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galvanization

Post by johnney » January 16th, 2013, 10:34 pm

Is there a good way of removing it? I'm still trying to scrounge up some tanks. A guy emailed me about some five foot tall lip tanks he has but they look galvanized...


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Re: galvanization

Post by The Czar » January 17th, 2013, 2:52 am

Recycle bin.....I don't think there is a way....:(

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Re: galvanization

Post by Gizmo » January 17th, 2013, 5:58 am

There's a line from a movie that goes something like; "these aren't the tanks we're looking for..." or something like that.... :D


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Re: galvanization

Post by SmokinFF » January 17th, 2013, 8:20 am

If you can get em cheap enough, scrap em and buy a good steel tank. :beer:


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Re: galvanization

Post by The Czar » January 17th, 2013, 8:28 am

Rick you kill me.... =))

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Re: galvanization

Post by johnney » January 17th, 2013, 8:47 am

I scrapped that idea. I found a guy that has a couple of steel tanks

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Re: galvanization

Post by fAUST » May 25th, 2017, 8:27 am

Guys....galvanized steel, simply put, is steel coated with zinc. You can weld it, cut it, etc. There is noting wrong with it. When you put a torch or a weld tip to it the high temp oxidizes it and makes.....wait for it.....Zinc Oxide! Most experienced welders are used to inhaling it and some studies suggest actual health benefits including immunity boost. But welding newbies that aren't used to it can get short lived cold-like symptoms until they get used to it. But if you insist on passing on galv steel in the scrap pile, give me a call, I'll take it!



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Re: galvanization

Post by Rodcrafter » May 25th, 2017, 12:50 pm

This is a very old post that you chose to make your first post on. Faust, it has been a long time opinion of most folks on this forum to not use galvanized steel on their smokers. Of course you can use whatever you would like. How about going to the intro forum and tell us about yourself so we can welcome you..


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Re: galvanization

Post by fAUST » June 2nd, 2017, 9:24 am

Sorry for sharing my experienced, accurate, but somehow offensive information. My bad. :oopssign:



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Post by Big T » June 2nd, 2017, 4:36 pm

I know RC and I'm sure he wasn't offended. I know it's easy to read words typed on a computer screen and interpret them in a way that they weren't meant. The one thing that separates this forum from others is that no one will be berated or put down for having a different view. We welcome people to share any experience or opinions that they may have on any subject. I saw your introduction and I'd say that your qualifications speak for themselves so again feel free to jump in at any time. :beer:


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Re: galvanization

Post by The Czar » June 2nd, 2017, 5:48 pm

Much like licking lead....I don't do it but if somebody else wants to then by all means...I won't stop ya...lol!


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Re: galvanization

Post by Big T » June 2nd, 2017, 6:10 pm

The Czar wrote:Much like licking lead....I don't do it but if somebody else wants to then by all means...I won't stop ya...lol!


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Re: galvanization

Post by ajfoxy » June 2nd, 2017, 9:29 pm

Does kind of sound like it hey ... oh well, each to their own... :D


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Re: galvanization

Post by The Czar » June 3rd, 2017, 6:57 am

Big T wrote:
The Czar wrote:Much like licking lead....I don't do it but if somebody else wants to then by all means...I won't stop ya...lol!


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=)) Something tells me that you might have tried it once..lol

I'm not confirming nor ....OMG look at that bus....wheat?


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Re: galvanization

Post by Rodcrafter » June 3rd, 2017, 4:03 pm

Oh no I wasn't offended at all. Just trying to direct in a helping sorta way


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Re: galvanization

Post by nanuk » March 22nd, 2018, 12:24 pm

pulling up an necrothread for one reason....

misinformation is worse than no information.

Galvanized metal is only off gassing when temps reach 900*F or so...

so using it in a location where temps get higher than that... Like a firebox, or plate at the exit of the firebox... perhaps you want to avoid that.

but anywhere where the temps are lower that that, as in, any cooking area, galvanized metal is of no concern.

Now, cutting/welding it is a different story due to the HIGH heat. But once that is done, there should be no issues.
As for near the high heat areas, if you burned it off with a large torch, or hot fire, you'd remove it.

Thinking about this logically, if you were to use galvanized metal for the tank, and ONLY the tank, you should be fine after welding is done.

Does ANYWHERE on the CC tube get 900*F when in use?



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Re: galvanization

Post by Diggerg » July 7th, 2018, 2:59 pm

A decent grit blaster can remove 99% of galvanizing. I do it at work. Takes a bit longer than normal rust/ millscale but still gets too Sa3 standard



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Re: galvanization

Post by Dirtytires » July 12th, 2018, 10:35 pm

Are we really going to dig this up again.....?

Thought this was settled back in 2013.....lol



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Re: galvanization

Post by ajfoxy » July 13th, 2018, 12:05 am

Yep it is really a zombie thread... just keeps coming back.


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Re: galvanization

Post by Rodcrafter » July 13th, 2018, 7:02 am

I have to say if that galvanized material is all I could afford I probably would wait until I could get better stuff. Why try to get other people to co-sign hypothetical conditions?


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