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The gas tank on my Briggs&Stratton 850 chipper shredder started leaking gas while I was useing it. Looking at it closely I spotted a hole in the side of the gas tank next to the exhaust. So I thought it might be something I did and I orderd a new gas tank.When I removed the leaking gas tank I saw that the tank had melted and opened up a 1/4 inch hole. This now makes me very hesitant to usr this equipment,I installed the new tank but this could have turned out very badley.What is the FIX.

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Looking at a picture of this design, the corner of the gas tank comes close to the heat shield that houses the muffler which gets very hot. The heat shield is supposed to stay cooler than the muffler because it has ventilation slots, but perhaps it got clogged up with debris and dirt, which is always flying around a chipper unit. Take compressed air and blow out the heat shield area. This may reduce the risk of a recurrence, but I have to agree with your safety concerns about this equipment.

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