Gas Can Repair

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Lirette Lawn Care LLC, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Lirette Lawn Care LLC

    Lirette Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Member
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    3B33DFF9-219D-43B6-B8F9-DA6381383CEB.jpeg I have a 5 gallon can that is splitting at the seam, is there any way to repair this?

    Thanks,
    Lirette Lawn Care
     
  2. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Id just get a new one... Not worth the ag
     
  3. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Go to the hardware or auto repair store and get a tube of "Seal All". It's made for gas and oil repairs.
     
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  4. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yep. By me, there are these nice people who pick up stuff like that at the curb for "repair".
     
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  5. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not on thermoplastic is isn't.
     
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  6. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    After all that and spending 8 bucks or so for adhesvive, it just doesnt seem worth it.

    Im replacing all my cans this year, except diesel. Well overdue. Want to get the no spill and see how they hold up, friend has one with good results
     
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  7. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Then an EPOXY type glue.
    "Permatex" brand (at the auto store) makes a plastic gas tank/can repair kit.
    As does JB Weld "PlasticWeld".
     
  9. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    So this splitting has to be caused (Or partially) by the cans swelling up and building presure?
     
  10. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Look, jes' slap a little duct tape on it and yer good to go.
     
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