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Domestic Freeze Crack Repair


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Old 12-23-2004, 08:18:28 PM
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Default Domestic Freeze Crack Repair

The City Administrator of a town near me called me about a 2hp Domestic that the city has owned since 1926.It last ran in the late 70's.He said that it had a small freeze crack between the water jacket and the cast iron fuel tank in the base which allowed water to seep into the fuel.He said they used to run it with a separate tank because of this.My first thought on a repair would be some tank sealer if I could get the tank clean enough.Maybe some type of sealer in the bottom of the hopper also?Does anyone know whether or not there is a casting plug in the bottom of the tank to gain access to the inside top of the tank?Any other ideas? Thanks,Chip Watford
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:34:12 PM
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Default Re: Domestic Freeze Crack Repair

I know Cushman cast gas tanks have freeze plugs, maybe Demestic have too?
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:40:18 PM
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Default Re: Domestic Freeze Crack Repair

Chip,I have used fiberglass resin mixed and poured in hopper with good results.
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There should be a plate on the side of the domestic gas tank that can be taken off to gain access to the inside of the tank.
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There should be a plate on the side of the domestic gas tank that can be taken off to gain access to the inside of the tank.
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:38:04 AM
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Chip, Domestic made different designs. This is a 2hp that I think was made in 1923. As you can see the water hopper is forward of the gas tank. And the top of gas tank is a couple inches below the bottom of the hopper.

Access to gas tank is thru the top under connecting rod via a 4" hole with a removable cover plate. If yours is made this way, the leak might be in crank case area. If so, will be easy fix
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Default Re: Domestic Freeze Crack Repair

First let me say thanks for the responses and information.I appreciate them all. Ralph,This engine looks alot like yours;crankcase cover,Wico mag,gray in color.It is a back geared pump engine on a cart driving a diaphragm type mud pump.I need to take a closer look to see exactly where the crack is.Maybe fill the hopper with water and pressurize the fuel tank.From your picture it does seem that the tank is well below and behind the hopper.I will keep ya,ll posted! thanks,Chip
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Old 12-24-2004, 05:57:32 PM
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There was a post on this thread a while back about fixing cracks in water hoppers by using a salty brine solution and let the crack rust shut. Might work. Dale
 


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