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Old 05-11-2016, 03:53 AM   #1631
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Three, 12 gallon tanks? Splain please???? Jack
Jack,

Near as I can figure, now correct me if I'm wrong, three times twelve is near abouts thirty six, gallons that is.

If Tango has a split personality, if he splits it three ways, I figure that's as good a split as anyone could get. It's a nice odd number. Now seen's how most of us are odd to begin with anyway, present company included, I'm a hopin' my Splaination, well, um, holds water..........

(I hope the build-up to the pun is worth it )

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Old 05-11-2016, 09:51 AM   #1632
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M is not that far off Jack...

My freshwater tank(s) will be indoors. No room left below and indoors they will remain more temperature stable. I chose ABS for the reasons below. Could have gone with a single poly tank but...

A.) Having owned several before, I hate the plastic taste they give water...B.) they are prone to algae & mold...C.) none of the poly units I saw had any baffling at all...and...D.) ABS fittings can be cemented while the poly can only be "spin welded".

However, the baffled ABS tanks from Valterra are only avail in set dimensions. They are all 8" x 16" x whatever length to accommodate different volumes. Hence, I am using 3-12 gallon units at 8x16x24 each which will give me 36 gallons and the final measures I need to work with of 24x16x24. I will have to interconnect them all but that is easy with the ABS material. Plus, they are mold & algae resistant.

Does any of this make any sense at all?
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:58 PM   #1633
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M is not that far off Jack.....
My wife begs to differ...... She says I'm waaaaay off to begin with, insisting I went further off with my previous post.......
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:31 PM   #1634
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Grrrrrrrr!!! --- just discovered that one of the three tanks is not sized correctly. It is 3/8" longer than the other two. Unusual for Valterra but hey...stuff happens. I need the advertised length of exactly 24" in order to fit the frame that is already under construction. We'll see how good Customer Service is at PPL Motorhomes...I just now called.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:49 PM   #1635
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Has anyone tried this blue laser glue stuff the big box (for me lowes ) is selling?
If it actually works I could rebuild my salvaged poly tanks and get them 3-4" higher?
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:33 PM   #1636
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Never heard of it...tell us more.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:29 PM   #1637
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I went here: https://4d625a634a7e262a4a8d-933be60...structions.pdf. to view mfg's instruction and safety sheet.

From what the sheet says,I don't think I'd want my drinking water anywhere near the product and I'm doubtful what with the waxy/greasy surface quality of the standard RV water tanks that the bond would last.

What think the rest of you? Jack
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:46 PM   #1638
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It's just another of the epoxys that harden under uv light. I doubt if it's dangerous after it hardens, I also doubt that it would adhere very well to either kind of RV rank.
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I'd say there is high potential for leakage, now or later. Glue your rhinstones back on with the laser glue.
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ive had badluck with glues of any type when pertaining to liquids.. theres been a ton of products out there but the problem I think is that no one truly knows what the checmical makeup of the water is that goes in contact with the glue.. every tap water is different... different pH, different minerals, etc...

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