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Old 07-11-2016, 10:24   #1
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Custom waste tank

I can provide a Solid works or other software drawing, who can build me a plastic custom waste tank?
I've tried and can't find a Ronco that will work
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I wish I could remember who , but I had one made to order on line cheap. At that time there were a few different companies. Did you google it? Mine was small, 8 gallon, 3 fittings and was about $100 total.
Here's one, put your dimensions and number of fittings in here: http://www.all-rite.com/custom-holding-and-water-tanks
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Re: Custom waste tank

Ronco will do custom tanks. All you need are the dimensions. Call their Customer Service folks, they will walk you through the process.

I had them fabricate one for me a few years ago. I gave them all the dimensions, including the size and location of fittings. They will mock-up a draft and go over it with you prior to confirming the order.
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Ronco will do custom tanks. All you need are the dimensions. Call their Customer Service folks, they will walk you through the process.

I had them fabricate one for me a few years ago. I gave them all the dimensions, including the size and location of fittings. They will mock-up a draft and go over it with you prior to confirming the order.

I did, they said as they are Rotomolded, they don't do custom, to do so would of course require a custom mold, so then of course you have tooling costs for a one off tank.
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I wish I could remember who , but I had one made to order on line cheap. At that time there were a few different companies. Did you google it? Mine was small, 8 gallon, 3 fittings and was about $100 total.
Here's one, put your dimensions and number of fittings in here: Custom RV Holding Tanks | RV Holding & Water Tanks - All-Rite

These guys look to be able to do the job.
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Try Joe Ledesma. He built one for me to fit an IP 38 a long time ago.

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I did, they said as they are Rotomolded, they don't do custom, to do so would of course require a custom mold, so then of course you have tooling costs for a one off tank.

That must be a relatively recent change. Our holding tank is from them, and is welded. (Relatively recent being 6 years.......) how time flies.


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Plastic? I really don't want to go with Aluminum. If I have to I guess I will and will try to coat the inside with Epoxy, that with freshwater flushing should make it last a long time, but I feel that a good PE or PP tank will outlast me.
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He is a plastic welding fabricator.

Aluminum, as IP has sufficiently proven, makes a crappy waste tank.
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Aluminum, as IP has sufficiently proven, makes a crappy waste tank.

I don't want an aluminum tank, but my boat turns 30 next year and has had the tank replaced once, in 2002.
I think an argument that a tank that can be easily replaced with a couple of hours work and lasts 15 yrs, isn't bad.
Just better is available, and I want better.

Now my water tank is a different story, it is I have heard a real project to replace. I hope to not find out.
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Re: Custom waste tank

I got quotes from Triple M plastics and one other for a pair of holding tanks 12 gal and about 20 gal. Both quotes were over $300 per tank.
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The IP in which that tank was replaced required major surgery just to access it (under the sole beneath the forward bunk). And it took much more than 2 hours to get the smell of waste out of the boat.
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I'm hoping that with shipping, I can get it done for $500, but I'll pay whatever I have to within reason.
Doing anything right seems to be expensive.
Of course the R&R I will do myself and I plan on adding a second 1.5" bung so I can add either a diaphragm pump or a macerator to pump out the tank myself.
Currently I can only empty the tank through the deck pump out, I have the option of bypassing the tank, but would prefer to also be able to empty it myself when out past three miles.
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The IP in which that tank was replaced required major surgery just to access it (under the sole beneath the forward bunk). And it took much more than 2 hours to get the smell of waste out of the boat.

Mine is under the port settee and the tank top is 18" X 18", access cover for the compartment the tank is in is I think 24" X 30". Tank is held in by four screws through mounting tabs, has two 1.5" bungs and one 5/8" bung. I really think I can get it out in an hour or less, and if I R&R the thing before it leaks, then no smell issue to deal with.
I really think here that preventative maintenance is called for, get it out before it leaks, and I think at 15 yrs old for the tank, that could be any day now.
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I can provide a Solid works or other software drawing, who can build me a plastic custom waste tank?
I've tried and can't find a Ronco that will work
Your best source is Triple M Plastics in Maine Triple M Plastic Products Inc They make top quality custom one-off welded plastic water, waste and even fuel tanks and the prices are reasonable.
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