Checking A Gas Tank For Leaks
Posted August 27, 2012 - 09:15 AM
Posted August 27, 2012 - 10:16 AM
Posted August 27, 2012 - 10:21 AM
Dan, is this the tank that I sold you? If so, I'm sorry. I had no idea that there were holes. I held the tank up to see if any sunlight showed through, and didn't see any, so I assumed the tank was good. It even looked good on the outside. I'm sorry buddy. I was hoping to help you, not hurt you.
Edited by johndeereelfman, August 27, 2012 - 10:21 AM.
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 03:31 PM
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 05:14 PM
A good way to test for pinholes is to put a plug in the bottom, put the tank in the fridge overnight. The next day, put the cap on with something to seal it so the vent won't work & submerse it in warm water.
As the water heats up the tank, the air expands and vents out the holes. Doesn't take long and you want to be ready to vent it as soon as you take it out, the pressure can build up more than you'd expect. Just don't leave it in there to long, a weak spot could become a hole from the pressure.
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Posted September 13, 2012 - 08:41 AM
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Posted December 09, 2012 - 03:59 PM