(2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Sheppie62 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:19 pm

Really would appreciate a picture showing how much the scepter tank handles stick out into footwell

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by dlandersson » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:10 am

I suspect you're going to need some patience - most marinas up north don't even open until 1 April. :wink:
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Really would appreciate a picture showing how much the scepter tank handles stick out into footwell

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Sheppie62 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:37 am

Thanks everyone for your help, I realize now not everyone has there boat stored in their yard. So if someone has a picture of (2) 6 gallon tanks in a 26x and it’s convenient please post it. And thanks or the replies as well, as now I know there is hope some 6 gallon tanks can fit in there (seems most don’t fit, from my measurements).

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Sheppie62 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:48 am

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Ok I found these picture on our site, 2 scepter 6 gallon tanks in a 26x. Handles do stick as expected a bit. I ordered two will try out.

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by dlandersson » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:34 am

That's exactly my setup. 8)
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Ok I found these picture on our site, 2 scepter 6 gallon tanks in a 26x. Handles do stick as expected a bit. I ordered two will try out.

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Sheppie62 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:40 pm

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I bought 2 tanks to see how they fit, think I’ll by 2 more for other side. They stick out some, and the vent screw hits the top of the entrance when putting in. If you push tank down a little it goes in (I might trim it down a little bit). Once in there’s plenty of room on top. Tanks are very snug sideways,
hope that’s ok with fuel in them.

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Democritus » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:12 am

Thank you so much! I already ordered one 12 gallon tank and I'll definitely need to route the fuel locker edges to fit it in there but this mod is definitely something I will want done before I start venturing on longer cruises. Those six gallon tanks run out fast!
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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by pitchpolehobie » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:07 am

Sheppie62 wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:40 pm
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I bought 2 tanks to see how they fit, think I’ll by 2 more for other side. They stick out some, and the vent screw hits the top of the entrance when putting in. If you push tank down a little it goes in (I might trim it down a little bit). Once in there’s plenty of room on top. Tanks are very snug sideways,
hope that’s ok with fuel in them.
How do you store the tanks when not in use? Mine leak thru the vents even though I only fill the 6gal with 4 gal at most. Thanks Jim

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Sheppie62 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:25 pm

I don’t know I just got them, that doesn’t sound good, anyone else have this problem or have a solution?

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by dlandersson » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:07 am

I've had them since 2011, I'm not aware of any leaking thru the vents. 8)
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I don’t know I just got them, that doesn’t sound good, anyone else have this problem or have a solution?

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Be Free » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:45 am

I've never had a tank leak through the vent even if it was overfilled unless there was something wrong with the vent in the cap.
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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Sheppie62 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:33 am

Thanks that’s good to know before I buy two more

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by pitchpolehobie » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:26 pm

Rewrapped the quick connect with Teflon tape. I'll see how that goes looked like it was loose. :macx:

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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by Be Free » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:50 pm

Teflon tape is not recommended for gasoline. Some people use the thicker yellow for gasoline but it is not actually designed for it. Long-term you should use a sealant that will hold up better. Loctite makes some good products just for this application.
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Re: (2) 6 gallon gas tanks per side 26x

Post by OverEasy » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:28 pm

Here what I do know:

—> Yes, WHITE Teflon ISN’T for fuel applications. The WHITE version WILL DEGENERATE in the presence of hydrocarbons.

——>>There is a YELLOW version of Teflon tape that is for hydrocarbon gases use like natural gas and propane that might be a better match for gasoline type fuels.

Teflon tape comes in a variety of types for specific use applications.
Some are listed below:
> White: used on NPT threads up to 3/8 inch
> Yellow: used on NPT threads 1/2 inch to 2 inch, often labeled "gas tape"
> ORANGE: Use for gasoline and other hydrocarbons ( courtesy of Starscream) https://www.oateycanada.com/product/mas ... nge-t-tape
> Pink: used on NPT threads 1/2 inch to 2 inch, safe for potable water
> Green: oil-free PTFE used on oxygen lines and some specific medical gasses
> Gray: contains nickel, anti-seizing, anti-galling and anti-corrosion, used for stainless pipes
> Copper: contains copper granules and is certified as a thread lubricant but not a sealer

Just a note of caution might be valuable as most people think of PTFE, or Teflon tape, is a benign product.

“Hazards”
Overuse or misapplication of thread seal tape may be a hazard. Excess application of tape can prevent mating threads from fully engaging, reducing the shear point of the threads. Combining thread seal tape with a pipe dope compound can also overload threads. Also, internal overhangs of loose material may constrict a joint or slough off and form a foreign body that could jam a valve seat. Therefore, use of tape as a thread sealant is generally not considered appropriate in fluid power (hydraulic) systems. Overheating and subsequent decomposition of Teflon can produce perfluoroisobutene which is 10 times as toxic as phosgene. Inhalation of even a minute amount can be fatal.

You may have come upon issues of plastic compatibility with Teflon tape but as far as I can determine I suspect it has to do with the physical stress exerted on the plastic component threads which may cause an over stress to occur and crack the component. This is especially true if the plastic component is the female threaded one.

Typically on plastic applications I personally try to use a “gasoline rated thread compound” rather than a Teflon tape to avoid the issue. IF I do use a Teflon tape I make sure that I DO NOT EXCEED 2 layers (I typically would start with 1 layer first) of tape AND I very carefully tighten any fittings to avoid the potential of over stress yet make sure that the joint is sealed, ESPECIALLY when I would be working on any fuel system.

Hope this helps some.

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