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    Re-purposing refrigerant jugs?

    Before the sh** storm bears down; I have no intentions of re-filling or pressurizing said tanks. I got a new MIG welder and was searching through the scrap pile for things to practice on and with all these 404 jugs laying around, it got me wondering.

    Has anybody cut them apart and made something? I was thinking of a few things....

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    You could make garden spiders, garden pigs and many other sculptures. Have fun and share pics!


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    Portable air tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lytning View Post
    Portable air tank.
    Can't do this. They are not internally treated to prevent rust and eventual rust through.


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    I would love to hear your ideas. The next one I thought of was little closeable bar-b-que pits!


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    A good idea, Ice. Were you in Top Gun?


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    Could make some lamps with the metal shade

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    R2D1????


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    Hahaha

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    we shoot at them with various calibers of rifles. Then hang color changing or normal LED bulbs inside. They make good party lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lytning View Post
    Portable air tank.
    You're being funny right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcstl View Post
    R2D1????
    R290D2

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    Some cool ones I found on the interweb




    Not refrigerant jugs but propane tanks
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    When I was a lot younger, poorer, dumber, and in tech school I used to cut them in half with an oxy/acetylene torch, then smooth them out with a grinder. Then would also cut refrigerator wire shelving. With 1/2 I would make a small charcoal grille (the end with the handle) and the other 1/2 would be a planter for my pot plants. I made a lot of them for my buddies also

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttwheat View Post
    Some cool ones I found on the interweb




    Not refrigerant jugs but propane tanks
    I like the SpongeBob Squaretank!


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    I like the small grill idea, those fire pits are awesome too. Those drum things rock, looks like some fancy cutting wheel action or plasma cutter. Those flower things are something else....

    I was thinking of fake bombs or torpedoes for wall art or whatever. We have shot a bunch of them up too, but they end up at the scrap yard where they look at you kind of funny, but I thought you were supposed to puncture them anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcstl View Post
    I like the SpongeBob Squaretank!
    I thought that was a minion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    I thought that was a minion.
    It really looks like my sman squarepants. I lead a sheltered life and have not seen the Minion movies. But you are right. However, I have now given someone an idea for an empty r290.


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