Split water heater pan


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Old 12-11-17, 05:43 PM
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Split water heater pan

I made a 6" split in the pan when lifting the heater into it.
i was thinking about repairing with sealant but worried about the longevity. Is there something more permanent I could use or maybe spread the sealant wider?
 
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Old 12-11-17, 06:06 PM
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You might...I say might..be able to repair it with a bumper repair epoxy from an auto parts store. I had to repair a small dent/crack on mine, and this stuff really seems to bond to plastics. I've used it on all sorts of other small jobs since then. Slightly flexible, not as hard as J-B Weld or similar.

Now, if it's all in position now and you want to prevent a leak if something happens, black silicone gasket maker would probably work. Need to rough up the area some first.
 
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Old 12-13-17, 12:57 AM
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Silicone won't work or won't last?
 
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Old 12-13-17, 02:16 AM
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I don't think it will work or last as well as either of the other two I mentioned. Will it work, probably. Would it hold if the WH had an issue and lifted the relief valve at 190 degrees and dumped that super hot water in the pan...well, who knows?
 
 

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