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Would You cut this tank? #7275184
05/29/21 10:24 AM
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I have this vintage cutting tank, which has a top valve I removed and a bottom threaded plug. On opening it smelled like Rubbing alcohol. Inside is not hollow, empty, but has a fibrous material in it .Asbestos looking.

I used an awl to pick out some of the fiber and put some some soapy water in each end but it dosent want to absorb much water.

I want to cut it open with a chop saw. Or Grinder with cutting blade. To make a bell out of it.

Would you feel safe cutting this???


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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275187
05/29/21 10:27 AM
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If I did, I would fill it with water first.


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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275189
05/29/21 10:28 AM
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And I dare say it wear a mask! LOL


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: Law Dog] #7275191
05/29/21 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
And I dare say it wear a mask! LOL


At his age if it is asbestos it won't hurt him LOL.

Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275195
05/29/21 10:32 AM
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get some cannon fuse. stick it inside the tank out in a pasture someplace. light the fuse and drive away in your pick up. see what happens.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275210
05/29/21 10:45 AM
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Fibrous inside , it sounds like a old acetylene tank, question is ,do you feel lucky.

Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275214
05/29/21 10:50 AM
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Let 'er rip, tater chip!


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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275222
05/29/21 10:57 AM
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Yep go for it , I cut L.P. tanks open all the time.


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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: logger coffey] #7275226
05/29/21 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by logger coffey
Fibrous inside , it sounds like a old acetylene tank, question is ,do you feel lucky.



^^^^This^^^^^

Google should tell you what "honeycomb" made of and whether it is safe to cut it or not

I cannot remember anyone ever cutting one that I know

I would be leery of it myself, and I have cut a propane tank

Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: yukon254] #7275228
05/29/21 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by yukon254
If I did, I would fill it with water first.

I always heard filling with water is one of the worse ways to try this. There will always be an air pocket somewhere and if there "was" enough gas in there before water you can bet that pocket will go boom when u hit it. Nothing with a vessel and cutting is safe but when I've done it it was all openings wide open and slowly approach with lit torch and if there's gas hope it burns as I get close instead of explodes. I've been in a hole where an open pipe belched flames and I didn't like it. You could here it coming but only enough time to lay down in hole below pipe and hope it was only a little gas. We always purged with nitrogen I believe. But it's been a few years.

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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275235
05/29/21 11:04 AM
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Might get blew eyes so be safe, one blew over there and other blew over here! eek


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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275242
05/29/21 11:09 AM
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Hold my beer...........

Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275247
05/29/21 11:11 AM
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Can't tell if you are worried about the asbestos or gas. Of ot the asbestos then throw a bit if the material in a hot fire or hit it with a torch if it don't burn and almost gets cleaner in the heat its it's probably not a great thing to get in your lungs. If you are worried about an explosion find something else to cut lol


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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275254
05/29/21 11:15 AM
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It will look like a cake walk if it goes well if it doesn't everyone will be like " what was he thinking". Play the odds and go for it or play it safe and not. The large majority of the time it goes well if aired out for awhile.

Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275264
05/29/21 11:26 AM
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Open Invite for a BBQ and Tank cutting event.

Whomever , cuts, cleans out this cylinder (and survives) will get BBQ ribs and a Game used 330 Belisle.

Signed waiver required.

Pine City, Mn.
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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275277
05/29/21 11:35 AM
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Fill with water. Cut with a hacksaw.

Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275281
05/29/21 11:40 AM
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As I've matured I've mostly adopted the principle that if I have to ask myself "what's the worst that can happen " I don't do it. I've learned the hard way I usually find out what's the worst that can happen and it's mostly worse than I had planned for. With that said I've met some people that can regularly pull some stupid stuff off regularly and it goes smoothly every time for them but I sure ain't one of them...

Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7275301
05/29/21 12:21 PM
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I agree with it most likely being an acetylene tank, I wouldn't cut it without a whole lot of prep.

I had one that the bottom was rusting really bad. Tried to find someone to come get it and remove the gas from it. No one would touch it. Finally bled it off and got rid of it. I was told even after bleeding it that the fiber would have still held a lot of the gas. Not enough to cause enough pressure but enough to blow if a fire source was available.

It would make a great bell, but not worth the risk.

Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: Yes sir] #7275313
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
As I've matured I've mostly adopted the principle that if I have to ask myself "what's the worst that can happen " I don't do it. I've learned the hard way I usually find out what's the worst that can happen and it's mostly worse than I had planned for. With that said I've met some people that can regularly pull some stupid stuff off regularly and it goes smoothly every time for them but I sure ain't one of them...



You must be adopted because your sister Callie ain't skeered and she never will be LOL


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Re: Would You cut this tank? [Re: Leftlane] #7275322
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Originally Posted by Yes sir
As I've matured I've mostly adopted the principle that if I have to ask myself "what's the worst that can happen " I don't do it. I've learned the hard way I usually find out what's the worst that can happen and it's mostly worse than I had planned for. With that said I've met some people that can regularly pull some stupid stuff off regularly and it goes smoothly every time for them but I sure ain't one of them...



You must be adopted because your sister Callie ain't skeered and she never will be LOL

It's because of her that I learned to be skeered. At least that's what my psychologists tells me

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