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Old 26-10-2014, 13:59   #31
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Re: Suggestions for a diesel day tank.

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I'm not entirely certain that I properly communicated my meaning regarding the use of epoxy & fiberglass to fix the tank. What you're essentially going to be doing/HAVE TO DO, is to, for all intents & purposes, create a fiberglass tank which has stainless steel stiffeners/liners.
Once you decide to reach for the composites, they're not just something you'll be using to reinforce or patch the weaknesses in the tank. Knock on wood, such isn't a proper solution.

My apologies if I sound harsh, I just want to make sure that what I'm saying is clearly understood. Particularly when working on something as potentially volatile as a fuel tank.
Speaking of which, it does have a ground strap right?
Yep, seems clear to me. Basically it means building a whole new tank on the outside of the old tank. Trying to patch the tank with fibreglass would be a mug's game.

No ground strap on this tank. Never heard of one on a diesel tank before, can you tell me more?

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