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Old 06-15-2016, 10:28 PM   #11
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I will post a picture of my setup when I can, but the attached picture shows the t that I used.

You will need to drill a hole in the cap to let air into the drain line which prevents the siphon.

There is no need for loops of hose if you use this method. Just place the t as close to the tank vent as possible.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:23 AM   #12
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That "T" fitting, what size is it, must be like 1/2". I've never measured the hose.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:56 AM   #13
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It is 3/4. You can buy it from any auto parts store.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:01 PM   #14
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It is 3/4. You can buy it from any auto parts store.

Thanks KYSam! Any chance of a picture of your install?
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:50 PM   #15
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Yes, the tanks are not vented right.
X2 The vent hose loop is the fix. Most FW tanks have a "droopy vent hose" which allows water to siphon your FW out of the tank. If your tank is collapsing, you probably have a stopped up vent hose.
Replace the entire vent hose with a hose long enough to make a verticle loop and secure the loop at the top from falling to horizontal. I've seen this happen!! Make sure the top of the loop is higher than the FW tank.
I don't personally recommend two loops as water can get trapped in the bottom of one loop and not allow venting. You can blow the water out, but no need to make a problem.
Make sure there is a screen in or over the exit to the vent line as critters will homestead in there given the chance. You can just wad up a piece of screen wire and stuff it in as long as air can get past it.
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