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Stopping water completely
The housing of a general service seawater pump is badly corroded. Mabuk
intends to patch up the corroded parts by using plastic steel repair kit
compound. But the valve
servicing this pump cannot be closed properly. Most probably, the valve seat is
In order to patch up the corroded pump housing using plastic steel,
Mabuk has to ensure that the pump housing is completely dry. It's in the
instructions. Wet areas will not stick.
Mabuk the Cadet Engineer has to find a way to make the pump housing
dry. Would you like to help him out?
The problem Mabuk has to
solve is how to make the pump housing dry.
He wants to do a good repair job. He knows that the plastic steel
compound he has will not stick well to any wet surface on the pump housing.
Furthermore, the amount of seawater coming out is a lot! The valve
cannot be closed properly.
The compound will take at least one day to set to full strength. It's
not advisable to keep the leaking water flowing out like this. It will
increase the engine room bilge.
What advice will you give Mabuk?