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Old 12-17-2015, 01:36 PM
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Question Fuel Tank Finger Strainer Install

I'm attempted to install the finger strainer on completed fuel tank but found that at about halfway screwed in, I could no longer use my fingers. I got a wrench out and got another turn or two out of it before it became EXTREMELY tight even with a wrench. I stopped there and tried to install it on the the other tank's uninstalled rib with the same results. Is the strainer supposed to screw all the way down flush? I've got to missing something here.


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Old 12-17-2015, 03:10 PM
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Is the strainer supposed to screw all the way down flush?
No.

The fitting is NPT (tapered pipe thread)

Read about installing threaded fittings in construction manual SECTION 5

Paragraph 5.27 on page 05-32 would be a good place to start.....
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:43 PM
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Thanks. No sooner did I post did I had the bright idea to check section 5. Because it is such a great resource, VAF sometimes becomes the automatic go to for questions rather than the manual.
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Old 12-18-2015, 03:14 PM
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Hmmm...My prehistoric (~2002) -7 kit, and my 1990 era -4 have the fuel pickups mounted on the access plate, as shown in the plans. Is the pictured method for just the -14, or has it changed for all the other models, as well?

Open question to Van's...

If this is a revision to 'current tech', why not use an automotive style 'sock' as the strainer? Much bigger surface area, better pre-filtering, and pretty much self cleaning.

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Is the pictured method for just the -14, or has it changed for all the other models, as well?
It is the pick-up style used on the RV-10 and 14 only.
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What is your question / what are you not sure about?
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Am I correct in assuming that because it is a tapered tread, it should not go all the way in, so the first picture in this thread looks ok?

(it just misses some sealant)
Correct.

If it does go all the way in, it is an indicator that something is wrong with either the fitting or the hole it is being threaded into.
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