[Public-list] water tank
gdinwiddie at alberg30.org
Fri Jun 11 06:03:11 PDT 2004
If your tank is original, I believe you'll find that it's formed by the
hull and a fiberglass bulkhead, with an aluminum top pop-riveted on.
The aluminum corrodes and the pop-rivets leak.
A flexible tank will certainly wear through much sooner than even the
original tank took to leak. I would just replace the top of the
original tank with something other than raw aluminum and pop-rivets.
While you're at it, coating the inside of the tank with epoxy is a good
On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 12:59:32PM -0400, hdoliner at kwplaw.com wrote:
> Hi All,
> My water tank (I believe it's original equipment) appears to be
> leaking due to corrosion; the water towards the bottom was rusty
> w/metal flakes. Has anybody had experience with cutting away the
> top of the metal tank and inserting a (Plastimo) Flexible Water Tank
> inside it? Would the flexible tank move around too much inside the
> fixed tank so as to abrade away or to break hose connections? If
> so, what's the best way to secure it? Any alternatives to this kind
> of fix? I'd like to avoid the expense and losing more space involved
> in completely removing the old tank.
> Harlan Doliner, "Evergreen" #489
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