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Re: Testing for Leaks

Posted By: SusanA <susanccr@hotmail.com>
Date: Monday, 4 November 2002, at 7:48 p.m.

In Response To: Testing for Leaks (Mr Leadfoot)

I read somewhere that large tanks should be on a piece of wood or plywood, which has enough give to it to act as a solid base and adjust to small irregularities. Could you get a piece of 1" plywood, level it with shims, and set the tank up on that for checking? You could do that anywhere (poolside, garage, etc.). I sure wouldn't put it down on the poolside aggregate directly. That stuff is HARSH.

One thought: If you do check for leaks, shouldn't it be done in place? It would stand to reason for my non-mechanical brain that you could check fo