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Old 07-15-2007, 04:13 AM
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Old Propane tanks

I have a 10# and 20# propane tank that is past it's expiry date. I hate throwing anything away. Anyone have any good ideas as far as making something useful out of these tanks ??? Jack

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Sandblaster..fuel tank..just for two..Be careful about purging all the fumes out before you work on one so you do not blow yourself or the neighborhood up..

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you can have them retested for about 10 bucks a pop or find someway to purge them completely and use them for auxiliary air storage and or a portable air tank or a mini sandblasting cabinet........BBQ grille the choices are endless.
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I use an old 100# propane tank as a portable air tank. I find it much more useful than those little air bombs. It is just a little harder to carry around.
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If they are old, they probably have the female thread connection. All the new ones have a male fitting. You can't get them refilled again without spending $$$ for a new valve.
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The valve is 3/4 pipe thread. screw it out and replace with a 3/4 ball valve and they make great air tanks or you can get them recertified and changed to the new valving and they make really super propane tanks.
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The valve is 3/4 pipe thread. screw it out and replace with a 3/4 ball valve and they make great air tanks or you can get them recertified and changed to the new valving and they make really super propane tanks.
I use the valve that came with the tank. It has a built in relief valve I have a bung that screws into the valve and it has male threads on the other side. I put a fitting on that side that has a provision to fill the tank just like a tire that I use if I am away from home and I need a little more air in the tank. I also threaded in a female quick-release air fitting that I can snap a hose into or I use that to fill the tank at home. I have several old hundred pound propane tanks so I can carry more with me if I have a need for more air at a remote location. The bung threads into all of them so I can easily switch tanks.
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Sandblaster..fuel tank..just for two..Be careful about purging all the fumes out before you work on one so you do not blow yourself or the neighborhood up..

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The sand blaster sounds interesting. Do you mean as a portable air source or what ???
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Ya tell us more about the sandblaster part.
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Use the tank for the sand pot in a pressure blaster..one needs to have one of the larger tanks though to hold enough sand to be worthwhile..

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Use the tank for the sand pot in a pressure blaster..one needs to have one of the larger tanks though to hold enough sand to be worthwhile..

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In other words, work it out ourselves?
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Wating paitentally I might have to try this
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Be prepared for fAILURE.
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