Big propane tank


Picked this up in someone's garbage. The guy told me that the tank did
not have any problems, though it is old.
My question is, do I have any chance of filling it and if so,
where. At a welding supply? It has a small (relatively) female
threaded opening. Approx. 5 feet tall.
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Picked this up in someone's garbage. The guy told me that the tank did
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Ignoramus27711
That's a standard 100 lb. LP bottle. You exchange and old for a full one at any LP distributor
Or, take the valve off. Now you got a nice air tank with a nice 3/4 NPT fitting. But it will stink for months.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
Looks like a hundred pounder.
Used to have one like that feeding my stove down in Carbondale.
If the hydro test is current you can probably have it filled at a Propane supplier like Amerigas. I know Wisco fills propane, but I don't know if they want to fill a 100#, and I don't know if you want to tote it that far.
It is also big enough that a supplier will send a truck out and fill it on site.
Paul K. Dickman
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Paul K. Dickman
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No it won't, if you neutralize the mercaptans in it. Sodium hydroxide (lye) will neutralize mercaptans. Common bleach will do it too -- (calcium hypochlorite).
Lloyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
I am sure that it is out of hydro. :-(
Come to think about it, I will be passing by Wisco tomorrow.
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Ignoramus27711
I've got one as the upright tank on my air compressor -Swished it with bleach IIRC. NO smell now.
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clare
That sounds like my 30 gallon unit and the screw in for the hose - remains as the old way - a high volume one. It Is CALLED INDUSTRIAL tank so if someone complains - it is in the specs for Industrial use.
I use it on my furnace and more importantly with my tall Oxy bottle doing Propane/oxy brazing.
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Heh! Me too. 80-gallon upright with a 5-HP intercooled two-stage head.
I didn't compromise the vessel. Did a drain via dip-tube, and used the existing ports for all penetrations.
I got lucky; mine was a dip-galvanized direct-burial tank. $40.00.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
Maybe I should have taken all three instead of just one...
I was thinking of switching to oxypropane for cutting.
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Ignoramus27711
Look for the stamp on the collar, Grasshoppa. These tanks, IIRC, are good for twelve years. You say a "small" female threaded opening. Can you tell the difference between a right and left hand thread? That may tell you if it is a propane/acetylene tank, or perhaps a medical oxygen. Take it to a filler, and they will tell you. I have had them exchange them reasonably, and give me a decent price on a testing in the $20 range for that big a tank. It don't cost nothing to ask. You either have a deal or a nice boat bouy.
Steve
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SteveB
Did that, and still kept my acetylene bottle. There's a big difference, and it does take some adjustments and learning curve. Maybe I'm old school, but I like acet better. The cost is another matter, but I don't cut a lot. Still thinking of going plasma which could make the whole point moot. Duh, acet, propane, plasma. How many ways does a guy need to cut metal?
Well, more than one, because there are many types of metal to be cut, and there are some processes that work better on one type than another. You're just moving to another station on the food chain.
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I use a thirty pound tank on my little compressor, mounted upside down so the opening is at the bottom with concentric inlet and outlet through a 3/4" Tee with the outlet tube extended up into the centre of the tank. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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Gerald Miller
With one or three, you are getting pretty well set to do some metal casting. Just need find room for some fire brick, and the other accessories. Make use of your scrap aluminum and brass.
Paul
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co_farmer
I keep hearing about propylene for a cutting gas.
What are the pluses and minuses of it?
Cost is supposed to be cheaper than acet.
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Gunner Asch
The plus is cost. The minus is its not as hot as acetylene. Scrap yards that torch all day long use propane. I tried it, preheat takes way longer and its a bit harder to not lose your oxy-red hot heat if you feed too fast. Then you have to reheat to restart.
Long story short, my cuts weren't as clean so I switched back.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
That's what I had in mind actually, a bigger forge or a foundry. I will see if I will actually do it, but the tank was free.
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Ignoramus24975
Wish you were a bit closer. I have two empty tanks that have not bee used for years. Someday will give them to a scrap collector.
Paul
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co_farmer

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