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Filling a slip tank straight from the diesel tank

Anyone have any info on how hard this would be?
I want to run a slip tank under my sled deck and not worry about how I'm going to fill it.
Pretty much I want to be able to only fill the truck from my factory fill tube and somehow have it pump into my slip tank from the factory tank until full and then be able to while driving transfer fuel back into the factory tank from the slip tank.
If there were any experts out there with info on any precautions that would need to be taken, as far as over pressurizing either tank that I would need to worry about or having fuel spill out of factory tank due to getting over filled?
Basically any ideas or thoughts would help. Thanks steve


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Other than taking for ever to fill the slip tank. I would use switches to watch the levels while driving. Flip switch to fill from say a 1/4 to 3/4, and then turn it off.

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Filling a slip tank straight from the diesel tank

I have pumps that will fill way faster then a gas station so don't know what you mean by taking forever to fill slip tank?


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then yeah just put a switch on the dash that turns a pump on that fills the stock tank. Maybe somebody's got a electronic device that will automatically do it for you.

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Oh quick thought is that you can get float switches off of ebay. just stick one in each tank.

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Filling a slip tank straight from the diesel tank

Yah switch is fine, that's not the problem if you read my first post at all?? Tank is under a sled deck. Aka no way of accessing it to fill it, hence filling it from the stock tank with a transfer pump


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Filling a slip tank straight from the diesel tank

I'm not concerned with the wiring or the pumps I got all that down.
What I am concerned about is over pressurizing either tank or air locking one of my pumps somehow.


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You said you had pumps that could out pump a filler. If over flowing the slip is the problem. Just put a float switch in that would shut it off when full.

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