ope you can give me a good tip for a tank configuration Ive been battling with for a year now. Just spent the last 3 days tank cleaning
as saltwater in a cabin
flooding entered the tank.
I need to figure out what kind of pump to use to pull diesel
from my lower tank into my higher.
At least through experience this seems the best option. Let me give the details.
Fresh new boatowner I bought my 31 ft wellbuilt clipper last year. The previous owner installed a new Yanmar 2GM20
. He fitted an additional 12 Gallon plastic tank above the engine
mount in addition to the build in steel
tank (10 gallon) below the engine
He also set up a splitter for each tank in front of the standard first filter. These gave me lots of trouble as the switch between the two tanks
brought air into the system when starting from the upper tank and changing to the lower.
Hence I worked out a new configuration, hooking the old tank as primary to the filter. And the new to the old tank with a simple valve.
The problem though with this ofcourse is its too difficult to suck the diesel
through the system with no gravity pressure when air has entered the whole system. Even pumps as help getting the diesel to the diaphrame (and checking airtightness in the system doesnt help).
Alas, I figure the best is simply to direct connect the new upper tank to first filter. Then suck up the diesel from the old lower tank with a manual or automatic pump.
Any recommendations for a cheap
, reliable pump variant? And what to consider in this installation