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Old 07-10-2014, 12:41   #1
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Cutting into a Fuel Tank

A friend of mine is looking to have his diesel tanks cleaned. The only access into the tanks is the fill neck. He already has a portable 120v filter system that he's going to use to polish his fuel. I remember seeing once in a magazine of a way to cut a hole into a tank and then sealing it with a new cover that was a little bigger than the hole. It was a plate that would screw into place. Has anyone seen something like this and where we could get them? Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2014, 14:43   #2
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Re: Cutting into a fuel tank

They have the kits you are talking about above the counter at Svendsen's in Alameda.
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Re: Cutting into a fuel tank

You can give these guys a try too: http://www.seabuilt.com/about.php
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Old 07-10-2014, 15:28   #4
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Re: Cutting into a fuel tank

You mean something like this:

Round Watertight Compression Deck Plates - Armstrong | Fisheries Supply
Damme Kunststoffen kunststof deksels

They're from Armstrong. But i don't know if they're suitable for diesel.
Water tight Deckplates by Armstrong Nautical Products
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Old 07-10-2014, 15:42   #5
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Re: Cutting into a Fuel Tank

Yep, seabuilt is the way to go. I installed mine about 4 years ago. No leaks....so far.



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Thanks for the info guys, I'll forward these to my buddy.
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