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I have an old/ defunct water tank in my airing cupboard. I would like this removed- how would this be best done and is it dangerous? I'm not sure what the tank is made of.

Many thanks for your help


eek dunno why the photo is rotated it is in the top of the cupboard


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If its empty, cut it up into smaller pieces...........with an angle grinder.

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It's made of galvanised steel. It's not dangerous in itself, only because it's heavy. Remove the centre piece of wood and it should slide out.

Leave it at the end of your drive and it'll be gone within a day :lol:


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My Old Man circa 1957, asked the rag and bone man to take away our old galvanised hot water tank, he did as far as the alley entrance. 555


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Cantseeitfrommyhouse wrote:
It's made of galvanised steel. It's not dangerous in itself, only because it's heavy. Remove the centre piece of wood and it should slide out.

Leave it at the end of your drive and it'll be gone within a day :lol:


If you want it gone quicker, put a price on it! :lol:

Actually saying that, I had an old step ladder that needed going but was too big to fit in the car and I couldn't be arsed to walk it to the tip. Put it outside with a sign saying £10, expecting it to get nicked overnight. Few hours later, knock on the door, bloke gave me a tenner and went away very happy. :mrgreen:


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I wish more people would leave useful stuff out. The amount of stuff I see getting skipped everytime I go to the tip saddens me. :sad:


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We put 2 chairs outside earlier in the week. 1 big "comfy" chair and 1 "dinning table" chair.

Notice: Free

2 days later both gone :wink:

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Just means taking the woodwork out. If you use a very thin kerf saw you'll be able to put that centre piece back almost invisibly

A grinder is most definitely not the right tool to use because of the limited cut and general mess and damage - mostly making this point because people try to do it in the loft and set fire to something :lol:

If you must cut it up a reciprocating saw is the way to go :salute:

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thank you so much for your help!

Only issue is the wooden thing has the wiring for my kitchen behind it! eek so care will be needed.


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Just to add a friend of mine put a bike outside with a sign 'please take'. The next day the sign was missing but the bike is still there. I thought it was very funny but he was not amused.

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