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Old 07-16-2010, 04:18 PM
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Harpooned my tank today!

I went ahead and harpooned my tank today. I tried to just tilt the bed back but it was just as easy to remove the entire thing. Took about two hours and the hardest part was getting the bung back on the tank.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:20 PM
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Good, I am glad I did mine! Although I dropped my tank, hindsights.... I prolly should have lifted the bed as you did!
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:23 PM
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Hedberg was a funny man.-Smacky the Frog is the coolest.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:26 PM
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Smacky the Frog is the best!
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:26 PM
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Sorry if this sounds stupid but what do you mean by harpooned the tank?
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:28 PM
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I am not sure why they call it that but, you go inside the tank and cut the fill spout and vent spout off as close to the top of the tank as you can. There is about five gallons of area there you cannot use because the vent picks up the foam. Apperantly they use the same tanks for gas motors and they neeed the room for expansion.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:29 PM
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If you do it use the ratcheting pvc cutters so there is no shavings in your tank.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:31 PM
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Ok thanks. Ya seems like a funny name for it.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:37 PM
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I did mine and it saves so much time at the pumps. I can usually only get a gallon or so after it clicks off. I dropped my tank and would do it the same way next time. One man job. There's a trick to it. Can't imagine removing the bed could be easier? The hardest part for me was getting the filler hose off of the metal filler neck.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:40 PM
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Wasn't bad, I did it by my self. I have one of those steel carports at the end of my drive way. I just hung two chain falls from the beams and drove the truck out from under it when I lifted it. Thank god for Air Impact guns though. The bed bolts were extremely tight and the threads were full of crud.
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