Originally Posted by HotRodMan
I have an air compressor with a 60 gallon tank. There is a hole about one eighth inch in diameter on the bottom of the tank. I was planning on welding the hole up to repair it.
Is there a better way of doing this, or is this what most of you would do?
If it's a hole that occurred by rust, it's safe to bet that the repair area will be larger than 1/8". You need to sand or grind the paint off to bare metal and poke around the hole to see how large the repair needs to be to get to solid metal. The repair would be pretty much the same as fixing a rust spot in a car panel. Cut the rust out and patch with a piece of 3/16" bar welded solid 100%. If your welding skill is good, it won't be a problem.