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Fuel Tank Plumbing


OK- so I am in the midst of installing a new Beta per Bud's instructions- so far so good- I am confused on how to plumb the fuel lines though- I am doing a dual filter setup with selector valves so that I can change a filter underway and I feel confdent that I have that figured out but I am not so sure on the diesel return line- I must have to do the return line to a selector valve as well to point it in the right tank depending on which tank I am drawing from, correct? Am I missing something simple?



Aaron Norlund


We only have one return line. It goes to our Starboard tank. So we always draw from our starboard before port.

Our port tank does not have a return inlet.

Aaron N.

Gary and Charlotte Burton

Iam contemplating my return line setup. Currently I only have one tank installed but the other one will go in soon. I'm thinking that I will install two 3 way selectors, one will select the tank I want to draw from and the other the tank I want to return to.

Bud Taplin

Gary, You are correct that you will need two selector valves. Mount them next to each other do you can easily see that you have switched both when changing supply tanks.

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