Leaking gas tank

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gus, May 3, 2000.

  1. Gus

    Gus LawnSite Member
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    Any tips on fixing a 1/8 in dia hole in a plastic fuel tank on my w.b.? <p>----------<br>gus....<br>
     
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Nut and bolt, neoprene washer on each side.<p>Bill
     
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    good idea on the nut and bolt.<p>wouldn't silicone caulk hold if applied properly and cured also?<p>good luck<br>GEO
     
  4. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
    Posts: 309

    Only if you want silicon in your carb.It plugs jets very good.Experiance talks.
     
  5. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    I used a product called epoxy ribbon worked great, I never did have to do anything else to the gas tank on my old car, the hole was about the size of a quarter. <br>Some J-B weld would work also. Jim
     
  6. Alan

    Alan Member
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    There is a product called &quot;Seal All&quot; that works like magic on gas tank leaks. On a poly tank exposed to the elements I'm not sure I would trust it for a permanent fix, but it will stop a flowing leak as a way to get through a job. I've used it on metal tanks and is is fantastic, only used it once on a poly 5 gal can. It seemd to hold for quite a while. I've still got that can around here, use it for diesel fuel for parts washing now.
     

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