We were trying to remove a stuck on gas line from a plastic lawnmower gas tank & used a very sharp razor knife to cut through the gas line. The gas line came off - but you guessed it - we put a nice clean slit in half of the plastic nipple coming off the bottom of the tank. The slit runs up to maybe 1/16" to the bottom of the tank.
Other than replacing the tank - Anyone know of a way to patch the slit up?
Some possibilities we thought of are: * using a soldering iron to try melting the plastic together - we thought that would just end up with a melted blob of plastic if we did this
* using a hot melt glue gun to stick the plastic together- that is still a maybe but we doubt it would hold as the gasoline could dissolve the hot melt glue
* using some sort of teflon tape to wrap around the plastic spigot & then pushing the replacement gas line up flush with the bottom of the tank & clamping it on.
* or maybe there is a special glue for this purpose?
All suggestions appreciated.