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Old 06-27-2017, 08:18 AM   #21
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"Duracast standard tank wall thickness is barely 1/4"...50% thinner than Ronco. You can order tanks with 3/8" walls from Duracast, but only for a huge upcharge in price."

The question is always "proper installation."

If the tank is supported outside as most mfg prefer , esp for an offshore boat , thick or thin , no difference.

If the tank is thick enough to stand alone , with no box or foam to stabilize it , just hold downs , that would be worth extra cost and shipping expense.
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Considering what the tank is holding, I will go for thick wall every time.
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Best is Use the top mounted dip tube. The bit remaining will not be noticed I built my own tank of Nytex and epoxy but I built in a floor depression that the dip tube sat into with about 1" clearance so almost empties 100%.

If you insist on using the bottom port then install a shut off valve. Failure to do so will result in you getting bitten when the pump fails and the tank is full.
Thanks. That's good advice.
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If the tank is thick enough to stand alone , with no box or foam to stabilize it , just hold downs , that would be worth extra cost and shipping expense.
Ronco tanks are. The wall thickness starts at close to 3/8" on their smallest tanks and increases as needed for larger tanks. The corners are double thick. They sell direct for VERY reasonable prices.
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Another thing to remember when you look at the tank drawings on the Ronco website is that you can turn them any way you need to. A low wide tank becomes a tall narrow tank when turned on it's side.
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