Propane tank fit up.

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Propane tank fit up.

Post by ntjones » November 11th, 2019, 12:35 pm

Can anyone show a picture or video explains how to fit one propane tank to another? Like when building a smoker and using one tank for the fire box and one for the cook chamber. I want to do my next build this way like I see a lot of pictures of but I can’t seem to understand how to mark out where to cut.


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Re: Propane tank fit up.

Post by Dirtytires » November 11th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Lot of trial and error. Always tough to get the proper size openings when the surfaces are curved.

Use small cuts and expand till you get what you want, and remember, cardboard templates are your friend here.



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Re: Propane tank fit up.

Post by ntjones » November 11th, 2019, 5:09 pm

Dirtytires wrote:Lot of trial and error. Always tough to get the proper size openings when the surfaces are curved.

Use small cuts and expand till you get what you want, and remember, cardboard templates are your friend here.
Ok thanks. That’s how I was thinking I would have to do it. I didn’t know if there was a trick to it. Lol.


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Re: Propane tank fit up.

Post by Dirtytires » November 11th, 2019, 8:40 pm

Trick is to square off the end of the tank and use a square firebox!

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Re: Propane tank fit up.

Post by ntjones » November 11th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Yeah that does solve a lot of issues. I do like the look of the two rounded tanks meeting up.


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Re: Propane tank fit up.

Post by jose-da-weldr » November 12th, 2019, 1:24 am

Do you have pictures of your tanks? What size are they?

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Re: Propane tank fit up.

Post by ntjones » November 12th, 2019, 6:50 am

ImageImage this is one. It 75 gallons. I haven’t got another one yet but I hope to find on soon.


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Re: Propane tank fit up.

Post by jose-da-weldr » November 13th, 2019, 9:13 pm

Are you planning on leaving the dome ends or are you cutting them out?

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Re: Propane tank fit up.

Post by ntjones » November 14th, 2019, 6:43 am

I’m going to leave them on. I like the look of the rounded ends and plus I don’t have to buy metal to cap them off.


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