Toilet and tank tips

pyrojames

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RichardS gave me a top tip a while ago for stopping toilet smells, while at the same time I was considering how to stop condensation in fuel tanks.

I bought two jabsco strainers from ASAP, some urinal tabs and silica gel (eBay).

These strainers (http://www.asap-supplies.com/marine/water-pump-inlet-filters-and-strainers) one inline and one toilet inlet. I cut the mesh out of the toilet strainer, and made two mesh disks which fitted in the ends of the inline strainer. I removed the original strainer element and filled the strainer housing with silica gel between the mesh and fitted it to the diesel tank breather. Now the damp air going into the diesel tank is passed through the silica gel and dried, so no condo in the tank, and the urinal tablets are fitted to the toilet strainer, so there are no smells in the toilet either.
 

pyrojames

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Won't the silica gel be saturated quickly in this setup?

I ran the class which suggested that one fill of the strainer, will dry about 500l, so depends on your tank size. Your can get off the shelf driers for 200l drums. Very easy to dry out the gel once it changes colour in any event.
 

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I believe somone has proved that the old story of air breathing moist air into fuel tanks cannot happen. I believe that the water in fuel tanks mostly comes in through badly fitting filler caps and contaminated fuel.
 
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