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JandJbuidasmoker 02-19-2013 08:05 AM

550 fuel tank to smoker
 
Hey guys!

First, thanks for taking the time in advance in reading this. We have a 550 gallon fuel tank that we will be converting to a smoker. I believe I can cut on it after I have ran water and Dawn through it. I'll cut a whole then burn in it. Will this be enough to make sure my food doesn't taste like Diesel???

jestridge 02-19-2013 08:11 AM

Flush it a couple of times, then fill up, make the first cut with it full of water

JandJbuidasmoker 02-19-2013 08:14 AM

550 tank to smoker
 
Will do! How big should my fire box be?

bluetang 02-19-2013 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JandJbuidasmoker (Post 2374260)
Will do! How big should my fire box be?

!/3 the size of the smoker.
Check this calculator out:
http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html
Show some pics of the build, we loves that stuff!

JandJbuidasmoker 02-19-2013 08:23 AM

550 tank to smoker
 
Do you think this is to big for reverse?

JandJbuidasmoker 02-19-2013 08:48 AM

550 tank to smoker
 
Hey thanks for the calculator! Will post pics! Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

bluetang 02-19-2013 08:48 AM

Nope, it's a biggun fo sho, but you can certainly make an RF out of it.

el_matt 02-19-2013 09:07 AM

What are the dimensions of this tank, and how thick is are the walls?


Matt

JandJbuidasmoker 02-19-2013 09:11 AM

550 tank to smoker
 
550 gallon, not sure how thick the walls are. It held Diesel fuel. 60 inches long and 44" wide and I believe 60" in Hight?

rubizuk 02-19-2013 09:19 AM

If you are concerned about the tank exploding while using heat (torch / grinder, etc) on it, create an air flow. Put compressed air or CO2 (car exhaust will do) line to one side (end) and open vent on the other side (end). As long as enough air is flowing through the tank, it will not explode. it may create a flame out the exhaust side of the air flow, but that is much better than the other options.

Of course flush first as you already suggested.

JandJbuidasmoker 02-19-2013 09:23 AM

550 tank to smoker
 
What doyou guys think??? Reverse???

Here's a link of What I was thinking. Link to BBQ Pit Calculator

JandJbuidasmoker 02-19-2013 09:43 AM

550 tank to smoker
 
After cutting it, how hot and long should I burn wood in it to remove the potential taste of Diesel?

JandJbuidasmoker 02-19-2013 12:48 PM

550 tank to smoker
 
I was thinking of using a 55 gallon oil drum as the fire box. Will this hold up to the heat?

Richard_ 02-19-2013 01:08 PM

check c/list for an old wood stove for your firebox

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 02-19-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JandJbuidasmoker (Post 2374592)
I was thinking of using a 55 gallon oil drum as the fire box. Will this hold up to the heat?


Seems too flimsy.


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