250 gal open propane tank

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250 gal open propane tank

Post by KevinS » July 28th, 2014, 11:06 pm

I have an open 250 gal propane tank I am going to use for a smoker. This tank has been open for over a year. By open what I mean is the valve was removed and left open. Do I still need to take the precautions of filling it with water before cutting it open?



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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by Rev.Mike » July 28th, 2014, 11:23 pm

if it were me, just for peace of mind, i would still fill it with water, but thats just me, there is prolly no need for it, but im no expert on it. im sure one of the other fellers will chime in on it



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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by SmokinFF » July 29th, 2014, 5:57 am

I'd maybe fill it with soapy water, just in case it still has ther mercaptain smell. :beer:


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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by DUAYNE B » July 29th, 2014, 8:11 am

:yth: and treat it just as if you just emptied it. You never wanna say I should have.......... just to be safe.



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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by The Czar » July 29th, 2014, 7:14 pm

Or you could out a gallon of bleach in it and fill it up.....but I would for sure fill it up with water....


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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by KevinS » July 30th, 2014, 8:44 pm

Thanks for all the replys. I will just fill it with water, soap and some blech to be safe. I have a new plasma touch and can't wait to try it out.



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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by The Czar » July 30th, 2014, 8:57 pm

:exp: .....I hope we hear from you after your first cut!!! #-o


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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by smokin76 » April 17th, 2015, 2:14 pm

Never heard anymore from Kevin, did he blow himself up? :BDHorse:



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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by The Czar » April 17th, 2015, 8:19 pm

That would suck!!


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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by Tom_Heath » April 17th, 2015, 9:26 pm

X2


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Post by forty_creek » April 17th, 2015, 11:49 pm

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Re: 250 gal open propane tank

Post by Rodcrafter » April 18th, 2015, 9:52 pm

Wow, that's a heck of an notion.


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