Building a smoke box out of an old propane tank.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ryeguy45, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. ryeguy45

    ryeguy45 Smoke Blower

    USA
    I have read a bunch of forums about cutting open a propane tank. I just want to know anything else wants to tell me. what I read is that you fill it up with dawn soap and water. Any thing else I should know? all information would be great.

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  2. Flush it out a few times with your soapy water. Then refill it with soapy water.  Make sure you leave the hole that you filled it with open. Say a prayer and go to cutting. If we see you around here next week. We will know it worked out for you.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. 1st thing I would do was to make sure it's empty.
     
  4. ryeguy45

    ryeguy45 Smoke Blower

    USA
    Its definitely empty. I hooked it up to my grill and lit a match to start it just to be sure and it didn't light. the tank is about 12-15 years old and its the size you put on the front of a camper, the next size up from a 20 pound tank. I'm going to be doing this on Saturday or Sunday when someone is around.......just in case.....LOL
     
  5. the next size up is a 30# then a 40#. You should be fine if you give it a good flush with soapy water. Then fill it up before you start to cut it. How are you planning on cutting it?

    David
     
  6. ryeguy45

    ryeguy45 Smoke Blower

    USA
    most likely a die grinder. cause I don't own a cutting torch.
     

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