Cleaning Out Tank?

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  • bobwombat

Posted October 10, 2001 - 09:17 PM


i'd like to clean out my stock tank for temporary storage after converting to the Clarke/SDG seat combo (awesome). i'm wondering what the forum opinion is re: proper cleansing procedure. The objective is to not store a clump of toxic fumes in the garage....i've heard a number of grandma's old tales but will defer to the forum's collective wisdom. thx for all thoughts & suggesions. bobwombat

  • Taffy

Posted October 10, 2001 - 09:37 PM



take the cap off and put the tank on the end of the exhaust pipe of your car, van or bike.

run it for ten minutes.



  • Bill

Posted October 11, 2001 - 04:33 AM



I pulled the petcock and cap, filled it w/warm water and some Simple Green sloshed it around and blew it out, with the air. I used trash bags for wrapping it.


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  • bobwombat

Posted October 11, 2001 - 05:05 AM


taffy, i did as u said. but, was i supposed to remove the tank after 10 mins? everybody's asking why i'm driving around w/a blue plastic thing hanging off the end of my tailpipe! i don't quite feel sorted out yet; so, maybe i'll try bill's idea..... bobwombat

  • Taffy

Posted October 11, 2001 - 08:36 AM


"i don't feel quite sorted"! neh!!!!

yes but wouldn't it have been fun if it had back fired!!!



  • armourbl

Posted October 11, 2001 - 09:44 PM


Ok, I'm lost...

Was Taffy joking or serious about the exhaust thing....?

So I guess you got the tank Bob. You forgot to mention you received it already....


  • bobwombat

Posted October 11, 2001 - 10:33 AM


ben, got the Clarke WR to YZ conversion kit yesterday but i already knew i asked for the wrong (smaller) tank. i mailed it back today for the 3.3 gal tank which is STILL slimmer & lower up top than our WR tanks. u'll see my new set-up a week from saturday if not before.

as for Taffy, well, he's a card & a 1st class bloke to boot; all aces in my book.... if everyone gets too serious or uptight @ the forum, Taffy will straighten 'em out; right-o Taf?

good lord, i can just see some poor guy holding his tank up to the ass end of his truck right now.....



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