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Old 11 June 2009, 16:36   #1
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Fuel Tank installation concerns?

Am wanting to install fuel tanks inside the console to remove all the clutter from the deck space. My concern is the fuel fumes that vent from the fuel tank and the potential hazard from electrical connections and battery being in the same air space! Surely this is common practice for fuel tank installation so am I being over cautious?

Anyones experience/solutions much appreciated.

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Old 11 June 2009, 16:43   #2
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Its not really good practice to install the fuel tank next to the battery.
Ideally you want a sealed bulk head between the battery and tank. The tank should vent outside the console.

Did you get your tubes sorted?
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Have a search as it's been discussed before, I may be paranoid, but personally I wouldn't do it unless you can vent the breather to outside the console.

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Its not really good practice to install the fuel tank next to the battery.
Ideally you want a sealed bulk head between the battery and tank. The tank should vent outside the console.

Did you get your tubes sorted?
Yes finally tubes all sorted and reglued, not nearly as bad as I first feared thankfully but still not very happy with the whole arangement.

I was trying to think of how I could sensibly route the breather outside the console but being its an outboard tank with the screw vent not really easy unless there is a different cap on the market?

Thanks for the advice!
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Have you got a photo of your console?
My battery is eventually going under my seat in a battery box. I've seperated the under seat storage from the head of the console with a piece of foam glassed in.

You could put your battery in a box but you've still got the electrical connections above the fuel tank.
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What about fitting another tank like a tektank with a proper filling hose/breather assembly?
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What about fitting another tank like a tektank with a proper filling hose/breather assembly?
Thanks Chris, I have looked at those tanks the same I think as plastimo sell but you know what its like I have so many old tanks kicking about I was hoping to utilise one of these rather than spending more pennies on a new tank! But may have to give in..
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All mine ( battery / tank & 'wires') is in the same console. There is a decent sized vent on the sideof the console , but not direct form the tank vent. Its also a simple lift up seat so you instalntly let anything in the console out by openeing it.

I'll see if I can get apic of it later to show. Has been fine for a few years & rigged by the 'big' Avon/ Yam dealer .

I'll admit its not ideal but as long as you sensible with the battery in its own box etc I dont see a big problem - well until it blow up & take me with it - but I have never heard of, or known this to happen as a result of having a tank nexk to electrics - after all I think someone mentioned we all seem to run the petrol lines next to the main starting wires back to the engine.
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All mine ( battery / tank & 'wires') is in the same console. There is a decent sized vent on the sideof the console , but not direct form the tank vent. Its also a simple lift up seat so you instalntly let anything in the console out by openeing it.

I'll see if I can get apic of it later to show. Has been fine for a few years & rigged by the 'big' Avon/ Yam dealer .

I'll admit its not ideal but as long as you sensible with the battery in its own box etc I dont see a big problem - well until it blow up & take me with it - but I have never heard of, or known this to happen as a result of having a tank nexk to electrics - after all I think someone mentioned we all seem to run the petrol lines next to the main starting wires back to the engine.
Thanks Blackroady, a picture of your installation would be great if you can. I do have the battery sealed in a box I was just concerned if there were any arcing in the connections of aux equipment. I could easily fit a vent in the console tho.

Ultimately it could end up just being the best ejector seat ever created!!
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Thanks Blackroady, a picture of your installation would be great if you can. I do have the battery sealed in a box I was just concerned if there were any arcing in the connections of aux equipment. I could easily fit a vent in the console tho.

Ultimately it could end up just being the best ejector seat ever created!!

you could also spray the electrics with a plastic sealer like this

http://www.rapidonline.com/Tools-Fas...ource=googleps
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