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racor vacuum gauge in a remote installation?
I have fuel contamination problems and as a pat of the fix I have installed a racor vacuum gauge on top of the filter. I plan to install a parallel racor and at that time move the guage so that it can show vacuum from either guage.
I was thinking that it would be nice to know if your filter vacuum is climbing WHILE you are motoring at the helm. Currently you must occasionally pull up a floorboard and view the guage near the filter in the bilge.
My question is, can you install a racor vacuum gauge on a long hose, far away from the filter? Say 15 feet away? Would I need a special hose, check valves or any other exotic equipment?