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Old 09-07-2017, 08:08 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank vent line plugged up

I went to drain and flush the fresh water tank in our Sunseeker and got a surprise.
Draining the tank was no issue since I've done that numerous times but when I looked at the tank vent I saw what looked like grass. Pulled the trusty scribe out and retrieved what you see in the photos.
As I did that I got to wondering where the little screen that was there had gotten off to. At first I tried using the air pressure from filling the tank and got nowhere. Then I pulled the vent line off of the tank and hit it with the compressed air.
What you see on the wall of the house is what I blew out of the vent line.
Wow. Glad I didn't have my neighbor or worse, my wife, standing there to observe what came flying out. Quite an interesting sound as the plug exited the line and impacted the house.

Moral of the story?
Be sure to keep your vent screen in place and if it goes missing replace it ASAP.

Hope this helps

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Thanks for the info should make filling and emptying your tank easier. One more thing to add to the list of preventive maintenance.
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Thanks for the post, especially the pics! It looks as if some sort of insect was building a nest in there.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for the post, especially the pics! It looks as if some sort of insect was building a nest in there.
I agree.
Might want to put a bit of bleach in the vent line (and the tank) to sanitize it.
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Where is this vent that has the screen?
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:29 PM   #6
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Where is this vent that has the screen?
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Had one of those fresh water fills on my seeker. Found one that was recessed with a door. One of my better mods. Nothing can get in but the tank breaths just fine!
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Where is this vent that has the screen?
Many are like his, but there are many styles. You might have to explore.
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Question Clogged Fresh Water Tank Vent

Perhaps this is why when filling the FW tank I get water out of vent and the tank isn't full? I thought I read something here once about the line being below the filler hose or some such thing. Can anyone advise on how to keep this from happening in the future?
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Thanks for sharing. Another house-keeping/maintenance issue to add to the list.
My small fresh tank is getting harder to fill...lots of glugging. May be time for a close inspection.
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nest and eggs

There is no screen on my Forester C class. Going to fill fresh water and saw some nesting material . . . used a long, thin hook and pulled out a couple of feet of nest and lots of eggs too. Now, I stuff the hole with a blue, paper towel to block any critters. . . Was amazed how much stuff was in the tube.
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I hope you sanatized your tank after cleaning out the tank!
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There is no screen on my Forester C class. Going to fill fresh water and saw some nesting material . . . used a long, thin hook and pulled out a couple of feet of nest and lots of eggs too. Now, I stuff the hole with a blue, paper towel to block any critters. . . Was amazed how much stuff was in the tube.
Is it possible to retrofit a screen? I wonder if something like this might work. https://smile.amazon.com/Gits-1632-0...nt+vent+screen
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