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#1 lateral

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:37 AM

I needed a fuel gauge as inlet pipe has a big kink and dip-sticking it is a pia .

So, I put a "T" in the line to primary filter, close to tank, and ran reinforced PVC pipe up  well clear of tank with a ball valve on end.

 

Open valve, check level in tube, turn off. Tank is vented. Seems to work well.

Any potential problems with this?


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#2 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:56 AM

Simple, tidy and only relies on you remembering to close the valve, can it get better than that? Probably knot.


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#3 John B

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 12:01 PM

Sight glass,how it used to be.
I have to dip but run a log based the hour meter. Budget on 3 and always run at 2.5 to 2.7 lph.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:59 PM

The only thing to be wary of is the type of hose you use. Just make sure it can handle Diesel. Although Diesel will not eat through a hose like Petrol will, it does over time cause the hose to turn brown and go very hard and eventually brittle. The speed that happens is resultant on the quality of hose.


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#5 lateral

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:23 PM

Thx.

Wish I was good/confident enough sailor to not need a motor, but ain't going to happen.

 

So motor MUST be available!

Also, need to know state of everything on board for peace-of-mind.


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#6 Willow

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:04 PM

I did pretty much the same thing but instead of a ball valve on the end I ran it to the tank breather line as it is nearby. Works a treat.


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