Drilled gas tanks

Drilled gas tanks

Postby Monsterdriver » Feb 15th, 2018, 9:47 pm

People with drilled polyethylene gas tanks should contact Alcaro Plastics about having a plug spin-welded on.
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby Grandan » Feb 15th, 2018, 10:06 pm

Monsterdriver wrote:People with drilled polyethylene gas tanks should contact Alcaro Plastics about having a plug spin-welded on.

Here is what bothers me, such a simple solution to a problem, instead because insurance pays for it they will go for the new tank at great expense and we wonder why ICBC is losing money!
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby generalposter » Feb 15th, 2018, 10:12 pm

Would full tank replacement ( no pun intended ) require deductible payment?

The spin weld fix sounds great. I hope there is little demand for it though.
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby gman313 » Feb 16th, 2018, 9:42 am

Grandan wrote:
Monsterdriver wrote:People with drilled polyethylene gas tanks should contact Alcaro Plastics about having a plug spin-welded on.

Here is what bothers me, such a simple solution to a problem, instead because insurance pays for it they will go for the new tank at great expense and we wonder why ICBC is losing money!


Well then ICBC can go after the criminals. That is the point of insurance and simply plugging the hole does not make the person whole.
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby motokelowna1 » Feb 16th, 2018, 11:26 am

Years ago I holed the tank and did the old bush trick, chewed some gum and pushed it in the hole waited 5 mins PRESTO all good. Lasted for years.
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby RVThereYet » Feb 16th, 2018, 11:41 am

I had a puncture in a fuel tank on one of my cars years ago ... it was leaking what little fuel I had left to make it to the nearest station. I used a bar of soap and rubbed it over the hole until it plugged it - similar to a putty stick you use to fill nail holes is baseboards or window trim. Did the trick until I could get it fixed permanently and I was all proud of myself how I "MacGyver-ed" that ... :biggrin:

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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby Snarf » Feb 16th, 2018, 11:50 am

If I ever catch an a$$hat drilling into my tank, I will make sure I use the tool on them!
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby Urban Cowboy » Feb 18th, 2018, 3:24 pm

Snarf wrote:If I ever catch an a$$hat drilling into my tank, I will make sure I use the tool on them!


Drill them a new arse whole and ask them how they like it. :biggrin:
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby vegas1500 » Feb 18th, 2018, 3:55 pm

Grandan wrote:
Monsterdriver wrote:People with drilled polyethylene gas tanks should contact Alcaro Plastics about having a plug spin-welded on.

Here is what bothers me, such a simple solution to a problem, instead because insurance pays for it they will go for the new tank at great expense and we wonder why ICBC is losing money!


Most likely cannot do this repair because of the liability. Being a fuel tank it is deemed non repairable..kind of like a hole in or close to the side wall of a tire. Can it be repaired, sure. But a tire shop would never do it.

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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby JayByrd » Feb 19th, 2018, 9:02 am

Grandan wrote:Here is what bothers me, such a simple solution to a problem, instead because insurance pays for it they will go for the new tank at great expense and we wonder why ICBC is losing money!


I don't think anyone is wondering.

So you'd pay for this repair yourself, to save ICBC some money?
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 19th, 2018, 11:13 am

JayByrd wrote:
So you'd pay for this repair yourself, to save ICBC some money?


I certainly would. Not so much to save ICBC money, to save myself some.
Also to save myself the time and energies of the process.

Easy DIY fix, more an annoyance than anything.
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby Bpeep » Feb 19th, 2018, 12:26 pm

Yea a gas tank is hdpe, its a quick easy and inexpensive repair.
Losing the fuel would pee me off more than having to effect the repair.
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby dogspoiler » Feb 19th, 2018, 9:29 pm

If you install a drain plug, they won't have to wreck your tank again .
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Feb 19th, 2018, 9:32 pm

Only if they see it and have a crescent wrench.
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Re: Drilled gas tanks

Postby Anonymous123 » Feb 19th, 2018, 9:38 pm

dogspoiler wrote:If you install a drain plug, they won't have to wreck your tank again .


That's what some of them are doing. Drain your tank, plug it and wait for you to refill it.
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