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What to Do With an Old Gas Cylinder Answered

I have an old gas tank/cylinder without a valve or anything. Any ideas on what I could do with it?


Try this, I took my family on vacation and saw these for sell for about $300 yours is perfect for this. https://www.instructables.com/id/Compressed-Gas-Cylinder-Wind-Chime/


9 years ago

No Country For Old Men

lol get a ig nitor and the put like 1 3rd or half a bottle of alchol and u got a rocket...........or bomb

It looks like it's a steel cylinder. If it is, and the bottom is of the sort that kind of dimples in, you have an excellent dishing bowl there. Just clean up the bottom with a flap wheel and go crazy with a leather mallet.

And what exactly is a dishing bowl?

When forging metal, sometimes you use the inside of a 'bowl' shape to pound the metal down into to shape it (for example, a spoon).

Forge body

Cut the bottom end off for a crucible to melt aluminum.

Cut the bottom off and use the top for a very large dinner bell.

Cut a hole in the side for a chiminea.

Fill it with concrete for a boat anchor (or emergency bike brake ).

Large rolling pin for pre-crushing pyrotechnic chemicals.

Giant piggy bank.

Turn it into a Rocket Man halloween costume (as the rocket backpack).

The tank for a giant, pressurized (or not) water gun.

Reserve tank for an air gun.

Ugly lawn decoration.

Drill some small holes in the bottom, add a propane supply and make a giant tiki torch.

Find a valve for the top and make an air tank or air compressor

Imagine filling that with toonies? Fuck that'd be close to a mil.

Thanks for the ideas. I think I'll turn it into a forge...


Reply 11 years ago

I think that would work if I slapped a biohazard sticker on there and made a beeping, flashing thing to go ontop.

If you want a cop to come tapping on your sholder with a bomb squad behind him within the first 5 seconds you step out the door :p

Door stop. Or just walk around town carrying it and whistling to make people worried.

. If you decide to pressure it up, I'd suggest getting it inspected first. Most any welding supply or compressed gas place should be able to do it. Make nice with the technician that actually does the inspection and it might be free since your not asking for certification. . jtobako: Quite a list you came up with - from the ridiculous to the sublime. Very imaginative.

Just the obvious things : ) Brainstorming is easy, caring enough to finish-that's hard : )