50
If you decide to do a order, put me in for one.
September 11, 2001, 05:57
Hey Folks...! If you can be patient wait till Doubleought has the capabilities to build his tanks again. Man for half the price of Brownell's you get a well built/quality stainless tank. I'm patiently waiting. I plan on selling my three black iron tanks and replacing them with DO's tanks. I've parked two rifles with his tanks and they're GREAT! Talk about holding the heat.... On my last rifle my gas source ran out and I had to switch tanks. It took me several minutes and the tank only lost a degree in temp. Now if that had been a black iron tank the temp would have dropped like a rock.... RB
September 11, 2001, 07:12
Being both cheap and impatient. I cleaned out an old plastic flowerpot that the wife was not using. I sealed the drain holes with RTV. It's about 3 foot long by 6x9. Heated a couple of gallons of park solution in my SS stockpot to about 200F and then pored it over the barreled action siting in the flowerpot. Checking the temp at 15 minutes, the solution was still plenty hot for parking.
I have gotten wonderful results using this method. But I work on one rifle at a time and working out side I do not store the solution in the park tank, so at least for me a long SS park tank would offer no advantage over my flowerpot. For the hobbyist who only parks a gun or two a month. This method works great.
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