I have looked for an answer to this question but have not found a good
answer, at least so far, so I thought I would ask here. I have a 300 gallon
water tank for a well. It's starting to leak in a few spots right near the
bottom. I thought I would have to replace it but then thought, why not just
repair the spots that are leaking instead of buying a whole new tank.
I have since learned that welding galvanized isn't so easy due to the toxic
fumes it produces. Apparently stick or O/A aren't the way to go and Mig is
the best process to use. My question is how do I do this repair? Do I weld a
new piece of steel over each of the leaking spots or do I try to apply the
welds directly over the weak spots? Do I have to remove the rusted metal and
make a hole where the leaks are first or leave it alone? Is Mig what I
should use for this job even though it will be done outside onsite and it
may be windy? Anybody know how to do this kind of job? Thanks.
17 years ago