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post #21 of 27
You got that right.[/quote]

Hey..... cutting propane tanks has been done safely many times ...just learn how they do it and you shouldn't go BOOM!biggrin.gif

I am gonna have to check around and see if I can get me a 500 gallon tank!icon_smile.gif
post #22 of 27
I can tell you that I cut two propane tanks to make mine. No problems. Research it on the internet and you should be fine. Some say two to three times of filling and draining with water. I did mine once. I'm also a certified fireman and after we cut it after the first fill with some mercaptan oil in the bottom of the tank we are still alive. You need to purge the gas form of the propane out of the tank and water can do that (contrary to popular belief of the local fire marshall here). Anyway if you have any questions about purging the tank with water drop me a personal message that way I'm not on here taking up all the posting space. We did one fill and drain and it went just fine. Good luck.
post #23 of 27
Thread Starter 
thanks for this. Do you know any websites that have Tank - Pit conversions?
post #24 of 27
I would check with Smokin Steve. He has a lot of experience with old propane tanks and building smokers. Here's a smaller build he did.....


http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ighlight=Lumpy
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post #26 of 27
Hey Brad, I still have access to one of those babies also. But think I'm gonna go with something a little smaller.
good luck with it. Maybe i'll have the chance to see the before and afters in 3D if we get this throwdown together.
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
This is all good help. I will keep you informed as to the progress of "the beast".
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