Your Opinion Please...

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by the iceman, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    I just found a 60 gal air compressor tank on Craigslist. The guy wanted $150 for it & I offered $100. We settled on $125.

    My plans are to build a reverse flow this winter for a project. And yes, I plan on posting pics of the build. [​IMG]

    The question being, should I jump on that tank for that price? I've not seen a lot else out there in my area for any price.
    Thanks for your opinion. [​IMG]
     
  2. smokemifugotem

    smokemifugotem Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Have you tried a local propane dealer?? Many of them have tanks that are no longer safe for gas use, and if your smooth enough.. they may give you one for free!
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I think it just kinda depends on what you can find in your area. Like drums some areas are just easy and cheaper than other places. Good luck with your build
     
  4. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Seems might steep. I can find a tank that size around here for about $40. If that's all you can find in your area, your options may be limited. Have you checked Craigslist?
     
  5. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    LOL, thats were he found the tank.

    I'd say that is too high. I'd keep shopping.
     
  6. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Iceman,

    I'm thinking that is a bit much for a 60 gallon tank. Unless there is a huge shortage of these in your general area, I would keep looking. Also, if you have any salvage yards around, you can sometimes score some pipe or tanks on the cheap.

    I can't wait to see your final smoker...if you pimp it out anything like your Kegerator, it will be awesome.

    Good luck.
     
  7. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yes, that is too high for a tank that size. Like BBQ Engineer said, check your local scrap yard if you have one. I went to ours a few weeks back and found a 52"L x 24"dia x 1/2" thick pipe. All they want for it is 50 bucks. So many deals can be found at the junk yard for sure.
     
  8. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Ok, you guys managed to talk me out of it. I'll keep looking. I guess my build will have to wait a while longer.

    Thanks for the input guys. [​IMG]
     
  9. Yeah Iceman, i think thats a bit much too. Mine is made from a 60 gallon airtank as well. I bought it at the local scrapyard, and i gave either 10 or 20 bucks for it over a year ago and it was like new. Hang in there, you'll find one. Good Luck
     
  10. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I agree with the others. I gave $40 for the 120gal (Propane tank) and just picked up a 250 gal for $40 too. Agree with Racey, check your local dealer I am finding out they give them away, but I also understand the larger ones are hard to get because the buddy system works first on those. If you are close to me I can get you fixed up for $40.
     
  11. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks but Arizona is a bit more than a couple hours drive from Florida. [​IMG]
     
  12. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Opps. [​IMG] Guess I need to read a bit closer.
     
  13. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    You guys were right, it pays to be patient.

    I found a pair of 100# propane tanks for $50. They measure about 48in long by 15in dia. A little smaller than I had envisioned but I think it will work.
     

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