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Building a smoke box out of an old propane tank.

post #1 of 6
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I have read a bunch of forums about cutting open a propane tank. I just want to know anything else wants to tell me. what I read is that you fill it up with dawn soap and water. Any thing else I should know? all information would be great.

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post #2 of 6

Flush it out a few times with your soapy water. Then refill it with soapy water.  Make sure you leave the hole that you filled it with open. Say a prayer and go to cutting. If we see you around here next week. We will know it worked out for you.

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 6

1st thing I would do was to make sure it's empty.

post #4 of 6
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Its definitely empty. I hooked it up to my grill and lit a match to start it just to be sure and it didn't light. the tank is about 12-15 years old and its the size you put on the front of a camper, the next size up from a 20 pound tank. I'm going to be doing this on Saturday or Sunday when someone is around.......just in case.....LOL

post #5 of 6

the next size up is a 30# then a 40#. You should be fine if you give it a good flush with soapy water. Then fill it up before you start to cut it. How are you planning on cutting it?

David

post #6 of 6
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most likely a die grinder. cause I don't own a cutting torch.

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