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    Question techniques for emptying silver tank?

    Hey,

    I need to do maintenance on my silver bath, and I'm wondering what methods you guys use for emptying the tank. I bought a siphon to empty it with last time I did maintenance, but when I took it today to empty the tank into a bottle, the valve in the air bulb must have broken because it no longer does anything.

    Other than pouring it, which seems a bit dangerous, do you guys have any suggested methods for emptying the tanks? mine is an 8x10 lund tank if that matters.

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    Re: techniques for emptying silver tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
    Hey,

    I need to do maintenance on my silver bath, and I'm wondering what methods you guys use for emptying the tank. I bought a siphon to empty it with last time I did maintenance, but when I took it today to empty the tank into a bottle, the valve in the air bulb must have broken because it no longer does anything.

    Other than pouring it, which seems a bit dangerous, do you guys have any suggested methods for emptying the tanks? mine is an 8x10 lund tank if that matters.
    I bought a cheap turkey baster to empty mine. I get it to the point where its 2/3 empty and then just pour the rest out. Its tedious, but it works.

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    Re: techniques for emptying silver tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
    Hey,

    I need to do maintenance on my silver bath, and I'm wondering what methods you guys use for emptying the tank. I bought a siphon to empty it with last time I did maintenance, but when I took it today to empty the tank into a bottle, the valve in the air bulb must have broken because it no longer does anything.

    Other than pouring it, which seems a bit dangerous, do you guys have any suggested methods for emptying the tanks? mine is an 8x10 lund tank if that matters.
    If you have a Lund travel tank then you can get this:

    https://www.lundphotographics.com/in...ining-lid.html

    Thatís what I use to just pour it out. Works well.

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    Re: techniques for emptying silver tank?

    I to have a Lund 8x10 tank. The pour spout lid is a no-brainer. It makes a tricky task very easy.


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    Re: techniques for emptying silver tank?

    I just pour mine into a large mouth pitcher. I then filter it into a storage bottle from there.

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    Re: techniques for emptying silver tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi7475 View Post
    If you have a Lund travel tank then you can get this:

    https://www.lundphotographics.com/in...ining-lid.html

    That’s what I use to just pour it out. Works well.
    I was not aware Lund made that! I’ll put that on a list of things to acquire

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