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Old 10-09-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Question Water Tank Fittings

The 3 fittings that are threaded into my fresh water tank are elbows. Currently the fitting that feeds the water pump is 2" off the bottom. I had the fitting out today & there is no pick up hose on the "tank side". As a result, the pump starts running dry when there is still a lot of water in the tank.

I was wondering if I could swap the elbow for a T fitting (if available) @ tank drain (lowest point) and connect the water pump feed to it?
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:17 PM   #2
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Yes, I have done this on mine.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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Ed, thanks for the quick reply.

I'll just have to hunt up the T & hose splice fittings & the length of hose to make the connection.
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On our Georgetown I just routed the antifreeze hose over and connected it to the low point drain, I then switched the valve (which is already installed on the pump input) from the tank input to the antifreeze hose which is now the new water pickup. I don't use antifreeze anyway, hate the stuff. I don't think I had to buy anything to do this.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:04 AM   #5
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The 3 fittings that are threaded into my fresh water tank are elbows. Currently the fitting that feeds the water pump is 2" off the bottom. I had the fitting out today & there is no pick up hose on the "tank side". As a result, the pump starts running dry when there is still a lot of water in the tank.

I was wondering if I could swap the elbow for a T fitting (if available) @ tank drain (lowest point) and connect the water pump feed to it?

I think that is a good mod as well!
The only reason I can think of why they would do that is in case of possible sediment/solids/dirt in the tank? So that pump, plumbing and subsequently human consumer will not have to deal with? I dunno.
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