aluminum tank leak?

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aluminum tank leak?

Postby gary » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:07 pm

A bottom weld of my aluminum veg tank is leaking from what seams to be a friction pt. If I do not want to disconnect and drain to have it welded can I just clean and sand the joint and use jb weld? What other product would be better? Thanks
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Postby SunWizard » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:04 pm

I have used it with success on an oil pan with small seeping cracks. Rough it up with coarse sandpaper. Clean it very well with lacquer thinner or other good solvent. Extend at least an inch beyond the crack in all directions.
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Postby Burbarian » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:14 pm

WELD ALUMINUM WITH A PROPANE TORCH!
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$12.99 at Harborfreight

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Postby mortarsprayer » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:59 pm

Hello Gary,
I would follow Sun's approach until you can clean the tank and add a plate over the problem area. I would suggest using JB-Kwik so any oil leak has less time to cause a problem.

http://jbweld.net/products/jbkwik.php

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