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Old 07-11-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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Question about repairs for tanks.

Let me first say I'm rather ignorant about the 1986 Glendale (a Canadian make) that I bought but am learning as I spend money with each breakdown.

Question: Are the grey water and black water tanks on Rv's of this age made of a plastic, aluminum, or steel?

Situation : It appears that my grey water tank has spring a leak near one corner just above a seam. I can push my little finger through.

What can I use to repair this?
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They are most likely plastic.

Eternabond tape, applied to a clean dry surface and rolled down hard will seal a crack for as long as you own the rig.

There are also a variety of plastic mending kits, and lastly, a plastic fabrication shop can "weld" plastic.
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Thank you

I appreciate your help and will look into tape or plastic bonding putty.
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Odds are they're Polypropelene which you will discover that nothing really adheres to properly.

In order to fix poly tanks, one must "weld" the cracks using scrap poly pieces and a heat source to melt the plastic together.

I did similar fixing a split in the side of my fresh water tank, but since I didn't have extra poly, I used the stove burner in the camper and a flat head screw driver to melt the crack back together, then used a poly radiator patch kit to help reinforce it.
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