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Old 06-09-2018, 12:40 PM
BellyUpFish BellyUpFish is offline
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Ballast bag vent and fill ports?

Ok guys, I just grabbed some 800lb bags for our X1.

Iíll be plumbing 2 of them where the stock ballast was installed.

My question, and I donít think in the end it will matter, but I figured Iíd see what you guys thought.

The bag has a port on each end of the bag and a port on the top of the bag at each end.

Does it matter which port I use for fill and vent?

Iíd like to use one of the ports on the ends for fill/drain as itíll be at the low spot.






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Old 06-09-2018, 01:24 PM
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Vent should be a top port, so when the bag is completely full, you'll know when water starts flowing out the vent hole. Not sure it matters if you fill from top or end, but I'd probably use an end fill, assuming they're set down towards the bottom of the bag.
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:43 PM
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Vent should be a top port, so when the bag is completely full, you'll know when water starts flowing out the vent hole. Not sure it matters if you fill from top or end, but I'd probably use an end fill, assuming they're set down towards the bottom of the bag.
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Yeh, thatís what Iím thinking. Vent should definitely be at the top.

I think Iíll use the bottom fill as well, that way when I empty them, theyíll be sucking from the bottom, rather than the top.


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Old 06-09-2018, 05:56 PM
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You should have the reversible pumps, so you should be filling and draining from the bottom.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:59 PM
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You should have the reversible pumps, so you should be filling and draining from the bottom.


I do have reversible pumps. Thatís what I was thinking as well. If I went from the top, that wouldnít work for draining.


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Old 06-09-2018, 07:24 PM
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What size ports are on that bag? I have one just like it but none of my tsunami connectors work with it.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:38 PM
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What size ports are on that bag? I have one just like it but none of my tsunami connectors work with it.


Supposed to be 1Ē NPT, which looks like what it is.

I think there was a version before this bag that had non-standard holes.


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