Fuel tank pick up pipe.

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Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by pritch » 08 Apr 2018, 10:03

I would like my tank to stand upright making more room in my sib but the pick up pipe is only short so it will only work laid flat.
Can anyone see a reason why they are made like this and do you think it will be ok to extend it?
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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by Andy B » 08 Apr 2018, 10:21

The fuel nozzle should unscrew from the tank so that you can service the little filter on the bottom.
I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to lengthen it to use the tank that way.
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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by pritch » 08 Apr 2018, 11:10

Just realized if it does sit that way, I'm going to lose a few litres because the fuel level will be over the breather. :(

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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by rogerblack » 08 Apr 2018, 13:11

NB:
Most portable tanks are designed with a built-in reserve section as backup, available by tilting the tank should the main area be depleted. Bear in mind also that you would lose this function if the tank was not used in the intended orientation.

Also the built-in gauge will be rendered ineffective.

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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by Si Crowe » 09 Apr 2018, 07:44

I've had a few of those hulk tanks over the years, the sight glass for the fuel level is a weak spot for leaking plus the filler cap could leak via the vent. i'd use as intended or, if you want to save space,,,,,
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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by pritch » 09 Apr 2018, 16:03

Si Crowe wrote:I've had a few of those hulk tanks over the years, the sight glass for the fuel level is a weak spot for leaking plus the filler cap could leak via the vent. i'd use as intended or, if you want to save space,,,,,
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not cheap but great idea...
I like it :o
Do you have a link?
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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by rogerblack » 09 Apr 2018, 18:06

pritch wrote:
Si Crowe wrote:I've had a few of those hulk tanks over the years, the sight glass for the fuel level is a weak spot for leaking plus the filler cap could leak via the vent. i'd use as intended or, if you want to save space,,,,,
DSC_0023.JPG
not cheap but great idea...
I like it :o
Do you have a link?
Thanks
Here's one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Moeller-Dinghy ... B000MTCQSS

or if you haven't died of shock at the price, here's a second hand one that's cheaper:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moeller-Ding ... 3641.l6368

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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by Andy B » 09 Apr 2018, 20:11

Ouch!
Hope it comes full at that price?
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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by pritch » 09 Apr 2018, 20:29

Wow that's expensive.
Looks the part but after thinking about it ,I want to keep the weight in the bow .
Thanks for the link

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Re: Fuel tank pick up pipe.

Post by chris moody » 09 Apr 2018, 21:18

I you want maximum deck space why not use fuel bladders strapped to the tubes.
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