Ok, here's the deal. I bought an old 500 gallon propane tank for a project. As I cut the old valves off, the stink attracted flies like mad. I looked in the tank (hasn't had gas in it for years) and there was about a pint of an oily substance. I rolled the tank to dump it out. Dadgum it reeks. That was a mistake..... I then filled the tank with water, dish detergent, simple green, and any other cleaner I could get ahold of. I still smell mercaptan. I'm pretty sure it's where that little bit was dumped out. Any ideas on how to get rid or diffuse this stuff? It's unreal stinky.
Next time I'll bring the tank over to Blake's place and let him drain it.
I'm going to keep the tank full for a few days to hopefully leach out the stink inside. I just don't know what to do with the dollar-sized slick in the gravel where I rolled the tank.
BTW, for those not in the know, Mercaptan is what they put into propane and natural gas to make it very stinky. It takes only one part per billion for a human to smell it. Gas leaks are very noticeable because of this additive.