BBQ smoker, cutting the door of a propane tank

we cut out our door using nothing but cheap tools, no torch or plasma cutters. we were going to leave the door attached by a few tabs so it would be easier to mount hinges and stuff, but after the first cut it was crazy how it bowed up, so we scraped that idea and just cut the whole thing out. 1 cutting disk, 1 circular saw disk and 3 saws all blades

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Author mikecook311 (7 months)
The exhaust displaces the oxygen lowering the risk of it igniting and
blowing us to bits. Don't know if it made a difference but I wanted to take
every precaution. 

Author Daniel Gill (2 months)
Your cameraman should have lit a cheery bomb when you first cut through the
tank LOL 

Author David Cross (8 months)
With all of the power tools you have why not just get a plasma cutter

Author Bruce Naffziger (7 months)
why did you put your car exhaust in it?

Author Lendog19v2 (7 months)
Thanks for the vid guys. Getting ready to do a 100. Haven't quite decided
whether to do a door like you guys did, or just cut it clean in two. A guy
out in Live Oak that built them told me about the car exhaust, but thanks
to yours & a couple other vids & forums I know to water purge. I am glad
though, that you showed different tools for making the cut. I'd been
wondering if a sawsall would be the way to go. Like you guys I don't have a
torch, and sure as hell don't have 'Plasma-Cutter Money' lying
around...otherwise, I'd be paying somebody else to do it!

Author Robert Pollard (9 months)
I read all the comments. Screw the haters. Fixing to cut my first tank
soon. If yall hear a big boom coming from Starke Fl, just drink a beer in
my memory. And for the record, I am using Harbor Freight tools also.

Author danietkissenle (1 year)
get a 7.5 cut off blade for a skill saw it cuts through it like butter

Author Rocky1488 (1 year)
How long did you let it set after each flush ? Im gonna do the same in a
few weeks and wanted to know ..thanks for the vid .

Author Joseph Dixon (1 year)
I just my door cut out.I left it uncut in a few places so I could get the
hinges aligned while the door was still attached so I wouldn't have any
issues later. I have a question that a buddy of mine had with his tank &
after watching all your videos im wondering if yours did the same. After
you cut the door completely out did you have issues realigning it? I
noticed quite a bit of smoke leaking around your doors when you were
cooking on it.

Author mikecook311 (2 years)
I know, we just prayed real hard and the door just fell out. Amazing!!!!

Author Bill Payne (1 year)
why not use a cutting torch

Author Koos Heliska (2 years)
Anyone thinking of cutting a tank, use ultra thin Stainless Steel grinding
blades. Like a hot knife through butter!!!

Author mikecook311 (1 year)
Dude you're not even literate. Dam, rong. Wow

Author isaleswriter (10 months)
Did you leave your truck running and filling the tank with exhaust from it
the entire time you were cutting?

Author Pauliepsi (9 months)
Awesome idea with the carbon emissions filling the tank, P.S ...use a
penetrating liquid to speed up the cuts if you don't have a plasma laying

Author alexhortdog95 (2 years)
Note to self.... Screw the hard work -- invest in a plasma cutter.

Author mikecook311 (10 months)

Author ColtDeltaElite10mm (10 months)
Cool video. You got the job done. I did notice however that y'all started
cutting in daylight and the door finally fell of in total darkness. Next
time, I'll let ou use either my cutting torch or plasma cutter. Door will
be off in 5 minutes.

Author mikecook311 (1 year)
Not too long. Maybe a day. Be sure to burn it out after you get the door
out. Watch my other video about burning it out. Thanks.

Author Go Joe (2 years)
You all have no IDEA how to use power tools

Author chris kachinski (1 year)
dude there is not a dam thing rong with skil tools i love them and
craftsman and i love lowes to so shut up

Author moncorp1 (1 year)
Get ya a carbide metal cutting blade and put it on a cheap circular saw.
Makes no sparks. Cuts cold. Makes good straight lines and fast. I even
prefer it over a plasma cutter.

Author 2024JayZ (2 years)
You sure got drunk cutting that lol

Author Рудольф Назаров (2 years)
да пиздец, тут болгаркой все вырезать можно было за полчаса

Author skindog01007 (1 year)
The heat from the torch will warp the door.

Author mikecook311 (1 year)
Re:314chevelle- it was pretty easy to hang door back on but yes it did leak
some smoke. Sometimes I would fold foil and use it as a gasket along the
door seams if it was very windy out.

Author TheJulez001 (8 months)
NOT HATING Wow brave..... Just for info LPG is heavier than air so any
remaining LPG would still be at the bottom of tank even with truck
running...:) glade all went well

Author hickspanic79 (1 year)
I was just wondering why y'all didn't weld the hinges on before cutting the
door out completely? By doing that the door doesn't spring and is easier to
work with.

Author bobwatters (2 years)
dont yall have a shop somewhere that would have done that for you? probably
wouldnt cost any more and would have been alot faster!

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