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Old 08-06-2016, 08:04 PM
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Default Fuel tank leak

I noticed that my fuel tank was leaking earlier this week. So being a new RV owner and very little experiance with sheet metal work, I did the obvious and removed the tank to see if I could find the leak.
I found the leak however it is beyond my ability to fix it. I do not have the tools required nor the experiance to fix it properly. The back lower seal has a couple leaks and I suspect it will need a few rivets replaced.
So I would appreciate some advice on locating someone to help fix the tank. Does anyone know a shop or mechanic that I could reach out to?
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:09 PM
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I had a slow leak in the left tank about three years ago. My A&P fixed it during the annual. Not sure if that helps. Keep in mind A&Ps know certified airplanes and not always our more delicate and ingenious RVs. So you'd want to find someone who is patient, meticulous, and careful. Hope this helps some.
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:10 PM
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There should be a bunch of RV people around where you live. If the tank is already off, that is half the battle!

Good luck and have fun with your new plane.
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:17 PM
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Mike, I did hear back from Steve at DKB. He will contact you next week regarding tank and other concerns.. Mark C.
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:53 AM
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Call Jesse Saint (VAF advertiser in FL).

He has a 6A & knows the plane well.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:44 AM
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Thank you for all the suggestions...
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:37 AM
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Default Fuel tank leak

Heard good things about this company:

http://www.weepnomorellc.com/services.html
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:23 PM
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Default Tank fixed

Once I had teh tank off I decided to try and fix it myself. The fact that Noweep wanted $900 help in my decision. It took two tries but I got it sealed. Thank you everyone for your advise..
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