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Old 02-09-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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Re: Patching holes in the floor

You must fill each hole using metal filler and a mig welder.......


just kidding.....I'm using polyurethane of some sort.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
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Re: Patching holes in the floor

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You must fill each hole using metal filler and a mig welder.......


just kidding.....I'm using polyurethane of some sort.
Kidding? And here I thought I was going to have to mig weld all of those stupid seat bolt holes!!!
Of course, welding in the holes would be a more permanant way to seal up the floor, just be careful aroung the fuel tank and other 'meltable' things. I am going to polyurethane the holes in mine, I don't feel like blowing up my propane tank, or melting through a fuel line.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:55 PM   #4
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Welding them shut would ruin the galvanizing on the metal floor surrounding the hole, and cause rust.

Epoxy, bondo, fiberglass, ect are all much better choices.

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I'd agree with this, don't bother welding the holes in the floor. There are all sorts of ways to do this, but welding seems like it would only open up a new can of worms.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:56 PM   #6
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Woah...... People fill thoes holes?! I thought thoes were for ventalation, along with the rust!

Just kidding

I used PL construction adhesive from the bottom and expanding foam from the top ( I never removed the old wood).
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:52 PM   #7
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We didn't do anything about the holes...just laid down plywood. I told Clint about all I've been reading here about the need to patch them up and he said, "If we need to I'll just crawl under the bus and caulk up the holes".

Are we on the right track about that move?
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:27 AM   #8
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Water is going to hit that plywood. When will you decide "if you have to"? Don't wait for the wood to tell you or the smell of mold spores. Just use caulk. I use 100 % silicon. Whatever is better than none.
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We didn't do anything about the holes...just laid down plywood. I told Clint about all I've been reading here about the need to patch them up and he said, "If we need to I'll just crawl under the bus and caulk up the holes".

Are we on the right track about that move?
You won't be able to reach 20 % of the holes from the underside.

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I used 1/4" closed end blind rivets and a bunch of urethane seam sealer around them to seal mine. No problems yet!
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