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Old 12 May 2006, 07:40   #1
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fuel tank breather

I ordered a plastimo fuel tank breather (the metal one with a 90deg bend in the pipe) to mount in my console, not knowing that its massive and probably wouldn't look out of place on an oil tanker.

Does anyone know of a smart little tank breather designed to mount in a console that will take an 8mm internal diam hose?

I've just read Stevetheboat's thread about the shakey build which included something about a tank breather...steve can you supply what I need?!

Pictures and links would be helpful if possible!

Thanks in advance.

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Attwood and Tempo both make them; widely available in the States.

Try a web search for "fuel vent"; should get you some results.

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Old 12 May 2006, 13:50   #3
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try tek-tanks on the following link.
Give them a call very helpfull people I have just installed my new one today.

http://www.tek-dek.co.uk/acatalog/Deck_Fittings.html

look for 1/2" Chrome Tank Vent(Reference #ST04)

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Old 12 May 2006, 15:52   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys.

jky, i'll ask my local shop if they can get hold of any of these.

Narcosis, What diameter is the pipe fixing on that vent?
how big is it?
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Narcosis, What diameter is the pipe fixing on that vent?
how big is it?
I had to use a brass adapter to change down from 1/2" hose on vent side to an 8mm fuel hose.

The top is approx 3/4" across and 1/2" high proud of the console.
It's worked out well. Cost me about 14 in all (7 for vent, 3.50 brass adapter, and a small amount of thicker fuel hose.)

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Slimtim,If you have a full tank of fuel in your consell is the position of vent a lot higher up as when you accellerate your fuel will run out.Valliant ribs in Essex do a valve to stop this, not cheep though.I bought one not yet fitted
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yeah my vent will be a lot higher and forward of the tank. There must be a smaller vent available that will fit my 8mm hose without buying additional adaptors surely?!!

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Jogged my memory Tim!


We've been a little busy of late but there is a breather kindly supplied by Stevetheboat which needs to be fitted to Merlin...

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Fuel tank vents

Try these people for vents, resonable prices and mail order http://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/se...rm=tank%20vent
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I ordered a plastimo fuel tank breather (the metal one with a 90deg bend in the pipe) to mount in my console, not knowing that its massive and probably wouldn't look out of place on an oil tanker.

Does anyone know of a smart little tank breather designed to mount in a console that will take an 8mm internal diam hose?

I've just read Stevetheboat's thread about the shakey build which included something about a tank breather...steve can you supply what I need?!

Pictures and links would be helpful if possible!

Thanks in advance.

Tim
A tip. If this is an under-deck tank or large one, then have the largest breather, as close to the tank, as possible. Otherwise when fuelling from a pump the air in the tank will not get out fast enough and you will take ages to fill up. This happened to me and it took 40 mins to get 96ltr of fuel in! In high season they will not want you on the fuel barge that long!

This is for diesel. I am not sure if petrol is any different though.

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