What can I do with an old milk tank?

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  1. Nette

    Nette Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a 250 gallon milk tank in a building that I want to use as a chicken house, and it's in the way. As soon as I get rid of it, I know I'll think of a use for it. Any ideas on what that use might be?
     
  2. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    Stainless milk tanks like that can be converted into excellent bait fish tanks. Some welding and plumbing would be required, but you might advertise it to sell. If it's in good condtion, it should be worth something.
     

  3. Lrose

    Lrose Well-Known Member

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    My father-in-law used his tank as a watering trough for his cattle in the field. When there was a dry summer he put it on the truck and took it to the lake to get water for his cattle'. Worked great and didn't rust because it was stainless stell.
     
  4. fordson major

    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    if it's stainless steel then maple sap/sourgum sap, water resivoir, fish ,minnows,liquid plant food, frogs,large wash tank for vegys. or you could milk goats or sheep nand make cheese and soap.
     
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    raymilosh Well-Known Member

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    i have been looking for a large tank to use as part of a water cistern. If no one's suggestions work for you and you just want it gone, i'll come get it..assuming you don't live TOO far away. i live near Pittsboro which is in central NC, just west of Raleigh
    ray
     
  6. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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    People with small goat dairies look for small bulk tanks like that. They often don't have enough milk coming in to utilize a larger tank. You might advertize it on the goat boards.

    Kathleen
     
  7. Mutti

    Mutti Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Think a big tank like that would be great to develope a run-off system from a barn or garage to use for irrigating a garden. DEE
     
  8. KRH

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    If it is stainless a local winery may be interested. Many old milk tanks have found new life in the wine industry.
     
  9. jlxian

    jlxian Also known as Jean Supporter

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    Yes, a water reservoir is my first thought!
     
  10. Ed Norman

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    I've heard of someone using one in a radiant heat system.
     
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    comfortablynumb Well-Known Member

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    a 250 gal stainless steel tank would make a great still....
     
  12. Slev

    Slev Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Oh,... KRH...! That winery was gonna be my idea. KRH took my idea so I wrote some down on a paper, but my dog ate it, and I can't remember what all I wrote. Can I turn it in tomorrow?

    ...a bong...? If you're in Missouri I'd say maybe a Meth Lab or a Puppy Mill. Otherwise, I think the goat thing or winery, as hauling water can be done with those big plastic tanks.