Steel fuel tank

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  1. Toolate

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    Block the vent and try like 1 psi of air pressure? SPray some soap like fantastic on the fittings/hoses and see if you have a leak?

    I have had good luck with tank additives for dealing with odor too. Better but not gone. Firm believer in 1 1/2” tank vents if possible and more than 1 if you can. Had boats with and without and they really solve the problem
     
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    Second the double vent suggestion, one on each side of the boat to get some air moving thr0ugh the tank, makes a lot of difference. Old hoses and old tanks stink too, just pulled my whole system, every piece stunk from the outside with not a single leak. Albeit the hoses were low dollar white san hose which has a fairly short life before the stink permeates...
     
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    1 1/2" vents??? never seen them. where do you find these fixtures. Good point on the pressure test!
     
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    Since its a holding tank vents can just be 1 1/2 plastic thru hulls (or SS or Bronze). That is what I used anyway. No harm in a little spray or rain getting on my shit.:)
     

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