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Offline DOCTHEDOG

"T" KICKER FUEL LINE INTO MAIN FUEL TANK
« on: June 09, 2014, 12:52:25 PM »
I WANT TO TEE MY KICKER INTO MY MAIN FUEL TANK.  I'M CONCERNED ABOUT 1 MOTOR DRAWING A VACUUM ON THE OTHER AND SUCKING AIR OR DOES THAT NOT HAPPEN?  HAS ANYONE SEEN 1 WAY CHECK VALVES OR A SYSTEM THAT WOULD WORK?  OR IS A MANUAL SHUT OF TEE VALVE THE WAY TO GO?
THANKS

Online Danno

Re: "T" KICKER FUEL LINE INTO MAIN FUEL TANK
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 01:09:37 PM »
Use the second exit port on your fuel filter. If you spring for the quick connects, they usually have the anti-back flow built in.
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Offline finfinn

Re: "T" KICKER FUEL LINE INTO MAIN FUEL TANK
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 01:58:31 PM »
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Offline First Cabin

Re: "T" KICKER FUEL LINE INTO MAIN FUEL TANK
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 02:37:01 PM »
What quick connects are you referring to?  I'm not aware of quick connects with check valves.
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Offline DOCTHEDOG

Re: "T" KICKER FUEL LINE INTO MAIN FUEL TANK
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 05:43:07 PM »
I BELIEVE THE QUICK DISCONNECTS ARE FOR LEAKAGE PURPOSES WHEN DISCONNECTED NOT BACK FLOW UNLESS THERE ARE SOME I DONT KNOW ABOUT

Offline Steve

Re: "T" KICKER FUEL LINE INTO MAIN FUEL TANK
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 07:49:01 PM »
Use the second exit port on your fuel filter. If you spring for the quick connects, they usually have the anti-back flow built in.

This is how mine is rigged, never had any issues.
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Online Markshoreline

Re: "T" KICKER FUEL LINE INTO MAIN FUEL TANK
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 08:17:43 PM »
If you don't want to go with quick connects you can buy "anti-siphon valves" that screw into the fuel filter head and have a hose barb.  The best ones are Evinrude or Bombardier brand.  They are all brass and SS, the Moellers are aluminum bodied.
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Offline DOCTHEDOG

Re: "T" KICKER FUEL LINE INTO MAIN FUEL TANK
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 06:01:17 PM »
that sounds like exactly what i want.  thanks for the info markshoreline.  ill check into it.  i thought maybe the primer bulbs might work for a check valve too