Well I prepared the tank for the Flex Set and got ready to flame prime the area. It is a bit cramped in there and I was worried about heating too much. My wife said "make sure you have the fire extinguisher ready!" "Why ,I don't need that, I'll be careful " I said. "Remember you are the idiot that burst the tank!"
"Good point" I say. so with extinguisher in hand i dove in and it actually went well.
Next mixed the 2 parts of F/S and started smearing everywhere. It looks and has the consistency like cake frosting. Don't think it tastes like it though! I used the drill to cut a thousand holes in a piece of plexiglass and it fit nicely around the collar. Pushed up on it and it did squish out and give that warm and fuzzy feeling that Mike talked about.
I took Mike's advice and let it cure for 72 hours and then put it back together. I had trouble with the o'rings on the valve and had to reseat them several times. then came the big test. Filled up with some water. No leak on the tank....good. BUT it was weeping around the fitting. Dumped the water and reTefloned like crazy and back together again. Now with all this it was too late to test. Next morning filled up and no leak on the test or the fitting....good BUT it was leaking around the o'rings
. So we dump again and take the valve apart ( getting pretty good at that!). Reseat the o'rings again and put it back together. Fill up with water and so far no leaks anywhere
So if it stays like that I will be a happy camper! Best of all I'm not on my wife's "idiot" list anymore. At least temporarily !