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Old 21-01-2013, 14:49   #31
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Re: How can I patch a leaking jerry jug?

I agree that buying a new one is the best answer because (1) the old one probably has more weak spots than is apparent and (2) if you haul drinking water you don't want to introduce patching materials that are not good for you. UV, heat, flexing, impact and abrasion all take their toll in time and you risk losing a precious water supply. That said, we once painted a water tank inside with melted paraffin. It worked but imparted some taste. Too, paraffin is highly flammable to be used away from the boat and with utmost caution.
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Re: How can I patch a leaking jerry jug?

janet - fwiw, the stuff i used (jb weld water weld) is specifically rated for potable water tanks. i would buy new water jugs but they're just not as well made as my old rubbermaid jugs, imho.
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Re: How can I patch a leaking jerry jug?

Forgive me, I'm sorry about your plight ... but this thread has cracked me up. You MUST write a blog post about this.
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Re: How can I patch a leaking jerry jug?

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Forgive me, I'm sorry about your plight ... but this thread has cracked me up. You MUST write a blog post about this.
HA - can you believe I've actually had the time to worry about our leaky jerry jug? DEFINITELY don't have time to write any blog posts - no way.
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