Reviving this old thread.
I am getting paranoid about not having valves on my sight tubes, which are plastic hose slipped over welded in elbow fittings located top and botton on the tanks and secured to the fittings by hose clamps.
Its going to be a frig to figure out how to put valves on these. It will probably involve draining the tanks and having someone (not me) cut out the fittings and weld in new fittings that are tapped for threads. Unless I can use something like SharkBite fittings
if they can be used with diesel fuel.
Also having trouble finding self closing valves. McMaster Carr has some but they are part of/or applicable to a glass sight tube assembly and are quite pricey.
I would really like to use the push button type of self closing valve (I think that Walt may have this type on Seahorse II) but so far I have not been able to locate a supply source for these in the USA. They seem to be available in Australia and England. Does anyone know of a US source for these? Like the one shown here
but with NPT threads.
Anyone have any bright ideas?
-- Edited by dwhatty on Wednesday 24th of August 2011 11:37:38 AM