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Old 05-13-2018, 04:00 PM
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Default Testing tank

I also did a pressure test and squirted soapy water and found no leaks until they where mounted on my plane and full of fuel. My recommendation in testing the tank is to put a 1/2- 1 gallon of fuel in them and lay them on the floor rear baffle side down. If they are going to leak, it will be a high percentage chance coming from the rear baffle area. If you see stains on the floor you will know. Also, I used the thinner viscosity proseal to repair leaks. It will flow better into small areas.
Al Girard, Newport, RI
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by wirejock View Post
No one mentioned this.
Make up your mind that evey part of the building process will be fun. Be happy as you walk into the factory.
Maybe one needs to watch/listen to this a few times before starting the tanks.
Carl N.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:03 PM
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So, I decided to go ahead and try to do one myself and see how it goes! I'm just about to start pro sealing. I've got everything prepped and deburred and in place to be ready to be put in when I need them, trying to minimize the time of assembly before the pro seal dries up!

I'll post pics of the final product. Thanks for all the input!
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