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275 gallon oil tank build

post #1 of 18
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This question might have been answered already so I apologize. my 275 gallon oil tank I picked up, after I just cut it open, has about 3 - 4 inches of sludge in the bottom. will this burn out when I do the first clean out burn or should I scoop some of it out?

post #2 of 18
I would scoop out as much as u can, I had some but no where near that much
post #3 of 18

I would be really careful with that tank, no telling what TOXINS might be in there or what will be released when you put heat yo it. I know you allready have this tank but if you could find an old water tank you would be better off and a whole lot safer. A good smoker is bo good if you poision the meat that you smoke. I built one out of a 1000 gollon water tank that I pick up at a farm auction for $1.00 and it worked good except the cost of wood that it ate about 1/4 cord everytime I fired it up.

 

BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE TYPE OF TANK YOU USE.

 

 

FAT ZACK

post #4 of 18

It takes me a while to remember things but it was GRAY'S SUMMIT MO. back a few years ago that they had to close and condem the whole town because they sprayed used motor oil on the roads to keep the dust down. They found out to late that the roads were contaminated with DIOXON a cancer causing chemical, the dioxon came from the motor oil.

 

So like I said BE VERY careful with you use to build your smoker

 

FAT ZACK

post #5 of 18
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cleaned some of the sludge out of the bottom

post #6 of 18
I'd burn that really hot for a long time, and stand upwind.
post #7 of 18
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post #8 of 18
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been busy cleaning.. I might pick up some kitty liter to get the rest of the liquid out

post #9 of 18
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more cleaning

post #10 of 18
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more cleaning done

post #11 of 18
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I started working on this on Friday. I wanted to get a lot done on Saturday but it was so humid and hot that I past out within working on it 3 hours, I guess I didn't drink enough water. It was also hot and humid today but I got a lot of cleaning done with no passing out, drank enough water

post #12 of 18
Like david said, burn that thing really hot and stand up wind
post #13 of 18
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What a week we're going to have here!!

post #14 of 18

I't will be a nice smoker.

Happy smoken.

David

post #15 of 18
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I wanted to work on it so bad today but I wasn't going out in the hot and humid weather. It got up to 98 degrees where I live today. I hate sweating so bad that you sweat yourself a bra and squeeze all the sweat out of your shirt.grilling_smilie.gif

post #16 of 18

I have some welding I want to do. Not at this temp.

Happy smoken.

David

post #17 of 18

I feel your pain over here in the UK, were having high temperatures, drains the life out of you.  Don't forget - Plenty of water!!!!!

post #18 of 18
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I plan on working on this smoker again shortly. I have been gathering steel. This is going to be a no weld smoker. I have a dolly to move it around for the time being until I have the money to buy a trailer. Hopefully I have this done by august/September so I can smoke a pig.

Also I have a question. I might add a rotisserie also. What kind of of electric motor do you guys/gals use?
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