500 gallon stationary fuel tank - tiny leak
In the Weeds or what?
Do we have any plumbers here? I can pretty easily take a pic if someone feels they are qualified to assess this.
At the base there is a 1 1/2" outlet that is reduced to 1". But the leak is exceedingly small and almost impossible to pinpoint. I'd estimate my losses at ~ 8-10 drops/day. Not enough to even drip. Just enough to gradually form a droplet after a few hours.
Efforts to tighten made it leak much, much worse. So that's a huge no go. It even makes me consider leaving it alone. Bought some JB Weld for fuel tanks but I just can't find the source of the leak. It is either too small or too wide spread - perhaps the bottom half of the 1 1/2" outlet?
Oddly there would seem to be a few places where the leak could be originating. The tank was made in China - I suspect their connections may be different than what I am accustomed to. Even considering a compression fitting rather than the standard threaded fitting. Which makes me somewhat leery.
Any plumbers here?
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