Storing old gas tank

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  1. Camar068

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    I'm about to remove a saddle tank from the truck. How do I store it? I'm going to drain it and take the sender out. Just worried as I'm in a subdivision and don't know what to do with it. LOL....keep it full of water?

    The house burnt down in 2006...don't wanna do that again.
     
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    I offered both of my old 20 gallons up for free on Craigslist, but had no takers—probably because of how rural I am. I put them in my dump run trailer to throw them away.

    Are you trying to save them or chuck them? Mine have been sitting empty on that old trailer all summer without issue.
     
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    It sucks because im looking for a tank for my 78 on the right side and you guys are saying about selling them and storing them but i could afford shipping.
     
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    I stored one for about 2 years once before reinstalling. Just dumped it , rinsed it out with water, let it dry, used a weed sprayer it reach inside and spray it down with WD40, turned it upside down on a couple 4x4's so as not to collect water. Before I reused, rinsed it out with a bit of fresh gas, visually inspected the inside with small telescoping mirror and flashlight for cobwebs, small critters and such and was good to go.:cheers:
     
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    ended up getting all the gas out and stuck in in the back of the jon boat to dry out....warned wife not to ditch any cig's that way.

    Like a dumbass, I didn't vacuum the top of the sender before I pulled it. Some crap fell in, but didn't siphon out. Lesson learned lol.
     
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    I agree with the WD40. Just paint the inside with that and then seal it up good where dust won’t get in there. When you’re ready to use it, just rinse it out again.
     

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