Learn How To Safely Cut Propane Tanks For Your Future DIY Projects.

An empty propane tank might seem useless, but you will be surprised how it can be used in various ways! For instance, you can make a DIY stove or heater out of a used tank.

However, it is very important that you learn how to safely cut an empty propane tank before jumping on such DIY projects. Cutting without proper caution could lead to nasty results, say, the supposedly “empty” tank exploding on you. And you do not want that to happen.

That said, the following video will teach you how to cut empty propane tanks in a safe way. Follow the step-by-step guide and observe caution when doing the task.

source: Joe Baker

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6 thoughts on “Learn How To Safely Cut Propane Tanks For Your Future DIY Projects.

  • February 10, 2017 at 7:23 am
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    So we start by cutting the top off with a spark-creating tool & then open the valve and smack a metal wrench with a metal hammer. No wonder his grinder flamed out, this guy’s dangerous.

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    • February 14, 2017 at 11:19 am
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      Well, no….he’s cutting thin sheet metal that makes up the way exterior collar, not cutting through the tank itself. And with the tank valve closed ( after checking for no tank pressure) no gas floating around – so while not my preferred method, banging on the monkey wrench with a hammer presents no explosive hazard. After filling with water no explosive gas remains ( my preference is CO2 but everybody’s got water)….and yep, his angle grinder is toast…that’s not unusual to see in an industrial situation – my grinders are lucky to last 6 months but at $50/each, I get more than my $$ worth….

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      • March 4, 2017 at 8:16 am
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        Great idea using CO2. Thanks.

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    • March 4, 2017 at 4:39 am
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      That’s why you remove the valves to allow any propane to escape. THINK, READ and REMEMBER
      “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt”

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  • June 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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    Propane is heavier than air. Remove all valves and turn tank upside down for a couple of days. There might still be a smell coming from the tank but the gas will have evacuated the tank. I’ve cut thousands of propane tanks open over the past 20 years.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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    I fill with water and soap then use a plasma cutter

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