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Leaky Steel Liquid fert tank

Oct 4, 2017 | 08:15 1 Have an older 25000gal metal fert tank I would like store starter phos in. Problem is the floor is rusty and leaks. Anyone have a fix or referral of someone? Thanks Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Oct 4, 2017 | 08:48 2 Yikes....I don't know if that's a chance I'd be willing to take.

If there's one hole I bet there would be other leaks not far behind. Reply With Quote
Oct 4, 2017 | 09:15 3 There are bladders that can be put in , also we were told there is a company that does fibreglass inserts .
Sorry I have no further info on them . We were looking at a similar issue a few years ago. Reply With Quote
Oct 4, 2017 | 09:47 4 When it's that far gone it's risky. Also chunks of rust going into distribution system not good Reply With Quote
Oct 4, 2017 | 10:00 5 Good time to switch to granular Reply With Quote
blackpowder's Avatar Oct 4, 2017 | 13:11 6 Tweety. If I had to go back to all dry, I'd retire. Reply With Quote
Oct 4, 2017 | 15:48 7
Quote Originally Posted by tweety View Post
Good time to switch to granular
Tore the the meter housing and crap off the bottom of the fert tank on my 1900 Deere cart cause the urea ate the places I can't clean out. Lol. Aside from ammonia liquid and granular have great ability in fucking anything that isn't stainless. The hills, lack of horsepower, and extra cost I'd never go liquid but guys who use it seem to like it. They exclusively farm level land around here. Aside from that if you have a leak in the tank best to check out the integrity of the tank. Lots of oilfield inspection companies probably looking for work could radiograph the tank to tell you where you're at. Cheaper than losing a tank of fertilizer. If it's fixable there's enough oilfield tank builders that could probably fix it for you. Are these tanks stainless or epoxy coated?
Last edited by WiltonRanch; Oct 4, 2017 at 15:51.
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Oct 4, 2017 | 19:52 8 Where did the tank come from and why do you think it is leaking out the floor?
Most tanks leak at the level of the product. Often near bottom from sitting near empty.

If the tank isn't to old (less than 10 yrs) you can have some cut off the bottom and slide a new floor under it .

Old fuel tanks have rotten bottoms because the water stays on the bottom ant the fuel floats on top.

10-34-0 leaves a rock hard layer when stored in new tanks. Some is made from spent acid from steel mills where the use Phos-acid to give new steel that dirty black coating. Reply With Quote
Oct 4, 2017 | 20:23 9 Its was bought at auction a few years back, its painted regular steel. We set it up on a concrete base and stuck a super b of fert in. Wet patch comimg from undeneath developed nothing wet on the side walls. Emptied her and here we are.
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Oct 5, 2017 | 07:03 10 To me it seems the plastic tanks are best and lower price.
Next fibreglass ?
Then stainless?

It looks like fewer fibreglass tanks now, now sure if they are too expensive or they fail and leak? Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Oct 5, 2017 | 07:25 11 Don't be so F#$King Tight. BTO get stainless steel. You'll really look like a BTO to your neighbours.

F#$K we just had a ammonia tank inspected and had it X-rayed and painted for 2000. Yea i couldn't paint it. had to be done by someone else. Reply With Quote
Oct 5, 2017 | 08:19 12
Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER3 View Post
Don't be so F#$King Tight. BTO get stainless steel. You'll really look like a BTO to your neighbours.

F#$K we just had a ammonia tank inspected and had it X-rayed and painted for 2000. Yea i couldn't paint it. had to be done by someone else.
I have a 450 ton stainless novid for 28/sulpher. This tank is perfect size for my starter phos needs. I also do granular MESZ/potash. Ill try the oil field guys. Reply With Quote