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Oct-22-2021 @ 11:19 PM                           Permalink
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Yes sounds about right for a diesel tank. Mine is 200 L.
Even completely full you would only be carrying around 200 kg of diesel which would probably take months to empty whereas the same tank full of water would contain 250 kg and probably last one shower if my wife is in it! Not that I am suggesting my wife should shower on your boat Smile

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We have never noticed any taste to the water. They are Purified every year, We don't use the water for drinking we keep a stash of still and sparkling water under the floorboards for that,so really only used for teeth washing, but we have drunk it.I initially fitted them to keep the cost of a total refit down expecting to have to replace them further down the line but they are absolutely fine, I also have one for diesel and toilet waste, as I say they are all 13 plus years old.

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Hi All
We agree with spiderman as we have two Vetus tanks. I am just a little tighter than spiderman as we drink ours.

All new water mains are plastic as are the bottles that mineral water comes in.

I prefer a plastic diesel tank as an unproven un scientific theory that you will get less condensation because the temperature is not as cold. Also no rust after all most vehicle tanks and carry cans are plastic now.

I,ve never had any water in outboard tanks over the years either.

Marge and Parge

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Excellent. Thanks to both (3 Wink  ) of you for the help. I'll look into them. Cheers

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Hi Lopez Am i right in thinking you are going to live on it having a largish water tank (mine is 265gall) is beneficial and if under your bed it is out of the way using storage under a bed unless in drawers can be not convenient along with damp/condensation problems, if you have a bath room with largest shower why not keep it as it is. I would suggest you place some insulation around and on top of your tank, has your diesel tank a water drain tap on the lowest part? you will also need a biggish tank for diesel if you have diesel heating, solid fuel stoves are all very well but difficult to regulate and with new regs on what you can burn and being in London might cause some problems, if you do live on it and intend stripping/rebuilding the interior i urge you to spay foam all exterior surfaces with spray foam while units are dismantled, this will pay dividnes later also you can double glaze the fixed windows with acrylic panels fixed with Velcro sticky tape,(i have done this on my boat works very well), Your plumbing leaves a lot to be desired all hoses should have two stainless clips on all connections you will have no problems with stainless steel tanks tainting the water, Hep2o plastic tubing works very well encased in Armoflex as it is flexible and wont crack with movement. When/if you change the wiring or electricals dip bear ends in Vaseline this will stop corrosion on all electrical metal surfaces.DO NOT use ordenary grease. wishing you well. John

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