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Old 11-27-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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So I have a chance to pick up a 15 gal plastic conical with a stand for next to nothing. It says ace roto mold, us plastics on it. The only issue I have is I am not sure what it was previously used for. I know it was agricultural, its from my university. So how effectively can these be cleaned/decontaminated? If it were stainless I would have no problem, plastic scares me a bit.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:41 AM   #2
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I'd do some research and ask some questions to try and find out what was in it. If you can't find out, I'd pass on it, but that's just me. Good luck.

 
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:00 AM   #3
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As a farmer those plastic conicals are often used in mixing agricultural chemicals. If you can't be certain as to it previous life I would stay far away.

 
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:21 AM   #4
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Plastic absorbs. Only use a new one. They are cheap enough anyway (~$50 plus shipping).
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:50 AM   #5
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good advice, Ill ask around and see what I find out and if not pass on it. Hey maybe I can pick it up and use the stand with a new tank.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:19 AM   #6
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Plastic absorbs. Only use a new one. They are cheap enough anyway (~$50 plus shipping).
earthbound where can you find them for 50+ shipping??
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:16 PM   #7
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earthbound where can you find them for 50+ shipping??
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http://agrisupply.com/-gal-white-ind...34184/ss/tank/

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Old 11-29-2010, 12:14 AM   #8
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thanks for the info earthbound that is a good price
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:55 AM   #9
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Those are pretty sweet, and they have a store about 30 minutes from here! Do you use these? There isn't a ton of info on them, like what they are made of.
Stands are pretty expensive, but I imagine I can make something for that.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:46 PM   #10
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Those are pretty sweet, and they have a store about 30 minutes from here! Do you use these? There isn't a ton of info on them, like what they are made of.
Stands are pretty expensive, but I imagine I can make something for that.
I don't have the space for them yet.......

 
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