Hello all -
I had an old - VERY old - Coleman camping stove in the
basement. My parents bought it in the late 50's or early
60's, and it was probably used only a few times and then put
away. It been down in the basement ever since.
It ran off "BernzOMatic" 14.4oz tanks, two of them.
I took the tanks out, and took the rest of the stove to a
scrapyard and got rid of it, but I still have the tanks.
Even after fifty years, the tanks still have fuel in them. I
can open the valve, and you can hear and feel the gas coming
I tried taking them to a place that recycles propane tanks,
and they won't take them. They said it's NOT propane in the
tanks, but something else.
I want to get rid of these safely. I could hide them in the
trash, but am a little uncomfortable about doing something
that might put others in danger.
Any way to safely empty these?
Perhaps just take them to where there's little chance of an
open flame, open the valve, and let them drain on their own?