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Old 04-25-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Black warter tank crack

I have a crack in my black water tank. Does anyone know of a good way to patch it? I would rather not replace it if I don't have to.
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I know those tanks are expensive, so we made some patch out of shredded ABS and ABS cement. Mix the two together and slather it on the crack.

If you can get to both ends of the crack easily, drill a small hole at each end. This will stop the crack from getting any longer.

Here's a link to a thread on black tank repair. It shows pictures of my patch. In my case, I had a leak where the pipe met the tank.

http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/ph...epair&start=15
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:37 PM   #3
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Here's a how-to I put together on dealing with cracked ABS tanks.

http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/ph...pic.php?t=3432

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That looks great. Looks like a stop at Lowes or home depot tomorrow is in order for a can of ABS cement and a cheap fitting. I will let everyone konw how I make out.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:38 PM   #5
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Excellent instructions!

Mine was cracked a few years ago where the pipe left the black tank. I roughed it up really good and used fiberglass repair kit on it. Looks like crap (no pun intended) but it held up good.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:14 PM   #6
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EMD driver I have a leak in the same spot. How did you repair yours
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EMD driver I have a leak in the same spot. How did you repair yours
Hello!

If you click the link in my post above, the repair is pictured and explained.


If you have any other questions, please ask away..


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Is seems many of us have had to deal with this at one point or another. Here is another link detailing my repair of a fist-sized hole in the front of my black tank.

Hole in Gray Water Tank of 1988 Saturn T1550
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Is seems many of us have had to deal with this at one point or another.

The only reason I can think of for that being the case, is because of how much fun it is! Too bad black tanks aren't made of aluminum, with welded seams. Perhaps they would be a bit more sturdy. With the current price of plastic tanks, they couldn't cost THAT much more.....
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My leak is in the joint between the tank and elbow ... Should i just put the glue over the joint to try to get it sealed or should i put something over it?
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My leak is in the joint between the tank and elbow ... Should i just put the glue over the joint to try to get it sealed or should i put something over it?

You could certainly try putting the glue/plastic mix directly on the leaking joint. Be sure the area is clean, before applying it. Also try roughing up the area where the patch will be applied.
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Thank you everyone i decided to take it in and they found the theads on the pipe between the tank and first elbow bad.....$380.00 later it was fixed untile I got it home and noticed water leaking from the waste valve so i had to take it back(1hr round trip) to have them reseat the gasket.
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