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Old 28-02-2021, 06:06   #1
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Vinylester Potable Water Tanks??

I see vinylester coatings being sold as potable water tank linings.

I know it’s touted for its resistance to water in continuous submersion.

Has anyone used vinylester to make potable water tanks?

I’m looking at a pretty weird shape. Very tall and narrow. Saddle tanks to go by the daggerboard trunks.
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Re: Vinylester Potable Water Tanks??

Think of vinylester as being between polyester and epoxy in its properties of strength, permeability, etc. It should do just fine for your tanks, given that both polyester and epoxy would, but epoxy won't for you. Good luck with the project.
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Re: Vinylester Potable Water Tanks??

There is a vinylester resin specifically approved for potable water: I've built water tanks out of it.
It's called Dion Impact. Got it from Composites One. Had to add our own cobalt, and it's harder to bubble-pop (the bubbles seem to keep coming back, as though it's fermenting), but it's good stuff.
I'd be comfortable using normal vinylester, but this client needed the gov't-approved stuff.
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:01   #4
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There is a vinylester resin specifically approved for potable water: I've built water tanks out of it.
It's called Dion Impact. Got it from Composites One. Had to add our own cobalt, and it's harder to bubble-pop (the bubbles seem to keep coming back, as though it's fermenting), but it's good stuff.
I'd be comfortable using normal vinylester, but this client needed the gov't-approved stuff.
Cool! Thanks for the info, guys.

I was thinking how it might make an excellent water tank material if I canít find a suitable polyethylene tank. Add carbon filtration like I normally do anyway and it should be quite safe.
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Re: Vinylester Potable Water Tanks??

I'm making epoxy tanks using divynil (epoxy/foam/epoxy)sheets with epoxy resin & tape to seal corners.
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I'm making epoxy tanks using divynil (epoxy/foam/epoxy)sheets with epoxy resin & tape to seal corners.
Those are really nice looking! Great work.

Make sure you use at least one carbon filter inline so you donít end up like me.
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