National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Tank – Snap, 1000 GL

NFES Number: 
Water Handling
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for all parts and components to form a complete tank; 8 vertical legs, 16 snap support bars, 1 liner, 1 carrying bag and one 3” plug. Inspect for broken or bent legs and support bars. Inspect liner and carrying case for rips, tears, or punctures. Check threads on plug and flange assembly for damage.
  2. Return to stock if all components are accounted for and tank is clean and in unused condition.
  3. Refurbish if damaged or dirty components are repairable and, can be replaced or cleaned. Refurbish liner if economically feasible. Contact manufacturer for repairs requiring materials or skills not found at the local cache to determine if it is economically feasible to have manufacturer repair tank.
  4. Dispose of damaged components or complete tank if damage is excessive.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Dismantle and wipe all metal parts with a damp cloth.
  2. Power wash liner and clean bag with mild soap, using a stiff brush if necessary.

B. Repair

  1. Replace missing or broken parts of frame.
  2. File all burrs smooth on metal components.
  3. Suspend tank and mark any holes or damage needing repair.
  4. Patch all marked damaged areas. Patch any hole or tears. Small pin hole can be repaired with manufacturer recommended TEAR-AID® Type B or other similar material recommended by the tank manufacturer. Larger holes should be patched with material recommended by the manufacturer utilizing a vinyl welding process. For extremely large holes, contact the tank manufacturer for recommended repair or replacement options.
  5. Replace all damaged hose couplings and drain plugs.
  6. Stencil correct NFES # of item on collar of tank if missing or unreadable.
  7. Ensure all locking buttons snap into place and lubricate as necessary.

C. Testing for performance

  • None

D. Repackaging

  • Local cache option.


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