Wow, sounds like you have my kind of luck. Hope you had success with fixing the leak. I have never done it, but a friend of mine has used a length of hardware type chain in gas tanks instead of loose screws or nuts to remove rust. The chain is easier to get out of the tank when done. Now using the dryer is thinking outside the box, that's pure genious. I don't know if I would have the guts to attempt that. Anyway, don't forget to post the finished pix.