We do have a number of metal garbage cans at are 15.5x 23 inches. They might be galvanized metal since they have been outside and aren't rusting much.
1) Are metal garbage cans much too thin to withstand the heat generated by a 6 inch system?
2) If they are galvanized, is there the potential for toxic fumes?
Any suggestions on how to cook out the stink? Should I just wait until I make the mock up in the backyard and burn it out there? Should I have a hobo fire right in the tank after I cut it? Big bon fire with the tank in the middle?
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If I may say this, if you want to use a propane tank buy a new unused one. If you are wanting to use a steel drum or pail and they are used get open top type
I have seen people cut open propane tanks,sealed drums and I know all the tricks to cutting on them
It only takes one mistake to cut you half into.
You can purchase pails at global steel drums
Do a search 5 gallon steel pails You have to get really down to all the info on some websites steel open top 5 gallon pail or reverse the wording
I found brand new ones for 13 to 16 dollars hopefully you can find what you need at one of these sites below
allen lumley wrote:Dj : I knew someone would post below my comment soon enuf - with an angle grinder and your tank full you can remove the outside weld and pop an end cap off, cutting a round hole in the end - well I have not got a handle on that yet ! Allen L.
Allen If you are aiming this comment at me,I only question why ? If not at me I apologise for taking it that way,I was not trying to discredit you in any way
I have a neighbor that cut tanks and drums for a long time. One day he did the same thing he always did with a drum filled full of water as he came over the top of the drum with a torch it blew up
Removing his legs. Just below the waist
I have an uncle that spent years doing it as well he was fortunate a propane tank exploded blowing the ends off of it . He was just battered and bruised. Together I would say these guys probably did 50 to 75 propane tanks and drums if not more .
You can cut a 100 of these things and it only takes one to get you
The factors people leave out is what else has that propane tank or drum had in it that you do not know about. It could have conatined any kind of a chemical or poison
My dad used a propane tank for years as a air tank, it started leaking air. He then decided to use it to hold what is called malathion.
Even if it does not blow up you have no idea what fumes you could be inhaling.
allen lumley wrote: Did you read that comment, would you consider re-posting ! My comment followed a string of p.m.(s) to keep that ! intact, I had a bet on how soon - I am Sorry if my posting had 'tude ! Everything you said was true, I was not suggesting cutting into the tank, but a much safer practice that still has dangers, these pages come with an Automatic Cavate Emptor Allen l.
No, I will not consider reposting I am not sure why I would . I offered an apology only as a gesture it was not because I thought you were up set nor did I really care.
Being new to this site and the forum I did not want to ruffle any feathers
It appears that if someone comes along you must make a comment hoping that person would post so you can make some sort of snide or rude remark
You them want to push that person so either they will leave,be banned or you completely turn the subject into a arguement.
I was using the saying an apology is a sign of weakness for more years than I care to remember and your post bears that out
If you did not want this to turn the way it has it would have been simple to say hey you ran on my post would you repost at the bottom thanks
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