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Old 09-09-2020, 10:39 PM   #1
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Guys I need to seal a gas tank or glue it on my small Poulan chainsaw. Recommendations please! Thank you
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Old 09-09-2020, 11:27 PM   #2
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Epoxy?
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Old 09-09-2020, 11:35 PM   #3
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Just what would seal it inside or weld it on the outside.
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Old 09-10-2020, 12:40 AM   #4
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What caused it? Puncture? Rust?

We speaking of a nylon type tank ? U say weld...steel?
Replace it....nothing will work well
Likely new replacement tank not available?
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Order a new one, or try the 2 part epoxy.
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Old 09-10-2020, 07:10 AM   #6
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list the model- might have a spare tank for you.......
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:56 AM   #7
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If it is plastic you cam melt it with a soldering iron and build up the hole just like you would welding up a hole.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:48 AM   #8
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Tried all of these solutions nothing works, you’ll end up getting a new tank or sorry to say scrap it.
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If the tank has deteriorated from the use of gasohol you'll have to replace it w/a new gasohol resistant tank.
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Old 09-10-2020, 02:54 PM   #10
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I've heard good things about this product.
Not cheap, that's for sure.
I have not used it.
Good luck.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/CASWELL-EPO...53.m1438.l2649
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:24 PM   #11
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There is no replacement available from what I can find out. When I said weld, there is such a thing as plastic welding now that is done on newer cars. For instance the bumper. I don’t know what caused it. Seems to have just started. It is inside a metal cover and there is now way something could have punctured it. It may be a nylon tank, to Métis plastic. Any ideas
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:25 PM   #12
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Ronn the gas tank is on a Poulan micro xxv. Been a very good little saw . And has plenty of power now for its small size.
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dbaldwi3 that’s what I’m afraid of, having to scrap it. Runs good for its size and age. I’ve had it a really long time. I’m the first owner.
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:35 PM   #14
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1930-Pickup, thanks for the link. $52. dollars is sizeable but it’s my choice. I just hate to give up using it when it runs so good. Looked on eBay, no luck. ronn said he might have one, hope so. Thanks for all responses.
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1930-Pickup, thanks for the link. $52. dollars is sizeable but it’s my choice. I just hate to give up using it when it runs so good. Looked on eBay, no luck. ronn said he might have one, hope so. Thanks for all responses.
If you do use that tank sealer, please let us know the results. I was thinking of using it as a fuel resistant connection sealer.
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Old 09-11-2020, 06:29 AM   #16
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I dont have that one. Might also want to check out Hirsch gas tank sealer. they use it on planes..... I have had great success with it, but dont know regarding plastic. It does seal holes.
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