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Nick Cherney (Guest)

I was reading a post by Mike Perkins in another section and he said he had significant corrosion in the water pickups in his tanks when he removed them. I am wondering if others have had the same problem. we suck a huge amount of air from all three water tanks (almost to the point of making the pressure water system unusable) and I have fixed everything I can think of and have decided the only possible conclusion is that the water pickups are corroded. Has anyone replaced their pickups without pulling the tanks? if you cut out the pickups is there any method (maybe aerosol?) of applying a coating to the inside of the tanks while you have a hole cut in them? has anyone stuck a flexible bladder inside their old tanks? if so how big of a bladder? the tanks don't leak water but I am sure its not too long until they start to. I was envisioning cutting out a hole where the water pickups are welded, spraying something inside to give them a new lease on life, and then welding on new pickups.
Nick
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