Leaf Blower
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The bottom of my gas tank has small cracks in it and over a weeks time any gas left in the tank will leak out.  My blower is so old that the tank is no longer in stock. The one that was sent me is much smaller and does not fit the base. Is there something I can put on the bottom to seal the small cracks that gas will not affect. For now, I empty out the tank when I am finished using the blower.

Thank you for your assistance
Herb
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  Re: Leaf Blower by Herb (The bottom of my gas...)
This will make that work like newWinkgrin

Otherwise, there are gasket making compounds at auto parts stores, but I've had trouble getting something both fuel resistant and effective at adhering to a plastic gas tank.
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  Re: Leaf Blower by Herb (The bottom of my gas...)
(08-08-2018, 10:36 AM)Herb Wrote: The bottom of my gas tank has small cracks in it and over a weeks time any gas left in the tank will leak out.  My blower is so old that the tank is no longer in stock. The one that was sent me is much smaller and does not fit the base. Is there something I can put on the bottom to seal the small cracks that gas will not affect. For now, I empty out the tank when I am finished using the blower.

Thank you for your assistance

I'm almost certain they make 2 part epoxy that is specifically gas proof; clean the outside of the tank with MS and slather on some.  Whatddya got to lose?
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  Re: RE: Leaf Blower by Admiral ([quote='Herb' pid='7...)
JB Weld and a piece of fiberglass cloth.      I would clean with something non oily such as brake clean first along with a little sanding to roughen up the surface.   Roly
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  Re: Leaf Blower by Herb (The bottom of my gas...)
Web search came up with this.

Is the cracked area where you can apply stuff to it?  

There were several other sealers that turned up but most said they were only for steel tanks. No
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  Re: RE: Leaf Blower by Wild Turkey ([url=https://www.ace...)
(08-08-2018, 10:04 PM)Wild Turkey Wrote: Web search came up with this.

Is the cracked area where you can apply stuff to it?  

There were several other sealers that turned up but most said they were only for steel tanks. No

They are fine cracks that I attribute to age. Sort of like hairline cracks.
Herb
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#17
  Re: Leaf Blower by Herb (The bottom of my gas...)
Get a tube of Seal-all. It will work on a leaking gas tank. I've used for over 50 years ever since I found a tube in my late grandpa's workshop.
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  Re: RE: Leaf Blower by cndamm (Get a tube of Seal-a...)
(08-09-2018, 07:27 AM)cndamm Wrote: Get a tube of Seal-all. It will work on a leaking gas tank. I've used for over 50 years ever since I found a tube in my late grandpa's workshop.

Thank you and to the other suggestions.
Herb
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#19
  Re: Leaf Blower by Herb (The bottom of my gas...)
Here. VersaChem from Orielly's. It's held for 2 months now.
Pricey at 16.00

https://www.forums.woodnet.net/showthrea...ank+repair

You gotta be quick, and be ready, as it sets up *fast*

Winkgrin
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  Re: Leaf Blower by Herb (The bottom of my gas...)
(08-08-2018, 11:22 AM)Admiral Wrote: I'm almost certain they make 2 part epoxy that is specifically gas proof; clean the outside of the tank with MS and slather on some.  Whatddya got to lose?

Might drill a couple holes and use the epoxy on the inside and outside to lock it in place, so it doesn't just pop off slick plastic.
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