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How Do I Pressure Test a Tank?

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Aug 18, 2006
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I'm just about finished welding my smoke tank and want to pressure test it. Does anyone have an idea for an inlet valve/ and gage setup? I was thinking of brazing an old schrader valve from a tire to a brass "T", screwing a low pressure gauge into the other side of the tee, then screwing the whole assembly into one of the 1/4" or 1/8" npt bungs on the tank. Is there a simpler way?

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