Helium tanks..for smokers..

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by jones54, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. jones54

    jones54 Newbie

    Has anyone ever used a helium tank to make a smoker. If so, do they hold heat well like a propane tank. Or can a helium tank even be used to make a smoker?
  2. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Jones,

    Helium is an inert gas so you don't have to worry about launching yourself into orbit when you cut into it, if there are any residual elements left after a good burn out I can't answer that question, what I can say is it's used in balloons and when they explode or deflate and release their helium it's evidently not dangerous.

    As to how well it would retain heat would depend on the wall thickness, can you show us a pic?

    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Helium is a harmless gas so there are no issues in that regard. It can be breathed with no harm, and is actually mixed with oxygen to make a mix for scuba diving. 

    As for holding heat, as JPT said above that depends on the wall thickness, not the gas that was inside.
  4. jared101

    jared101 Fire Starter

    Is it like a large helium dewar?  

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