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Elbow for Fuel Tank Fill Hose

Hello Gurus,
I'm in process of installing a Moeller Polyethylene Diesel Fuel Tank in my C&C 30 MK1. The old aluminum tank had a fuel fill connector with a 90 degree elbow built in but the new tank doesn't come with an elbow and I don't have enough clearance to connect the fuel fill hose vertically. I was thinking of getting one of those flexible elbows with hose clamps from Home Depot and use a piece of PVC pipe as a coupler. Is there a better way to mend this situation? Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Elbow for Fuel Tank Fill Hose

I would contact Moeller and ask about an elbow. PVC- not a good idea.
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Re: Elbow for Fuel Tank Fill Hose

You could get the appropriate (a street elbow? NPT to hose nylon. to a female threaded outlet.))fitting put into the tank before installing. They are usually spun in and the friction welds them.

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Re: Elbow for Fuel Tank Fill Hose

I had the same problem with mine, and cant recall where I bought the 90 elbow but is was a soft black rubber which allowed me to use 2 gear clamps to attatch to the tank.
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I would contact Moeller and ask about an elbow. PVC- not a good idea.
Unfortunately they don't provide an elbow for their straight fill. How about a copper pipe and a rubber elbow instead?
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You could get the appropriate (a street elbow? NPT to hose nylon. to a female threaded outlet.))fitting put into the tank before installing. They are usually spun in and the friction welds them.
I'll look into this. Thank you.
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Re: Elbow for Fuel Tank Fill Hose

Trident Rubber 32911241B Fuel Corr. A2 1-1/2 x 12.5



How tight is the bend as the Trident is made for bendiing without kinking as i had to do some crazy stuff to move the fuel fill form the cockpit to the rail
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Trident Rubber 32911241B Fuel Corr. A2 1-1/2 x 12.5

How tight is the bend as the Trident is made for bendiing without kinking as i had to do some crazy stuff to move the fuel fill form the cockpit to the rail
Thank you! This was exactly what I needed. My local shop had a similar product by Vetus. Worked just fine. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Elbow for Fuel Tank Fill Hose

Aaron...I am currently doing a similar "upgrade" to my boat, replacing an aluminum tank with a Moeller plastic. Gates Rubber makes a 90 degree rubber elbow that you can clamp on, various IDs (mine is 1 1/2" - Gates #24715)
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