water tank repair

Submitted: Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 10:58
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What's the best stuff to use to repair a black plastic water tank.

Jackablue
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Reply By: joc45 - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 14:08

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 14:08
If it's made of polypropylene, you will probably have difficulty, as most adhesives will not take to it. There are firms which do welding with a special adhesive. Check the yellow pages
Gerry
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Follow Up By: jackablue - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 14:26

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 14:26
Thanks anyway, looks like a new tank.

Cheers

Jackablue
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Reply By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 17:19

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 17:19
Is it cracked, split or holed ?
How big is the damaged area ?

Regards, Mark
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Follow Up By: jackablue - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:41

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:41
just cracked.

I bought a 2nd hand camper trailer & thought I would add a water tank. Using an old one off my fathers caravan to see how it works out, & then replace with a new one later. Didn't want to pay out the cash to begin with for something that wasn't really right for what I want.

Jackablue
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Reply By: Member - Jeffrey - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:33

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 18:33
Hi Jackablue,
Panel beating shops should be able to set you strait,if the plastic is a weldable grade..they use the same material that your tank is made of, but instead of a flame,or an arc, the use a very hot stream of air,just like oxy but with air,what you have to do is check which is the cheapest way repair/replace do your homework.
All The Best In Health And Wealth
Jeff
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:34

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:34
If this was to happen out bush a flat head screwdriver heated from the coals of a fire could be used to melt it over untill you get home.

Kev.
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Reply By: Member - Jeffrey - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 17:07

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 17:07
Hi Kev,
Back of bourke,... I agree anything to get home or out of trouble.But once you get home don't become complacent get it fixed properly, my dad was a bush mec and I tell you what that man could get us home everytime,Ive still got a rotor button he fixed one hols with a ring pull bandade and some fishing line.
All The Best In Health And Wealth
Jeff
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Reply By: ROLANDE - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:42

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:42
Have just been looking at a site called camel water tanks, have one just for under the trailer and looks much stronger than black one you mentioned which I was also looking at, found out about this as recommendation from other campers.
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