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Old 03-30-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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Vent stack question

I replaced the vent pipes for both the grey and black tanks today. While doing so I noticed the rubber flanges attached to the tanks that the pipes slide into are just a slip fit. They vent pipes were not glued to the rubber flanges on the tank nor did they have a hose clamp or anything else to seal them. Is this normal?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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Good question. You do not want them coming off from the bouncing down the road.

I would clamp them with hose clamps. BUT be careful not to tighten to tight so you don't crack the neck on the tank. Just tight enough so you can't pull it off.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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I have been giving this some more thought, and I am thinking there should be some play in the pipes to allow for the movement while driving. I can't access the flange area without cutting the floor, so I will put it back in place as it was and pack fiberglass insulation around it to keep it centered to make myself feel better about it
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I have been giving this some more thought, and I am thinking there should be some play in the pipes to allow for the movement while driving.
I'm on your side, dude. It is surprising how much movement can occur in an AS, and not just from travelling. Filling the tank, for example, most likely induces the tank to drop down somewhat.
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I replaced the vent pipes for both the grey and black tanks today. While doing so I noticed the rubber flanges attached to the tanks that the pipes slide into are just a slip fit. They vent pipes were not glued to the rubber flanges on the tank nor did they have a hose clamp or anything else to seal them. Is this normal?
Mine were slip fit and clamped. No sealant.
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