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Overflow tank - think it'll shatter??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cederholm, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


    Hey all,

    I have/found an old glass dixie cup dispenser that I'm considering using as a coolent overflow tank. It looks like a 2.5 foot scientific test tube. The glass is pretty thick since it was made before the world got cheap but it's not pyrex.

    Think it will shatter from the hot coolent?

  2. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    probably not..but the first time you dink it with a wrench working on something else it might.

    or if its really cold out one day and for some strange reason your radiator pukes out real hot coolant it might
  3. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,202


    Try boiling water in it first? But stand back.
  4. I wouldn't worry as much about the temperature as much as vibrations, or thinks hitting it. It should be OK if mounted carefully

  5. special-k
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 45


    I wouldn't worry about it. Reneault used glass overflow bottles for years. Looked like a big mason jar in there.
  6. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


    Thanks guys - I've had this thing for 20 years wondering what to do with it. You're right - I'll break it on install lol.

    btw - it's going in a closed hood car

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