60 gallon air compressor tank?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by howufiga, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    I may have a chance to get a 60 air compressor tank. How would it work as a smoker? how thick are these usually? Is it big enough? It's a horizontal air compressor tank.
     
  2. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    60 gallon tank is 5 gallons bigger than a drum.
    How much??
    I'd grab it!!
     
  3. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would think it would work very well if it is in good shape. There can be a fair amount of rust in them, particulary a horizontal, if the users were not diligent about draining the tank regularly. Otherwise, it should make an excellent platform to go from. I'm guessing 3/16" to 1/4" steel. Is it big enough is a question for you to decide. It will be a good sized tank, probably around 20" dia. x 4+ ft. long.
     
  4. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    $30! I got an email into the guy. We'll see if he still has it.

    Yes, I've seen the water that can form in the bottom of compressor on a daily basis. I used to work at a machine shop that had VERY large ones and would have to drain them daily. Good point about the rust.

    20" in diameter is not big enough for me. I was hoping for something a little bigger. Hopefully he can email me the pictures i asked for.
     
  5. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I work for a compressor company and have been trying to get my hands on a "reject" item (which rarely happens around here) for the same purpose. In our large industrial models, some of the wall thicknesses are in the 3/8" arena; perfect for a long haul smoker.
     
  6. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Where are you located? If it doesn't work for you I might be able to use it.

    I'm looking for one that size to use us my firebox. I've got a line out on a few of them off of Craigslist. I haven't back from any of them yet though. And As soon as I can find the charger for the camera I will take pictures of the tanks and trailer and I have for my project.
     
  7. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

  8. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yeah that is little far for me to drive, about 6 hours. I will keep looking around here. Thanks though.
     
  9. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  10. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Well, I was looking at this on my blackberry's web browser. I couldn't tell the size of the tank. Now that I'm at an actual computer, I see the real size of it. I should have told him yes, I hesitated. The guy emailed me this morning though and said it was sold.
     
  11. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    I've heard Galvanized metal is a no-no in Barbeques. Is the tank Galvanized?
     
  12. sporty

    sporty Fire Starter

    So that's you I saw on craigslist! LOL.

    There's one in Frankfort that says "big" and a 30 gallon. I was thinking that would make nice body and firebox together.
     

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