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Old 15-01-2014, 16:42   #1
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Inspection port on fuel tank

Looking to install two inspection ports on the top of my aluminum diesel fuel tank. Having a hard time to find someone to do the job here in Curaçao . The person that I have lined up to do it wants to use stainless steel deck plates adding four more screw holes and fuel resistant o-rings and gasket. No backing plate . Thoughts on this please ??
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Re: Inspection port on fuel tank

Not wild about the mix of alloys, but you would likely have SS screws on any plate anyway. They are on the top and washed with fuel inside so... hmmm.. maybe ok?
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Re: Inspection port on fuel tank

put a fiber or teflon washer between the screw and the plate
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Re: Inspection port on fuel tank

do yourself a favor and take a look at the seabuilt access plates. easy to install. no leaks or odors.
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Re: Inspection port on fuel tank

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do yourself a favor and take a look at the seabuilt access plates. easy to install. no leaks or odors.
Absolutely! (but pricey)
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Old 16-01-2014, 07:34   #6
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do yourself a favor and take a look at the seabuilt access plates. easy to install. no leaks or odors.
Agreed. I have installed these on a few aluminum tanks in the past.
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