2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
How To Fix A Crack on Fuel TankDouglas Fast, Dallas, Oregon: "I filled my above-ground refurbished fuel tank with 4,000 gal. of diesel fuel only to discover there was a crack on the lower side of the tank, which leaked about a half gallon of fuel per hour. Making sure the connection around the lid of the tank was airtight, I connected my shop vac to the lid to create suction (negative pressure) which stopped the leak. I was then able to apply an epoxy sealant to the crack, which sealed the leak. After 24 hours I shut off the shop vac, and my problem was solved."
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