Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
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And fill it with water first to make sure all of the fumes are out of the tank. (BOOM!!)
And just how are you going to weld on water??? And what is water made of???? Hydrogen and Oxygen!!!! when it gets hot it breaks down and becomes 2 very bad things.
Take it to a welding shop that know what they are doing. A good welding shop will "DE-GAS" your fuel tank and make it safe so they can weld on it. We have welded 4 GAS tanks this week and 1 diesel tank. If done correctly you will not have to chase water out of your fuel tank and have the chance of it getting into your fuel system. Attached are pics from a fuel truck we put a manifold on....and what happens when you "think it is ok" and are not 100% sure. If my father was not wearing great eye protection he would have lost his eyes. He had all ready welded on the tank once and the customer took it and brought it back....It just needed one small tack and that is all it took. It needed to be de-gassed a second time. One very painful lesson to be learned.
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