A barrel is an important thing for every country house. If only for the reason that it can hold a huge amount of water suitable for irrigating crops. However, sooner or later, holes begin to appear in the barrel. In fact, even one is enough to make the barrel useless. However, you should not despair ahead of time, because there is a simple and effective old-fashioned method of repairing the tank.
What you need: metal brush, thick cannon fat
So, first of all, the damaged area of the barrel must be thoroughly cleaned from all sides. Existing rust and any foreign deposits must be removed. A hard brush, sandpaper, and a file will help in this matter. There is no need to clean to a shine, it is enough to get to a hard surface.
When the first stage is over, we take cannon fat in our hands. We make a ball out of it that could cover the existing hole. The rolled ball should be tight and tough enough. It is pressed against the hole from the inside and smeared with a layer of up to 5 mm. If the cannon fat for some reason is not enough, you will need to add more from the can.
That is, in fact, all that needs to be done. Due to its density, cannon fat will perfectly insulate the hole and prevent water leakage. It remains to clarify only a few important points, which every experienced owner will ask questions about in one way or another.
Firstly, cannon fat does not change the chemical composition of the water - there is no need to worry about this, the water will still be suitable for irrigation. Secondly, cannon fat has a temperature barrier in the range of -50 +50 degrees Celsius. And this means that it is impossible to artificially heat water in a barrel sealed with bacon.
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