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Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby bud37 » May 16th, 2018, 6:25 am

Hey Hans, you sure you didn't work on the set of Mission impossible..timers relays, I wouldn't know where to start. :-D ....looks cool...... :beergood:

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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby Midnightsun » May 16th, 2018, 7:44 am

:-D :-D :-D
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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby mjk1040 » May 17th, 2018, 6:21 am

My solution is to have the wifey fill it while I have a beer! :beergood:
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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby Midnightsun » May 22nd, 2018, 5:22 am

Decided to add new filler port to the water tank as opposed to using the existing although the latter would have worked fine. 1/2" npt bulkhead fitting with a short extension into the tank and an elbow to hose barb above. More stuff I had lying around had from aquarium parts and sprinkler system parts.

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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby Midnightsun » May 22nd, 2018, 5:33 am

Started looking deeper into where I was going to mount the activation button. Opted for a rather clean modification by removing/drilling out the telephone? :lol: connection (cannot even begin to think they were still installing this in 2007) and replacing it with an industrial momentary push button which fit just right that I picked up at the local electronics surplus store for a few bucks. It is perfectly located and no extra holes were required.

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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby Viper » May 22nd, 2018, 7:21 am

Yeay, somebody with a SmartPlug :down:
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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby Midnightsun » May 22nd, 2018, 7:27 am

Viper wrote:Source of the post Yeay, somebody with a SmartPlug :down:


Had on my previous boat also, only way to go IMHO. For those who are not familiar with it. Here is the info. http://smartplug.com
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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby Viper » May 22nd, 2018, 7:38 am

I've told a couple of their reps over the years that they need to provide an incentive and convince marinas to convert, otherwise it's a hard sell.
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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby Midnightsun » May 27th, 2018, 5:06 am

Solenoid with 15mm quick disconnect potable water line fittings attached. Pretty much ready to make the final water line cuts/insertions and complete the installation.

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Re: Lazy Mans Auto City Water Tank Fill Modification

Postby Midnightsun » June 10th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Tried her out at the marina, works as expected except time to fill was longer than expected, dialed the timer up to 20 minutes, all is good. Love it.
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