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ok i want to put make an air tank that will fit between the spare tire and the rear bumper on my 99s10 so i measured it out and i could but a 6" tube by 34" long. soo i did the math and it came out to be 6.62 gallons???? is that right? im a little rusty on my math so could the MATHWIZZ help me out here?



thanks a lot
scott

i did the math like if i had some 6" tubing with 1/8" wall, even though that is more than overkill. tks again
 

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stinkynathan said:
V = ð(r^2)h

sooo...

V = (3.14)(36)(34)

V = 3843.36 cubic inches

since 1 cubic inch is 0.004329 gallons

V = 3843.36(0.004329)

V = 16.63790544 gallons
Your math is off..He's talking 6" Diameter, not Radius... Therefore it would have a Radius of 3" so:

V = (3.14)(9)(34)
V = 960.84 cubic inches
V = 4.16 Gallons

Which sounds about right since Air Ride's new tanks are 7" in diameter and 34" long and they are 5 gallons. Also, please remember that these calculations are based on 6" being the INNER diameter, as opposed to the 6" OUTER diameter I'm sure you are referring to...
 

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Also, when making your tank Altophobic remember to make the ends rounded and not just flat plate...There is a reason why all compressed air tanks are rounded and have no sharp edges...

I also recommend that you get your tank leak checked and pressure tested by a reliable testing facility. Just because you welded some steel together doesn't mean it will hold air properly.
 
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