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Old 17-01-2013, 10:30   #1
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fuel tank construction

Does anyone know the current ABYC specs for diesel fuel tank construction, specifically the fuel pick up location? In the past it was ok to have the plumbing at the bottom of the tank. Gas tanks need the plumbing at the top but with diesel plumbing use to be ok at the bottom. Is this still the case?
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Old 17-01-2013, 10:36   #2
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Re: fuel tank construction

no... must be at top.
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Re: fuel tank construction

Only a drain plug at the bottom is allowed. Here's the USCG version.


46 CFR 58.50-10 - Diesel fuel tanks. | Title 46 - Shipping | Code of Federal Regulations | LII / Legal Information Institute

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http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/pdf/recalls/BSC79.pdf
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