My Big RF!! It's gonna be Epic!!

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akryan

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Dec 11, 2013
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Wasilla, AK
Well, I got this tank for practically nothing so i figured I'd go big. From what I have read, there is kinda mixed emotions about cutting into a propane tank, but i had no problem.  I filled it with water, soap, and a few gallons of bleach.  This tank stinks!! Bad!! The bleach was to try to cut down on the smell but i couldn't tell a difference. So i filled it up on about the second week in Dec. then left for the Mother Land (Texas) and while i was gone we had this polar vortex thing in Alaska and it got to minus 20 or so for a few days.  Now i have a 500 gallon chunk of ice to deal with. I will start trying to get the ice out today the give the tank a good couple of burns. But here's my progress so far.



 

05sprcrw

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Feb 7, 2012
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Looks like its off too a good start and that is definitely a big chunk of ice, on the bright side you shouldn't have a problem cold smoking in it.
 

gary s

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Pretty big Pop Sickle  Where abouts in Texas ?   Maybe it will warm enough to work in it,

Gary S
 

akryan

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Dec 11, 2013
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Wasilla, AK
I grew up in Deep East Texas, a little town called Joaquin but we spend most of our time now in Spring where my sister lives when we come visit. I live in Alaska now.
 
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akryan

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Dec 11, 2013
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Wasilla, AK
Well I finally got all the ice out. That was an unwanted back workout. A chainsaw, mini sledge, and a crowbar seemed to do the trick. I lit a fire in it last night and got it pretty hot, so I think one more fire and I should be good to go. My next step is the trailer. I'm trying to make up my mind between a single 5000lb axle or duel 3500 I've seen both. Here's some more pics.
 

alaska

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Sep 2, 2013
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Big Lake Alaska
Welcome to the forum. You and I are in the same neck of the woods, Im just off Mile 49 of the Parks. Only in AK do you see a frozen propane tank.
 

akryan

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Dec 11, 2013
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Wasilla, AK
Hey Alaska, yea I live down KGB past Settlers Bay, all that ice wore me out.

Gary, I have been work on a side project for the build. I made an A-frame since i don't have a tractor or any way to raise the tank. I constructed it out of 2.5 and 3in pipe so i think that it will get the job done. i plan on starting on the trailer this week but we will see how that goes.
 

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