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bltefft
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Very interesting.  I wonder if taking the tank up to 7500 psi has any negative impact on the integrity of the tank?  I mean, does that lessen the life-span of the tank.  Maybe that’s why they only have a 15-yr life span – enough to do two hydro tests – one at 5 years of age and the second at 10 years of age – no third one, because the tank is “dead”.

I’d think a tank was more likely to fail the 2nd hydro.  Just wondering.

Bobby