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Old 06-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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Eagle HT fresh water siphoning?

anyone else having this issue? basically when your filling up the tank it will start coming out of the over flow but keep flowing for quite awhile after you stop filling

well mine has been in at work for the last couple of days and they believe that capping off one of the drains has fixed it, i will update you guys when i get it home tomorrow

i just wanted to post this cause i remember seeing some other people with the same issue
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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I put shut offs on mine, and leave them open while filling, then once they start dripping, I close them and I can add 15 more gallons of water, till it come up the filler, then after an hr. I open the valves and let them drain for 30 seconds and close them.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:12 AM   #3
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Shutoffs on the overflows are the solution to the problem. Seems this is particularly a problem with 2 water tanks that are interconnected. The main thing is that you MUST keep the shutoff open while filling, because that second tank needs to vent air as the water comes in. It will blow up like a balloon without a way for air to escape. And on mine, the air vent tube (not the overflow tubes) is only connected to the first tank.
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i actually only have 1 tank in mine
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #5
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ok so they didnt do ****, what valves did you guys use? just the same as the low point drain? or something different?
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:14 PM   #6
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well mine comes out of the two back overflows for quite a while but never comes out the actual front vent screen at the fillup opening
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:33 PM   #7
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thats where mine comes out too, never will come out of the screen vent because the other 2 just piss it out when it hits 2/3rds
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ok so they didnt do ****, what valves did you guys use? just the same as the low point drain? or something different?
You can use whatever is convenient. Just needs to close that overflow tube once it starts running water. My two overflow tubes are located immediately behind my tires and are therefore very difficult to access. So I connected the two tubes and ran an extension tube about 2 foot long and brought it out right where the drain valves are for the two fresh water tanks. There I added a shut off that looks like a cooler spigot.

I have seen other folks that use metal piping and attach a metal shutoff like you have at your house for connecting a hose. Again, anything will do. Just depends on your preference.
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Stopped today for lunch and lost 1/3 tank of water until I backed up and braked to stop the siphon. Thanks for the tips to fix this problem. First trip we have had this problem.
On our way home from Yellowknife NWT Canada
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:37 AM   #10
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I'm going to the hardware store this weekend and getting some 1/2in shut offs. Luckily for me they are right behind my low point drain so they are easy to access
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