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How much pressure is going to be applied? Anyone going over 15 PSI has either got to be mad or both, the lid is rated to 15 PSI. Why go any higher? Anyone wanting to go higher should be looking at the new Fermenter King, but for the life of me I cannot see any reason to want to go to ridiculous pressures.I don't have a problem with you proposing an equipment modification but it seems ridiculous that we're still referring to it as a unitank when clearly it's not one off the shelf.
I'd also be hesitant to recommend pressurising a non-pressure-rated vessel with gas, especially without a PRV. People on here are happy to take advice on these things, and copy or follow other people's projects - it's up to you what you're comfortable proposing but I've seen enough failures of equipment in general that I personally wouldn't recommend going down this path. I say this being completely unqualified in the field, but think of the failure mechanisms and the result if it goes wrong and someone's standing or has their hand in the wrong place.
If high pressures were a worry to you I would be aiming my concerns at the spunding valve, that is what the folk rely on to reach the pressure they would like, if that stuffs up for whatever reason then there is cause for concern.