One of my metal stock tanks sprung a leak, and of course it's near the
bottom. Normally in warm weather I'll empty it, clean the spot and
use JbWeld. If the hole is over 1/16" I usually use the jbweld and
glue in a short machine screw (not a sheet metal screw that animals
will get hurt on). However, this time the tank is frozen to the
ground, it's severely cold outside (around zero), and jbweld will
unlikely dry, not to mention a wet tank. The hole is about 1/4". I
plan to take a 1/4" bolt, with nut, metal washers, and rubber washers
between the metal washers and tank. The problem is where can I get a
washer with a 1/4" hole? Sure I can make one, but I'd rather just see
what the hardware store has. There must be some plumbing type of
washer. Otherwise I got to buy sheet rubber and all of that. Even if
it just holds another month or two, until I can use the jbweld.
I have done this before using the neo-washers from pole barn siding
screws, on smaller holes (and it worked well) but this is a larger
hole and needs a larger washer. Any ideas? Needs to be a common item
from a hardware store, farm supply, or auto parts store. We dont have
any specialty places here in farm country.
By the way, would leather work? I got a piece of an old saddle strap.
If this snow keeps up, I may have to use what I have laying around
because I wont be getting to any stores for a couple days.