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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 01:42 PM

hi guys, dropped my weed eater, a stihl 106 and cracked the tank, (yeah i know its not a gt)i need help, thats what the wife says far to often, the tank is no longer available, i tried epoxy, fiberglass, jb weld,and still have gas trickling down my backside, i dont want to pull a richard prior and be running down the street in flames ha ha ha!! any other ideas? the dealers are no help all they want to do is sell me another machine for $500 and from the looks of it a piece of plastic junk. thanks for looking


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 01:58 PM

I've used Seal All with good success. Local in Farm or Hardware Stores

 

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Posted June 25, 2013 - 02:00 PM

Any of the above patches should work but you have to sand/rough up the plastic.  If the plastic is left smooth and slick nothing will stick to it.  Best of Luck! 


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 02:08 PM

I have had good luck doing ABS or Plastic Welding with a soldering iron. Here's a thread we had in Jan. 2011.

 

http://gardentractor...lastic welding

 

I recently re-welded the seam on my push mower gas tank, the glue just gave up I guess.


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 04:03 PM

I saw a guy weld up a split in plastic tank with soldering iron and strips cut from a milk container and it worked. He sanded the area split.


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 04:13 PM

Couple of products ive had good luck with here http://gardentractor...on/#entry267981


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 08:03 PM

thanks all i pulled out the soldering iron and and old tank, a little patch uses up a lot of material, fixed the one small crack about 1 inch long be now found a 3 inch one, will attemp that one tomorrow,


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Posted June 25, 2013 - 08:45 PM

I've been using this Kit from HF with quite a bit of success,  To reinforce your welded area you can imbed wire screen or cotter pins into the plastic and then over lay it with additional plastic.  You do have to be careful that the plastic you are using is compatible with the plastic your are repairing.


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