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post #21 of 30

Hello All,

 

I am also interested in how to prep tank to cut.  I just picked up a used tank that has residual fuell oil in it.  Also what is best way to clean.  I know that fuel oil will not explode.  My guess is to build a very large fire in it once the top is off and then once the fire is going place the top on so that the fire will also clean top part of tank.  Any help from any one in this area would be greatly appreciated.  want to do a suprise pig roast for my fathers 70th B-Day in late June.  So time is getting short.

 

Tshews

post #22 of 30

I'm curious how you fabricated the lip between the top and bottom halves...Just pieces of angled steel?

post #23 of 30

Does your son know a guy named John Thomas, he is building one like it and said he helped with this one?

post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by alleywalker View Post
 

Does your son know a guy named John Thomas, he is building one like it and said he helped with this one?

 

Just found this oldie:

 

Never heard of John Thomas.

My Son built it ALL by himself.

 

 

Bear

post #25 of 30
If you dont mind me asking,you have two fire boxes, did you do that so you won't have any cold spots. Second the tray you have your pig on where did you buy that at
post #26 of 30
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If you dont mind me asking,you have two fire boxes, did you do that so you won't have any cold spots. Second the tray you have your pig on where did you buy that at


My Son actually built this, but he did the 2 fire boxes so he could regulate heat from both ends, to even things out. They also each have a baffle between the fire box & the cooking chamber that is adjustable with handles on the end of threaded rods, in the back. Plus he doesn't have to light both ends for something small.

 

As for the big tray. At the time of the picture that was all he had that big. It was a lid from a big storage tub (flexible plastic type thing).

He said to tell you to search the following key word line:

Dog Crate Cage Replacement Steel Pan Tray Floor

 
He never uses this monster any more, because we found it's a lot better to make a couple Boston Butts. Less hassle---No waste.
 
He now uses his Big Green Egg & we both have MES 40s.
 
 
Bear
 

 

post #27 of 30

That thing is awesome.

Down here we would call that a "ball breaker"

 

Cheers from Down Under.

post #28 of 30
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That thing is awesome.

Down here we would call that a "ball breaker"

 

Cheers from Down Under.


Thanks Pilch!!

 

Definitely would be one if you tried to lift an end.

 

 

Bear

post #29 of 30

That is simply awesome, very nicely done.

 

Richard

post #30 of 30
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That is simply awesome, very nicely done.

 

Richard

 

Thanks Richard!!

 

Yes, he did do a nice job. 

 

I stick to woodworking, but He's pretty good at that metal stuff too.

 

 

Bear

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