How to Seal a Plastic Trimmer Tank
Any drop or mechanical impact may cause cracks. And the water-permeable container becomes useless. But stick a plastic water tank it is quite possible that she should serve properly for some time.
To seal a plastic barrel is quite possible at home. We will consider two options for how to eliminate holes in plastic barrels and other containers.
For work, the following materials and tools will be required:
- Stainless mesh (you can take aluminum, copper),
- 100 watt soldering iron.
- Cut off a piece of mesh with scissors.
- We fix the grid at the place of damage to the depth of the thickness of the grid.
- We align it along the seam, moving along the entire plane. At the same time, we solder the grid in parallel with a soldering iron, hold the free edge with a knife, and immediately after cooling, cool with a heat exchanger (knife) – this is an important rule so that the grid does not bristle.
- We introduce the entire mesh into the seam using this method.
- At the end of the work, the seam is completely sealed and reinforced, which gives it strength.
- Repeat the procedure on the back of the tank.
If you have to repair a container in which water is under pressure, you can resort to another method.
To work, you will need:
- Flexible plastic patch
- Building hair dryer
- Protective gloves.
- Wipe the damaged area, remove dirt.
- We start to heat with a hairdryer at low power, so as not to burn a hole, a place with a defect.
- We heat the patch with a hairdryer on the side that will be adjacent to the crack. Gray is already at a higher power.
- We apply the patch to the place of damage and continue to warm up with a hairdryer, adding more power. Protective gloves must be worn on hands so as not to burn yourself. It is important not to overheat the surface.
- Smooth the patch with your fingers and wait for cooling. Pour water and check the quality of work.
The first methodology in practice proved the most effective. The second is more likely to be a temporary measure.
How to seal a plastic tank or a barrel for water – the choice of epoxy
If the defect in the plastic container is small, you can use epoxy glue. Two-component epoxy glue will help to effectively solve the problem of a leaky plastic tank.
It is characterized by increased resistance to moisture and chemicals, polymerizes in just 1 hour, not combustible.
It is necessary to cut off the required amount of glue, knead with clean hands until a homogeneous mass is obtained, mold a cone from it and insert it into the tank opening. Securely lock for a few minutes.
Then you need to wait 2 hours, after which the container can be operated.
Well-established epoxy adhesive-plasticine Contact. It can be used directly under water, resistant to moisture.
Features of Contact epoxy glue:
- Restores the shape of products, and also hermetically fills voids,
- Not afraid of not only water, but also oils, solvents,
- The repaired tank can be used at temperatures from 40 ° C to 150 ° C,
- Within 3-5 minutes the glue can be corrected, and after an hour it can be cleaned, grinded and subjected to other mechanical influences,
- Glue is sold ready to use.
The cost of this composition is from 150 rubles per package in 50 g.
Video: How to Seal a Plastic Trimmer Tank
Also have similar properties General Purpos Permapoxy Permatex adhesives (from 314 rubles per 25 ml) and Plastic Weld Permapoxy PERMATEX (from 320 rubles per 25 ml).
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The trimmer’s fuel tank is an airtight container with two openings: a filler neck closed by a locking cap, and an outlet through which gasoline first flows into the fuel filter and then into the engine of the lawn mowers.
To prevent damage to the walls of the gas tank inside is laid with additional protection in the form of plastic or steel plates.
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The fuel tank of the trimmer is not such an important detail as, for example, a carburetor or piston group, but if it malfunctions, you are unlikely to be able to use the lawn mower, at least for a long time.
What important aspects should be considered when buying a gas tank lawn mowers.
There are only two options – either plastic or metal. Plastic fuel tanks, as a more budget option, are installed on inexpensive trimmers of Russian and Chinese production. Metal gas tanks are equipped with more expensive lawn mowers of a semi-professional and professional level.
There is no significant difference in operation of the first and second, however, in the event of damage to the plastic gas tank, it will be extremely difficult to restore the original tightness. On online forums you can easily find questions from lawn mowers about how best to seal a plastic tank. And often the only right answer is to get a new one in return for the damaged one.
For all its apparent simplicity, the gas tank is equipped with a number of auxiliary devices, such as, for example, a valve hole on its cover, through which air enters the fuel tank, filling the space to replace gasoline consumed.
With poor-quality manufacturing of the same valve hole, which should, in principle, work in only one direction, one can observe a “reverse draft” when gasoline vapor evaporates through it. And if you take into account the features of the lawn mowing operation – in the hot summer under direct sunlight, even steel, even though the plastic tank heats up no worse than a frying pan – the fuel loss from such fumes can be very significant.
In the worst case, even a trickle of gasoline with a height of up to 10 cm can break through from the valve. True, here the problem is not in the valve itself, but in disruption of the pipes connecting the gas tank to the carburetor.
But in both cases, all this is very dangerous – both concentrated gasoline fumes and liquid gasoline can easily ignite in contact with hot metal. That is why it is so important to choose the best fuel tank for the trimmer.
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We sell gas tanks not only to hand braids, but also to lawn mowers. The latter differ both in volume and in their configuration, as well as in the method of attachment.
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Firstly, our experts will help you determine the specific model of this part, which will best suit the particular features of your lawn mowers.
Finally, you are advised to find out what is the price at which we sell the trimmer belt.