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Rammy's Ramblings

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Rammy, May 10, 2018.

  1. Jan 12, 2019
    Rammy

    Rammy Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Its the part that goes up against the tank that the screw plug screws into. Its leaking behind that part. I cant do anything right now since its full of water. Im sure it will all leak out by tomorrow.
     
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    B&B Happy goats True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    If thats the part then use plumbers putty / puddy...:lol:
     
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    Does that part screw into the tank? I'm with STA, could be the tank has a small crack where those parts are.
     
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    Rammy

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    Its the part that you insert into the tank, then screw a big ring onto it on the outside, then you screw the plug into that. Where its leaking is just behind the part you put on the tank that you put the drain plug into. My luck there is a crack there and wont be able to fix it.
     
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    Maybe a gasket between the big ring and the tank?

    BTW, how are you liking your new car?
     
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    Rammy

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    It comes with a gasket. Its leaking behind the hard plastic piece the gasket goes onto.
    Like the car just fine. Dont like the payments. ;)
     
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    sounds like a poorly fitting gasket.
     
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    Rammy

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    The one I replaced was leaking in the same spot. It didnt do it for years then started leaking so thats why I replaced it thinking it was worn out. Guess not.
     
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    Its been pouring the rain down here since about 3pm. Really cold and nasty. Didnt get any snow at all except for some sleet type stuff late last night that didnt really amount to much. Stayed home all day. Got some laundry done and transplanted some seedlings I started couple weeks ago into some peat pots.
    Think stray kitty has a home. One of the techs at work has a freind that is looking for a kitty so she is going to foster her and try to get her litterbox trained until she goes to her new home. Had her physical done and she is healthy as can be so thats good. Now I dont have to worry about something happening to her here.
     
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    There might very well be a minute stress fracture where the screw in part goes. One thing, I have found over the years that those Rubbermaid tanks will get leaks and they are practically impossible to fix and for it to last.
    I have switched to the black stock tanks that TSC has. They are a little more flexible and don't seem to have all the problems that the grey Rubbermaid ones do. They also absorb the heat in the winter so thaw quicker and are just a little tiny bit lower. They are smooth sided also and still will stack if needed to store them. Because they are not quite so "rigid" they will take a little more moving around, and not have any issues. I do believe that they have a very small valve/drain in them, but honestly, that is just not something I want to deal with. I will scoop out buckets of water until I can tip it if I have to empty them.