I bought a 65 gallon norwesco leg tank as my SH tank. The only issue is, it came with a bulkhead fitting at the bottom which I didn’t realize would be a possible issue until now.
There isn’t much in the search about this, besides having to weldthe tank. If that is the case, I would just return it. Is there anything else I can do to prevent the bulkhead fitting from going bad all of the time? Or is there a certain way to plug the hole?
My entire trailer is painted with iron armor truck bed paint, so it is completely black. It was easy to see the previous fitting was leaking because it had eaten through the paint on the wood (right under bulkhead) and then some of the wood.
I repainted it and the paint is still there. No leaks yet.
So when you guys are plugging the bottom bulkhead of your SH tank, you are just using a plug and silicone grease around the threads? Instead of having my bulkhead at the bottom and filling 5 gallon buckets I want to pull from the top of my SH tank when I’m down streaming. @Innocentbystander showed me how he plumbed the top of his Chem tank.
I have a 65 gallon leg tank for my softwash system. I’ve had a hose plumbed to the bottom for at least two years now for filling up pump sprayers and whatnot. Never had a single leak from it yet. I plumb all of my plastic connections with thread dope.
We have some SH tanks that used to have holes for bottom pull, we already had a bulkhead fitting in them, but we stuck a PVC plug in there, and silicone caulked around them on the outside just as a secondary measure. That might be the only place that a leak never happened that i know of…