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Title: Diesel tank fitting
Post by: Carlriddle on April 08, 2016, 08:07:19 AM
Wanting to add a fitting to my steel diesel tank.  Thought on the threaded compression fitting or should I just weld the fitting to the tank? 
Title: Re: Diesel tank fitting
Post by: dsrace on April 08, 2016, 09:35:25 AM
pull the tank and fill it full of water and i think you'll be just fine
Title: Re: Diesel tank fitting
Post by: dsrace on April 08, 2016, 09:36:40 AM
both will work but threaded you still have to drop the tank to stick your hand inside.
Title: Re: Diesel tank fitting
Post by: fabr on April 08, 2016, 10:54:45 AM
Why not just put a T in the existing line?
Title: Re: Diesel tank fitting
Post by: Carlriddle on April 08, 2016, 12:21:02 PM
Why not just put a T in the existing line?
This may work, and be easier??

Want to plumb my aux tank in a diff way.  The adapter piece you use is a real snug fit and has to be tilted to side a bit.  Theres a valve inside to turn fuel off when its full.  Have trouble with it overfilling my tank and have a small leak.  Need to get check valve vertical. 
Title: Re: Diesel tank fitting
Post by: sandvw on April 08, 2016, 03:48:52 PM
If it only had diesel in it you can weld on it too. I have welded fuel tanks on the spotters at KPAC as long as the weld was above the fuel line. We took the cap off though. I have seen welder so weld on a fuel tank full of fuel.