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Thread: Made me a good bait tank today
08-20-2006, 09:12 AM #11
08-20-2006, 09:16 AM #12
Im not too sure but am guessing that maybe the pump is not primed. On most water pumps if you dont prime it with a little water they will just set there and suck air. At least that is my experience with water pumps. With that set up I am not sure what the best way to prime it would be.
08-20-2006, 10:25 AM #13
I made one similar to what your talking about earlier this year
Check This Thread , Posts 13,14, & 15
If you got the standard Attwood Pump, it is not Self Priming. You have to suck the air out of the lines until you get water into the pump... Basically works like a big siphon system..
08-20-2006, 10:33 AM #14
- Evans Juneau
Keeyaawww, dat is gonna be as much fun to build for me dan to use I tink, had me a similar idea like dat but you got a good head on ur shoulders, let me know when you get da pics up I would like to see dis...again tanks a million...I Gaur-aan-teee.
08-20-2006, 10:08 PM #15
ok guys... here are the pics... the one with the batt. clips are a little fuzzy, camera is dead... the batteries that i had in it didn't charge at all, now i'm starting fresh with new batteries... lol... ok... here they are... http://curseyournameracing.com/fishing/baittank/
all i used:
1 45 gallon rubbermaid storage container
1 attwood 500 gallon per hour bildge pump
1 pvc 3/4" T fittin, 2 ends slide into tubing and the other 1 is threaded for 3/4 pvc
2 pvc 3/4" end plug
1 pvc 3/4" 90 degree bend, both ends slide in the tubing
7 hose clamps
6 foot of 3/4" inner diamiter clear rubber tubing (had about a foot left over)
1 pvc 3/4" hose to 1/2" tube adapter, the 3/4 end is threded to go into the T fitting
10 foot of 1/2" inner diamiter tubing.
you just drill a hole in the bottom of a short side to put the pump in, if you get a container with wheels, put the pump on the non wheel side. install the pump, drill a hole in the center of the top of each short side, put the plug through the hole on the opposite side of the pump, and put the elbow in the other hole. measure out the distance between the sides on the inside, cut some 3/4" tubing to that size and drill 1/8 to 1/4 inch holes 6 to 12 inches apart from eachother. 1/4" holes won't clog as easy, but you don't need as many of them. install the tube, put a clamp on each end. measure and cut 2 peices of 3/4" tubing to go between the pump and the elbow with the T fitting in the middle of the tubing. install that tubing and the T fitting and put the tighten the clamps. than put the plug in the threaded part of the T fitting. clamp on your battery clips. take the hose to tubing adapter and put one end of the 1/2" tubing on and clamp it down. and thats it... now all you have to do is add some water, and hook it up to the battery, and bam... you have a working bait tank that you only put about $60 into and took less than half an hour building. when you go to drain it, just turn the pump off, take the plug out of the T fittin, put the 1/2" hose onto the T fitting and turn the pump on... it will pump water out till the intake of the pump is no longer under water. than just disconnect from the battery and dump the rest.
i couldn't get the pump to suck up any water through the hose to make it easier to fill with water, even with priming the pump.
if you have any questions about it, or how to make it, or whatever, just pm me and ask.
well... thats it for now... l8er yall.
08-21-2006, 12:37 AM #16
- Benji Caywood
looks good Ken:big_smile: :big_smile: :big_smile:
08-21-2006, 02:18 AM #17
Looks like you had a great idea and made it happen. Way to go.