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    Default Poly tank repair

    My department just bought a pumper that was rear ended. The body damage we're not having much of a problem figuring out how to fix due to having several body repair guys on the department. However, due to the way it was hit we've got a leak in the poly tank.

    This leak is coming from a 90 degree angle where the sump box meets the tank. It looks like one of the welds just came loose. Has anyone messed with one of these to know a fix? We're trying to find a nearby plastic welder and even considering some kind of epoxy. Any ideas would be a great help.

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    Try Permalite Plastics Sea-Goin Epoxy

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    Or contact the Mfg. who often has a nearby repair facility.They drove out and fixed a leak(seam)we had right in the station.T.C.

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    I've been trying to find a resin, a lot of them say they won't adhere to polyethylene and another poly-something. We actually contacted the manufacturer the other day, we were informed it was "unethical" for us to ask how to repair it. They wanted to send a tech up here and us pay $55/per hour while he travelled and $75/hour while he worked on it. With a total budget that we've got of $20,000, that kind of money is out of the question.

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    Try a little PVC pipe primer/cleaner before doing the repair. Worst case scenario, it doesn't work and you pay them for the job.

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    Artie,If you mess with it,don't fix it and have to call them in one of two scenerios will existne,if you chemically altered the repair area they won't touch it or two,you just cost yourself a bunch of money.The cheapest way to fix this tank is to have the Mfg's rep fix it.Yeah it might cost a bit more up front,but it should be fixed right and at least when they did ours it was a warrantied repair:Ie if it leaked from the same spot again it would be repaired free of charge.Poly tanks can only be fixed with a couple procedures and the best ones are fairly tightly controlled by the mfgs and are kinda site specific.We use UPF tanks with excellent success and have for a number of years.T.C.

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    We had one of our repaired twice. We called the truck rep. and they contacted the tank company. Had to unload the hose bed before they got to our station, but no charge for the repair.

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