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    Senior Member Wee Dram's Avatar
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    Best way to repair an effluent tank

    I have a tank made from a couple of rings from a howard harvest store. One of the sheets has sprung a leak, there is a hole in it about the same diameter as a pencil, a rust blister possibly?
    I have plugged up the hole and am going to empty the tank tomorrow but what is the best way to repair it? Are there any do's or don'ts? I don't fancy getting inside so anything would need to be done from the outside.
    The tank has only been up for about 10 years but obviously the sheets have had a previous life. Any opinions whether this is likely to be a one off or is the tank coming to the end of it's usefulness.

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    Re: Best way to repair an effluent tank

    Probably best to check rest of tank.
    But to repair I would tack weld a bolt to a long rod and put a metal patch with rubber gasket over bolt. Off a ladder pass bolt down inside and through hole, get assistant to put another patch on end of bolt And tighten up. Break off rod.

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    Re: Best way to repair an effluent tank

    Be very Wary!
    Know of one similar, proper slurry rings.....hole appeared.
    Bit of investigation....whoosh....slurry avalanche!

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    Re: Best way to repair an effluent tank

    I would get expert advice. The thought of a panel bursting does not bear thinking about.
    Is Mick Moor on this forum as I believe he is said man
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    Re: Best way to repair an effluent tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Exfarmer View Post
    I would get expert advice. The thought of a panel bursting does not bear thinking about.
    Is Mick Moor on this forum as I believe he is said man
    Thanks Exfarmer, I'm here!
    Coming up to Newton Stewart to do the very same job in a few weeks time. The tank must be empty, though. I'll have a look and either repair or condemn. Best ring me, or PM and I'll ring you. Evenings are usually, quite honestly, best, but I should be around a phone until Thursday night.
    Silos, tanks, - and much more! www.mickmoor.co.uk

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    Re: Best way to repair an effluent tank

    Thanks very much for the offer Mick. I had intended to stick a bolt through the hole with a bit of mastic and hope for the best but I have spoken with the guy who erected the tank and he is going to come out and give it a check over. He is thinking it is probably best plated from the inside. so I will just leave it till he has been out.
    Anyway thanks for the offer.

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