And a big old bump.
So there I was, wanting to make my extended run gas tank set up for my EU 2000. I deviated a bit from the good Captain's design above and wanted to add an inline priming bulb that I saw recommended on several RV sites.
I already had a 6 gallon marine tank laying about so all I needed was fittings, an inline filter, the bulb, some fuel line and stuff like hose clamps.
Several of the RV sites recommended Academy Sporting Goods for all the bits and pieces. Sweet, there's one 5 minutes form here. Apparently in the 2 years since those writeups were done, Academy no longer sells generic marine fuel fittings. Everything was model specific and rather pricey. I did pick up a generic primer bulb. My choices were 1/4" or 5/16" fuel line connections, so I went with 1/4" on my first piece.
I figure with the low volume of fuel used, 1/4" line should be fine for it.
Second stop was Wal Mart as it was another place recommended to find the pieces. They don't even carry marine fuel tanks at the one near me, much less any fittings or parts.
Third stop was another big sporting goods store that like Wal Mart had no boat stuff.
Fourth stop was home depot. I managed to secure all of my necessary brass fittings for a 2 generator setup here.
Fifth stop was Autozone. No 1/4" fuel line. Really?
Sixth stop was Tractor supply. 10 ft of 1/4" fuel line secured. I also noted they had all of the brass fittings for a few cents cheaper than the despot.
Seventh stop was the auto parts store next door to TS where I picked up the fuel filter and hose clamps.
In between Home Depot and Autozone, I realized why many people recommend buying these premade online. This was turning into a time consuming pain in the ass.
I also realize had I just stayed within a few blocks of the house, it would have been 2 stops (Tractor Supply and O'Rieley's). I have yet to figure out why I always forget about going to Tractor Supply first for small hardware items but I always end up there for my last stop for whatever it is I need.
Oh well, now to go put all this together and see if it works.