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Old 29 June 2011, 05:15   #1
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How do I block additional house connection on the tank?

Just bought a bigger 70 L tank to my SR, that thirsty little beast... Now noted the tank has 2 different connections. Intending to use the smaller one but what would be most clever way to close the bigger one? Hot glue(?), bolt + gas resistant sealant...maybe but is there smarter way to do it?
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The Larger outlet is the one to use, it has the pick up line on it inside, the smaller is intended for the Breather, without allowing the tank to "Breath" will cause a vacuum and prevent fuel from being drawn out!!
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There is a specific blanking plug made from the same blue plastic, we may have one but most Chandlers will have them knocking around.

Edit: We do have one if you need it.
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The Larger outlet is the one to use, it has the pick up line on it inside, the smaller is intended for the Breather, without allowing the tank to "Breath" will cause a vacuum and prevent fuel from being drawn out!!
Ah, caution! The specs for the tank say that, but we have had several where the pickup was on the smaller (1/4" BSP) outlet.

Also, the tank pictured has a breather screw in the filler cap.
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True, but the one we have in the workshop down stairs which I checked before Posting, the pickup is on the larger one!!! that to has a breather on the Filler cap, however the smaller outlet is for the breather as well for use in confined spaces or with remote fill kit.
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Run breather to a vent (with flame trap) or if in the open a very short piece of pipe with a bolt in (stainless) and then secured with 2 hose clips; one for the bolt one for the fir tree pipe fitting.
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The second outlet is most probably a return pipe in case the tank is used on a diesel installation.
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Thanks for prompt comments. Agree, the second one is mos likely for return fuel in case diesel. But on this unit the pick up is on the smaller one. There is a breather screw in the filler cap. Think will do something like Simon suggest , as want it on the water promptly, blue sky and +26..... Hope to use the whole tank tomorrow when out with the kids.

Will later plug it in with the blanking pug, reverting on that.
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This was the missing part, arrived by mail today. Thanks Martin /Channel Ribs !
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This was the missing part, arrived by mail today. Thanks Martin /Channel Ribs !


No trouble at all

I wish postage to some of our British customers was so quick!
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