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Old 02-02-2014, 01:54 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Art View Post
My tanks both have too much turn in filler hose from deck mount to tank... so that even a 3/8" dowel can't enter. NOW, thanks to your post, I'm gonna try rigging a fabric tape with svelt and non edged (so it can'y get hung up inside on anything in tank) plumb bob weight-end and try my luck!:
I had the same thing. PO used a length of regular 12-2 house wire. Just flexible enough to get around the bends, but still stiff.

I found a better way. Still in the electrical department at Home Depot, a steel "fish" tape used for fishing wires through walls.

Cost around 10 bucks. I scuffed it up with a wire brush so the fuel would stick better, and notched it every inch from the bottom. Not perfect, but it's the best solution I've found yet. I plan to order a couple of floscans when a few other budget items are behind me.
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