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the tank you described would not necessarily have to be disassembled. It
could be move by a house mover. I have observed this. It could easily be

Stan Scholl, P. E.

On Thu, 5 Oct 2000 16:11:14 -0400 "David Bejan Tehranchi"
<dbt(--nospam--at)> writes:
> I've worked on a foundation recently for an elevated water storage 
> tank that
> is being re-installed in a new location.
> Out here (Eastern Shore of the Cheasepeake Bay) it is common.  In my
> situation, the the tank in question was taken from one town which 
> needed a
> larger tank.  The contractor who bought the tank sold the tank to 
> another
> town.
> I assume the contractor is making money on the deal and the 
> purchasor is
> happy with the price.  Make your assessment from there.  I hope it 
> helps.
> David B. Tehranchi
> Davis, Bowen, Friedel, Inc.
> One Plaza East, Suite 200
> P.O. Box 93
> Salisbury, MD 21803-0093
> A pessimist says the glass is half empty,
> An optimist says the glass is half full,
> Ands the engineer says...
>     "It's a good thing I put half my
>      water in a redundant glass"
>                             ---Dilbert
> -----Original Message-----
> From: PEC - Lake City [mailto:pec(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 3:53 PM
> To: Seaint; StrucTX
> Subject: Relocating a Steel Tank
> Situation:  For tax purposes, a client needs to determine if some 
> existing
> welded steel tanks (say 30 feet in diameter or larger by 32 feet 
> high) has
> any value other than scrap metal if they have to be removed from 
> their
> current location.
> Is it at all practical to disassemble one of these tanks and 
> reassemble it
> elsewhere, especially considering labor costs, cleaning the tank, 
> inspecting
> the welds, etc. (The foundation wouldn't come in to play - both a 
> relocated
> and a new tank would require a new foundation).   I would think the 
> cost of
> relocating an existing tank would far exceed the cost of having a 
> new one
> installed.  Am I right?
> David Finley, P.E.

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