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Old 09-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #11
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New tank. The fittings will be welded on.
Buying a new tank might not be much fun but imagine a repaired tank failing at the campsite.
Repairing plastic that has been exposed to the elements or "other stuff" is virtually impossible.

Smart to do the tank. Having a repair fail as you are on the highway with a trooper behind you would have been the worst possible result - and with my luck the likely result.

Thanks for the great pics.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #12
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I repaired my tank with a crack about the same as yours. The product is called Plasti- mend. cost about $50.00.
Was yours a cracked wall or a cracked fitting? I think a cracked wall is a far different issue than a cracked fitting. To me, a cracked fitting = new tank.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:12 AM   #13
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Was yours a cracked wall or a cracked fitting? I think a cracked wall is a far different issue than a cracked fitting. To me, a cracked fitting = new tank.
I'm not near my computer to send u photos. I also added a hanger strap, as there was nothing holding pipe til near main outlet.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #14
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thanks for the pics, they may come in handy as I hit a hubcap lying in the road and damaged the grey water system. A Y connection in the grey water piping underneath the PUP had a huge crack and dripped, this was easily fixed. What was not seen was damage to the shower drain. We would get water running across the floor inside the camper and could not figure out where the water was coming from. We always saw the water up front around the frig and water pump. Finally took it to a repair shop and they found it (and only because I just happen to bring it in without dumping the grey). It was damage to the shower drain and when the grey water tank was full, it is flowing out onto the floor, under the dinette and to the front of the camper rather than backing up into the shower pan. To fix it, they will have to remove the bath. Have not had it fixed yet, so have been using an external tote for the grey (we do not use the bathroom at all, makes a great closet). Not sure if hubby is up to this job - and to repair is pricey. (also has me wondering if there was any black system damage but as we do not use that system - I am not worried until trade in time.).....
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #15
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Where were you about a month ago? Although I'm not sure I would trust a repair with such an extensive crack. I feel better about it being new. I also added a pipe hanger underneath near the waste valve fastened to the frame which it did not have originally. Probably contributed to the failure

Mike
photos of tank repair. If you notice the crack extends around bottom of flange and up the side of tank. The ABS repair kit I used comes with new ABS material to cover area and melts into old making it one piece
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