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grinfax 10-15-2008 12:04 AM

water tank leak
My water tank is leaking, not much, a drop a second. It's a standard one piece plastic tank. It's leaking on the pipe to hose adapter on the tank side. There is some old silicone there. Is this a matter of just putting some more silicone on it or is there a better system for plugging that leak?

I am scared that if I remove the whole pipe to hose adapter I will not be able to get it back in.


poopdeckpappy 10-15-2008 12:45 AM

Weld it, it's probably a PE plastic and can be welded by you and in place

sailingdog 10-15-2008 05:33 AM

Silicone has very few uses on a boat IMHO. The stuff is useless for most applications on a boat, and downright dangerous in others.

Is the fitting on the tank leaking or is the connection leaking. If it is the latter, it can often be fixed by removing the hose and using teflon tape or plumbers putty on the connection and re-installing the hose. If the fitting actually has a pinhole leak, you can probably patch it pretty easily using the "repair candles" that are designed to patch PE tanks.

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