Best ways to remove leftover oil in tank

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by ksmoker, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. My buddy brought me a 200 gal. oil tank that he wants made into a smoker, the tank had about 3 or 4 gals. of oil inside which i already removed. What can i do to really clean it out other than burning it at this point.
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would suggest burning but if you don't want to do that I have heard of powerwashing them.
  3. I was thinking about some heavy degreaser and some hot water, let it and drain. I live in town so burning at this point is out, just want to get it cleaner so i can start sutting and welding. Thanks
  4. bustintires

    bustintires Smoke Blower

    pinesol cuts grease pretty good.
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Put some water an soap in there, then stuff an air hose in there an let bubble away fer a bit. Rinse it out well an ya should be good ta go, alothough, besure ta have a fire extinguisher handy just in case. Oil ain't as explosive as fuels, but the first cut generally makes the hairs on ones neck stand up fer a bit![​IMG]
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    tilt it over the neibor's fence..........
  7. craiger

    craiger Fire Starter

  8. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Get the cheapest kitty litter you can find and throw it in there.. give it ample time to absorb, stir if needed, then remove...

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