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Old 09-14-2018, 02:10 PM   #1
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Our 2017 Fleetwood Discovery LXE 40D fresh water tank drain fitting that is attached to the tank broke loose and dump 100 gals of water. What would someone use to re-attach that fitting to the tank that will take the pressure of 100 gallons of water pushing against it?
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Our 2017 Fleetwood Discovery LXE 40D fresh water tank drain fitting that is attached to the tank broke loose and dump 100 gals of water. What would someone use to re-attach that fitting to the tank that will take the pressure of 100 gallons of water pushing against it?
It needs to be spin welded to the tank. Short of that I don't think there's anything that will bond adequately to the tank plastic. Most rv repair places should be able to weld a fitting in. You might be able to use a rubber expansion plug as a temporary fix so you can at least use the tank.
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It needs to be spin welded to the tank. Short of that I don't think there's anything that will bond adequately to the tank plastic.

My wife keeps saying just put some Flex Seal Clear Tape on it.

What is "Spin Welding" and what kind of business would be capable of doing that kind of repair? I doubt our local RV repair shop would have that kind of capabilities.
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Just check with our favorite RV repair shop and he said they repair tanks and they do have the stuff to spin weld it and plastic weld.
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Just check with our favorite RV repair shop and he said they repair tanks and they do have the stuff to spin weld it and plastic weld.
Excellent. Spin welding isn’t as exotic as it sounds. They basically have a fixture that chucks the fitting in a drill motor. Then they just spin it in place until the friction heats up the plastic and “welds” the two pieces together. Most shops can do it.
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