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Water coming out top of sight tube
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Water coming out top of sight tube
Model AL-20. Water coming out top of sight. What would cause that.
My bubbler is about 1 inch above unit, I don't think that would cause the over flow. Help needed.

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05-25-2008 08:39 AM
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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
Too much heat causing it to boil?

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05-25-2008 03:29 PM
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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
colchiro Wrote:Too much heat causing it to boil?
Starts coming out as soon as I start the unit. Unit is mounting behind grill and before radiator. The unit should not be getting to much heat. If it is boiling what is causing it to boil. Could it be something else.
05-25-2008 04:32 PM
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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
How much current is it drawing? Maybe your electrolyte is too strong.

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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
colchiro Wrote:How much current is it drawing? Maybe your electrolyte is too strong.

How can I measure current? The Amp meter reads 9 amp when water is at 3/4 full, after water start coming out sight tube, the amp go down to 4 amps.

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05-25-2008 06:20 PM
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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
Amps = current.

Ok so your running 9 amps

Is this your cell?
[Image: AL20_new.jpg]

Where is the site tube. Did you build it or buy it already assembled?

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05-25-2008 07:24 PM
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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
colchiro Wrote:Amps = current.

Ok so your running 9 amps

Is this your cell?
[Image: AL20_new.jpg]

Where is the site tube. Did you build it or buy it already assembled?

See Attachment picture (don't know if picture will show up) The Site tube is at bottom rim and is open above the unit.

Bought it already assembled. Purchased 11-2005, never used till this week.

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05-26-2008 06:52 AM
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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
Robert, is the sight tube the one on the left in the picture above? It should not be open at the top unless air was intended to enter that way. If you're getting water out there, the normal outlet is plugged or at least restricted. Gas is going to take the way of least resistance. If it can't go into the engine, it'll escape the sight tube.

What do you have on the output tube where gas exits the top of your cell? Is there a check valve there?

You can see on the pic above that the tube on the left has two fittings so no outside access to the tube. I think you should pick up another elbow and drill and tap a hole on the side to finish the install so it looks like the unit above. Any plumbing store can get you the right fitting and the proper size drill bit and tap.

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05-26-2008 07:30 AM
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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
You could plug the hose for now, but I'd add the second fitting. A golf tee works great to plug the hose, if you have one available.

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05-26-2008 08:21 AM
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RE: Water coming out top of sight tube
colchiro Wrote:You could plug the hose for now, but I'd add the second fitting. A golf tee works great to plug the hose, if you have one available.


The gas and the water seem to each be going in the right direction.
I now have the site tube plugged with a golf tee and small hose clamp. I will add a second fitting soon. No water come out amps holding at 11 amp.

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05-26-2008 09:31 AM
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