Monday, November 25, 2013
Something Out Of Nothing At All
I was packing some camping gear away, and getting it ready for storage over the winter. Going through everything with the Ironhead roller there in the room with me, I had a small epiphany. I was holding two 16 oz propane canisters for campstoves, or lanterns in my hands. With the tops cut off, and welded back together end to end, it would make a nice little oil tank for the Ironhead.
I think it can be done once I make absolutely sure all the lPG has been drained out of it. It would really ruin my day to have one of these canister ignite as I tried to cut the top off. Whether it went boom, or just shot across my shed, either way it could be a bad scene. So making sure all the LPG is out is a top priority. I figure it will have a unique design, because of what the oil tank is made of, and will have a cool look to it as well. Plus, since I already have a few canisters, it will only cost me for the bungs and the dipstick tube. Definitely beats paying out over $100 for a premade round oil tank.