> So now on to plan B - drag the thing outside, get it hot
> enough to melt the plastic, scrape out what I can, and burn the rest
> off with a propane torch. I'm still concerend that this thing will
> smell like burning plastic forever after.
Don't send a boy to do a man's job.
The typical torch supplied with a bottle for the home owner is
basically a drug addicts tool.
To do this job, you need a BURNER.
As far as smoke, smell, etc, 2,800F for 0.1 second solves a lot of
Trust me, been there, done that.
If you know someone in the asphalt parking lot paving business, you
are in luck.
Asphalt people have a 500,000 BTU, cast iron, hand held burners used
to seal the seams between passes.
A case of beer and some sweet talk, they might just stop buy and burn
it out for you.
There won't be any residue.
I used 2 of these burners (1,000,000 BTU) to melt and pour 20,000 lbs
of lead into over 650, 30 lb pigs.
Still have the burners.
If you are in SoCal, maybe we can work something out.