Rain barrel cracked: how to fix?

farm_boy(6)April 24, 2011

I have a nice-looking plastic rain barrel I got free about 6 years ago, but a crack developed near the spigot (the wind blew it over one summer day when it was empty), and it leaks. I've tried patching it twice with glues and caulks, but nothing works so far. It's just a small crack, but all the water leaks out in hours.


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Did you repair from the inside of the barrel previously? Rough of the surface at the crack. Use some sort of plastic or fiberglass webbing and cover with epoxy resin or glue. Should work. Has to be done from inside the barrel. Don't breathe the are inside the barrel for too long or use a small fan while doing the job. JMHO Aloha

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 11:33PM
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