Leaking stainless steel tank... cement wash?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by jenevers, May 25, 2019.

  1. jenevers
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    jenevers Junior Member

    My SS fresh water tank has a slight leak along a weld on the bottom edge. Do you think a cement wash would seal it? I can’t get to the inside of the tank to clean it and I’m not sure if a cement wash will adhere to stainless steel.
     
  2. JamesG123
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    I'm not sure what a "cement wash" is. Can someone elaborate? Is that a polymer interior.coating?
     
  3. Nick.K
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    Nick.K Senior Member

    Better to take out the tank and get it re welded. Cement might stop the leak for a bit but it would flake off later and make a proper repair more difficult.
     
  4. jenevers
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    jenevers Junior Member

    That’s what I thought.
    Just wondered if anyone had tried it and found it worked.
    Thanks
     
  5. Mr Efficiency
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    Does the tank have baffles, or not ? If it doesn't, you might be able to put a liner inside it.
     
  6. jenevers
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    jenevers Junior Member

    It has baffles and no access door so not possible to put in a liner
     

  7. djamson
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    djamson Junior Member

    If it just a small leak, you can use JB Weld Waterweld epoxy.
     
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