Hydraulic tank installation

jon3030

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I am about to install a 19 gallon hydraulic tank to feed my bandit reel. I had the tank custom made to fit inside a compartment under the deck that I can access through a hatch. I want to hold the tank in place using foam so I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what foam to use? I saw some "pour in" foam at Roses Marine but it would be around $300, so I am looking for alternatives. Thanks.
 

Curmudgeon

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What is the tank made out of? I would worry about moisture and rot issues with steel or aluminum.
 

jon3030

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Aluminum tank and the place it's going stays dry so I am not concerned with corrosion.
 

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dry

"Stays dry" temp differences= sweat = rot=big mess
 

pugsley

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that foam works pretty well, i just poured some in around a new gas tank in my privateer, it was $32 for the two parts, the old tank was held in the same way, it held no moisture, the only place the old tank had any rot issues was where it touched wood.
 

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mertons fiberglass. $75 for 2 gallons of 2lb foam fills 9 cu/ft. make sure you can get at the filter or mount it remotely
 
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