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#1 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 04:23 PM

  Since the Dixon tank is black plastic I've always had a piece of dowel rod aboard to stick in the tank. I came up with this idea: put a tee in the gas line and run the clear hose up by the neck. Clamp to the neck with a ziptie  and stick some cotton ball in the end to keep out foreign objects.

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 05:26 PM

I like it.  Is that clear tubing regular gas line or something else?  Trying to think of any problems you might run into If your gas cap vent hole gets plugged. 


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Posted July 03, 2017 - 05:29 PM

You're low on fuel.
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Posted July 03, 2017 - 08:49 PM

It is a clever idea. I just worry that it may get snagged by something as you go by. Can you tape it to the tank with a clear tape? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 03, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Looks like a good solution as long as it doesn't set outside in the rain.  :thumbs:


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Posted July 04, 2017 - 09:27 AM

Great idea Mike. You could always drill a hole in the top of the neck and mount/glue a 90° fitting to return the hose back into the tank.
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Posted July 04, 2017 - 03:52 PM

  That's a good idea, TD&H!! I could drill and tap a 1/8" NPT hole in the neck and install a brass 1/8" sreet ell with a hose barb screwed into it. The clear hose isn't fuel hose so it will eventually get stiff and possibly crack. In the meantime I'll see if I can locate some clear fuel hose. Our local auto supplies might have some.

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Posted July 05, 2017 - 08:49 AM

Molotov Cocktail.

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Posted July 05, 2017 - 07:56 PM

   Thanks, TD&H, for the suggestion!! Drilled and tapped a 1/8" NPT hole in the neck toward the back of the neck to prevent a snag, installed a brass street ell with a hose barb, trimmed the hose to length. Looks a lot better that way and safer too. 

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