Diesel tank for firebox????

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Diesel tank for firebox????

Post by TexasN1880 » March 16th, 2017, 9:44 am

I have a 2x2x4 diesel tank I want to use for a firebox. I'll have to cut it down to size.

My question is has anyone ever cut into a diesel tank before?
Would this be ok for me to use?
Would it effect the taste of the meat?



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Re: Diesel tank for firebox????

Post by Stewart » March 16th, 2017, 12:28 pm

I would say it would work as long as you gave it a good wash out with dawn and burn it out real well. It really isn't any different than using a fuel oil tank or propane.




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Re: Diesel tank for firebox????

Post by Rodcrafter » March 17th, 2017, 7:33 am

I would agree, I haven't done it but I would.


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Post by The Czar » March 18th, 2017, 7:17 pm

Wash it...burn it....use it!!!


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Re: Diesel tank for firebox????

Post by p3ripperfw » March 19th, 2017, 10:19 am

How thick is it tho? I would imagine it might be something like 11ga or 3/16" max?



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Post by Jasper3670 » June 25th, 2017, 9:50 pm

I've welded on them Filled with water or Co2. I'm always a little nervous about them. My Dad Blew up a truck and lived to tell about it. He was told to weld mounting ears on the "new water truck", No one mentioned it was and old diesel tank!! he woke up next to a building. Only lost some hearing in one ear.



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Re: Diesel tank for firebox????

Post by Squiggle » June 27th, 2017, 2:33 am

The Czar wrote:Wash it...burn it....use it!!!


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