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Old 12-11-2008, 08:38 PM   #21
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I Have only been a small part in the Ethanol idustry. I come in and blast the water tanks. They dont have the money to install the correct liners the tanks they build. Fagen has no intrest in making the plant last they build them as fast as they can. The normal spec is one year. Chem Cromick alkyd. With a top coat of an alkyd enamel.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:33 PM   #22
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Benny,
I read your reply earlier and I posted a half page report. I guess that it did not go through after I got caught up on contractor chat. I have been to the SSPC conventions I have had NACE on my jobs. I have a person that is very smart and he is a colledge kid that I would like to get out of blasting and be better than I am. He has worked for me for three years. I want him to use his brain not his brawn. Can you help him? He is currently at Mankato state. My company will pay for a better education
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Sure. Give me a call anytime. If he is willing to learn, I can teach him. My cell is listed down in my signature.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:34 PM   #24
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I have installed a many liners mostly Tnemec's series 61. I have not in ethanol plants it seems they want to get them up and running with little thought to high performance coating or long term corrosion control. I would like to know what plant you are going to be at. I have worked at most all them on the Minnesota Iowa border. I am not going to let out the name of my tank builder, the man that owns that company is my bread and butter. The last plant I work at was in lawler Ia. I think the name of the plant was united homeland energy. The manly Terminal that I mentioned earlier was the brain child of the man that owns the Iowa northern railway and the president of LBT trucking. If you have went to the site and found the construction pics you can see one 36' by 120' ground tank and two 77' by 30' s. I coated this facility. The piping has yet to be done. I have bunch of questions for you and I also have some info that may make the next project your on easier.
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The plant that I am consulting for is Allied Energy Corp. in Alabama. As far as the tank builder, I am a coatings consultant and Inspector, not a coatings contractor. I gave that up 12 year ago. Less headaches. I have worked with HMT, American Tank a Vessel, Advanced Tank, and Fisher Tank. Give me a call anytime or you can reach me by e-mail at painter213@aol.com
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the Manly terminal left a bad taste in my mouth for HMT. The guy I had was new to having his own crew. I am way north of you. I just got done with a big job for me any ways in Winona MN. had to hire subs it cost me my fortune. I have to start over again at least this time I will know how to do it.
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the Manly terminal left a bad taste in my mouth for HMT. The guy I had was new to having his own crew. I am way north of you. I just got done with a big job for me any ways in Winona MN. had to hire subs it cost me my fortune. I have to start over again at least this time I will know how to do it.
I used to work as a subs for the similar job, would you hire me?
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In the last couple of weeks I have blasted a 450 s.f. stone wall, a 140 s.f. brick interior, six 18 wheeler cab frames, a large wall on a turn pike bridge, a 19 ft boat bottom, a 1932 ford sedan delivery, 250 steel parts from a fabricator and a few other things in the shop I can't remember. ALL with my surface tek pot and an Airman 185. I have made tremedous cash for a one man show like me.

Lots of us are doing quite well with a 185 set up. Painter has just said that a 450 would do ok for starting out. What would you recomend when you get serious? Maybe a 10,000 cfm? Not All of us work as an employee for a large company that gives us huge equipment and unlimited media supply. !300 lbs an hour? That's all I can even carry in my Tacoma at one time. Book knollege is not always in step with the real world.

A used compressor is a gamble and a new 450 costs about $40,000. A new 185 is about $11,000. Don't scare newer guys in to thinking that they can't be productive. If it takes three hours to blast somthing who cares. When you are done you go home with the cash just the same. One good large job a day is all most of can hope for anyway. I don't need to finish a bridge and then still have five track hoes to blast that day.
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