Hole in gas tank

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by promower, May 23, 2004.

  1. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a very small hole on the top of the gas tank on my mower. Whats the best way to fix this?
     
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If its a plastic tank put a sheet metal screw in it. If its a steel tank use a gas tank repair product. Even JB Weld will work.
     
  3. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What kind of mower? Drain the tank, and patch the leak with silicon. This will get you by for a while.
     
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    SILICONE will not work on gas. It will disolve.:blob2:
     
  5. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    JB Weld .
     
  6. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if it's plastic go to the hardware store and get some epoxy that doesn't require a lot of heat to set. that will take care of it. if it's metal jb should work. how big is the hole, rough guess.
     
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
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    Marine Epoxy works wonders, and you can repair your aluminum boat while you are at it. I have about eight yrs. on my Bobcat gas tank my catcher had knocked a hole in riding on the trailer.
     
  8. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ive used silicon on both fuel lines and tanks and had success. Only a temporary fix, like I said.
     

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