Gray Water Tank Leaking - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-31-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Gray Water Tank Leaking

Hi Everyone,

We had the bearings packed and three new tires put on our trailer yesterday. On the way home, Michael noticed that the gray water tank was leaking right where the plastic drain pipe comes out of the tank. Is there a good way to reseal the connection or do you think we need to replace the tank assembly?

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Nancy
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Old 05-31-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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Hi Nancy.
Last summer I noticed the gray-water tank on our trailer was seeping from
numerous places. It appears that over the years, it had been damaged by the
effects of pulling it over gravel roads. The tank is exposed on the bottom
with no sort of covering or protection. I think it is made of polyethylene,
which is apparently a difficult material to find patching for. There are
people who weld it, or I could provide the specs for the tank and have a
new one made up, but I thought I would (characteristically) try something
cheaper first. I used some stuff called Seal-all which is sort of a general
purpose patching stuff which, according to the package, can even be used
on gas tanks.

It stopped the leaks last season, but I haven't checked yet to find whether
it is still effective. I think I will look at making up some sort of cover
for the tank to protect it from the gravel.

If you don't get more appropriate responses, you might try the Seal-all
before you replace your tank.
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Old 06-01-2003, 08:30 AM   #3
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Mine too!

Nancy, mine drips too, couple of drips an hour. Poking around, where mine leaks, looks like a gasket of some sort. Or, I wonder if it's just a silicone-type seal? Hummm, I haven't seen my trailer since last fall....parked in RV storage. It's definitely something I want to fix before my first trip this year. Please let me know what you decide/find out.

"Inquiring minds want to know.":feet
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Old 06-02-2003, 09:50 PM   #4
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Rock, What type of store carries Seal-all?

and people really weld pastic? interesting. that could be lots of fun. :)
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Hi Jana
I used seal all a number of years ago on my fresh water tank.It had a 4 square inch hole in it.I used seal all and it workrd great.If you can't find any let me know and I will get you some.:wave
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:47 PM   #6
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Ches, I have a feeling I'm going to need some. I have some holes to cut for the black tank.:wak. but I'll look around here for it first before I put you to the trouble.
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Jana, most hardware or automotive stores around here carry the stuff.
http://www.eclecticproducts.com/sealall/home.asp
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