Geeting ready to build a Smoker

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by randya, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I am getting ready to build a smoker from a T120 tank. Thinking of using part of the tank for the fire box to be able to mount on a 40"x49" trailer. Is there a good way to measure and mark the tank to cut it to help keep it sq when cutting in half?

    Thanks in advance,


    ps: I will post the progress as I get started. This is the tank I am going to use... ho yes, It is degased and ready to cut on... Safety first...
  2. que-ball

    que-ball Smoking Fanatic

    You should check out Unclebeef's thread on the build of his smoker from a 500 gallon propane tank. He gave a great step-by-step explanation, withlots of Q-view. I believe it's in the Wood Smoker forum.
  3. tonyc

    tonyc Newbie

    Hi Randy,

    I've seen pipe fitters etc cutting pipes and they used a straight edge of pliable material like vinyl flooring about 4" wide, and when wrapped around the pipe, or your tank and lined up will give a straight line to cut to. One edge of the material MUST be straight.

    Is that what you wanted to know?

  4. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks TonyC for that lead. I will do just that. Tim I will also look at Unclebeef's threads too.

    Will post pictures as I getstarted.

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