A pinhole leak has developed in our water tank and has sprayed a phenomenal amount of water in our basement in a relatively short time. Our plumber is unavailable for several days, so I’m looking for a short term solution until we can contact him.
The hole is about a third of the way down from the top of the tank. We drained the tank to stop the spray then shut off the water pump to prevent it from refilling the tank. In the meantime, we have no water.
A friend suggested the possibility of plugging the hole with chewing gum. Does this hold any merit? Are there any other stop-gap measures that I can perform myself?