NAC (other than my S6 is in the barn) How do I SAFELY
dispose of agas tank?
gselby4x4 at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 25 02:27:27 EDT 2005
At 08:45 PM 7/24/05, you wrote:
>Your local fire department would have it. Someone
>must supply it to them. If they won't lend you a pound or two, maybe
>they'll tell you where you can get it. That should sop up the liquid.
>Fumes, I guess, just have to dissipate.
I wouldn't tell anyone that didn't already know about the tank about the
tank, if you catch my drift.
Just drain it, and leave it outside the barn situated so it will drip out
into a catch pan, and leave as many caps off as possible. Leave it well
out of the way, so no stray ignition source will ignite the fumes. It will
be fume-free enough for the salvage guy in a couple of days, after all,
they get tanks an average of half full, so they are used to dealing with
fumey tanks. He probably just doesn't want to transport the tank with gas
in it (makes a potentially explosive mess.) My local salvage guy used to
leave the gas in the tanks until they were crushed, but now he is draining
them and saving it before they go into the yard.
I just thought of the old mechanics trick for when welding on a tank was
required - fill the tank with water.
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