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Old 06-13-2005, 05:02 PM   #15
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I got it installed and it works! I can now access the gas in my 20 gallon
generator tank at my fuel station. A simple mechanical valve, 1/2" hose,
(4) 1/2"x3/8" barb fittings and hose clamps and the project cost me less
than $45. The most expensive part was the valve at $27.


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Old 06-13-2005, 07:02 PM   #16
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But Howie!! You didn't mount the valve in the fuel station! Are you slackin' on us?!

Other than that...wow...you really know how to make'r work! You won't mind if I pretend you're my mentor, would 'cha?
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:38 PM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
But Howie!! You didn't mount the valve in the fuel station! Are you slackin' on us?!

Other than that...wow...you really know how to make'r work! You won't mind if I pretend you're my mentor, would 'cha? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi Sean,

Yup, this set up requires that I crawl a bit under the rig to access
the valve handle, but that is no big problem as I don't really
need to flip the valve too often. I just need to do it when I
want to rotate the fuel out of the 20 gallon tank..... or
get into the need for reserve gas.

Also, I can flip the valve handle to the off position and
both tanks are shut off. A gas thief will not like this
cuz he probably couldn't figger it out as it's out
of site.....
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:15 PM   #18
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I see you don't have to now, but for everyone else:

Please DO NOT weld a gas tank unless you know what your doing. It must be fillwed with water or some other inert gas and this really should be left to a qualified welding shop.

A short story. When my parents sold the house I spent most of my boyhood years, the guy buying it had a very bad gas leak in his VW van. A couple of days after they moved in, we drove by and saw that he tried to weld a leak in the tank, and of course didn't know what he was getting into, and blew it up. He was badly burned and lost the van and almost burnt the house down.

My FIL had two tanks like what was pictured and he simply ran a hose between them and the truck magically drew from both.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:04 PM   #19
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Howie,

Great job, it looks just like how I was trying to describe it. One more mod in the books!!!

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[QUOTE]

Hi Sean,

Yup, this set up requires that I crawl a bit under the rig to access
the valve handle, but that is no big problem as I don't really
need to flip the valve too often. I just need to do it when I
want to rotate the fuel out of the 20 gallon tank..... or
get into the need for reserve gas.

QUOTE]

Howie:

Good point...this is definitely one of your better mods to add to the collection! Of course, if WW was on the ball, they'd have you constructing TH sheds or sumpthin!

And charliez: Good point...not that any of us are dumb enough to do that, but then again, the lawyers don't have enough to chase than someone who was idiotic enough to try to weld gas tanks, and it only takes one!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:

Howie:

Good point...this is definitely one of your better mods to add to the collection! Of course, if WW was on the ball, they'd have you constructing TH sheds or sumpthin!

Sean </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sean..... maybe I should come out of retirement

I just put in the graphics so in case I forget
which way things flow, I'm prepared.
You know how the memory goes first

The valve handle is shown in the "both tanks
off" position...... I think

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Howie:

You're just too much.

Judging with what I know about valves and your pic, it appears the valve is in the 40 gal tank position because the valve handle is pointing in that direction.

Is there a specific type of valve you need to get? Where'd you find that one?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
Howie:

You're just too much.

Judging with what I know about valves and your pic, it appears the valve is in the 40 gal tank position because the valve handle is pointing in that direction....Sean </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

See, I have you all fooled so you can't steal my gas

I got the valve at a specialty shop that makes
hydraulic hoses for farm and heavy duty equipment here in town.

The valve is made by Anderson and I think you
may be able to purchase it at one of the larger
NAPA stores. It was the last one they had and
said that it is made specifically for managing
dual tanks.

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See, I have you all fooled so you can't steal my gas

Howie[/QUOTE]

Oh, now it's a challenge! You better put a fingerprint reader on the pump station timer!

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