How Do You Fill Your Tank....

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  1. OoO

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    Getting quite annoyed with leaks.

    How do you guys fill the tanks on your vans.

    Do you unscrew the lid and fill that way or have you cut a hole in the tank?

    Or do you fill via the outlet (probably damage the pump?)

    Thanks
     
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  2. Alex Gardiner

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    Currently I fill through the open lid and shut off when full (takes about 4 minutes for a 600 litre fill).

    I do have ready to fit though a 1.5" banjo fitting screw-in elbow for the top of the tank which the fill hose will lock onto. Just need to find the time to fit it.
     
  3. bluemonkey

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    i fill with a hose going in to a 90 degree connector on the lid
     
  4. David Taylor

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    top of mine is drilled, with a sealed fitted connection to fill.

    vented caps arnt great when full so I have a breather pipe to prevent a vacuum.
     
  5. bluemonkey

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    do you use a ro alex to a tank, then pump in to van
     
  6. OoO

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm I am getting really annoyed with the tank.

    Sloshing, leaking, and its a 350 tank. But if i fill to the brim, one speed bump or hill and all the water wants to come out of the weakest point (lid)

    Done the bag trick etc.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  7. bluemonkey

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    if it leaking from lid, make sure the rubber isnt missing, or seal it down and put a connector with a hose on, so it cant splash up
     
  8. Alex Gardiner

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    I use an RO into a 2500 litre tank and then pump this into the various vehicles with a 150 litre per minute surface pump and 1.25" delivery hose. Fastest way of filling the vans with no need to leave hooked up over night.
     
  9. David Taylor

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    seal the lid like i have, have a sealed connection to fill (i use the brass rectus fittings bought from everybodys favourite wfp man) and a sealed breather to a height where you wont suffer any water sloshing out haha. (1/2 connection with 3-4 inch of hose attached)

    pro 026 fittings even
     
  10. OoO

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    I have done all that bud, i think its because i am filling to the brim!
     
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