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Miata
Miata Member Posts: 17
Spent over a month researching an in tank heater for my outdoor Roth tank. This morning decided to call with some questions and order heater. Clicked on website and was greeted with "After 20 years we are closing our doors". Great timing, so does anyone use an immersion type low voltage heater the fits in top of tank?

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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,304
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    Hi, I see your post about to fall off the first page, so although I know nothing about Roth tanks, I do know that there are 12 VDC heating elements for water heaters. Also, there is heat tape that runs on 12 VDC. Maybe one of those will meet your needs?

    Yours, Larry
  • yellowdog
    yellowdog Member Posts: 157
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    Does Roth allow any type of heater at all? Or will it void their warranty?
  • Miata
    Miata Member Posts: 17
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    Thank you, but I haven't had much luck finding another brand. The Rollie heater fit the 1/2" fitting of a 2" duplex fitting on top of tank and replaced the suction tube w their own that included the heating element. The Roth has 4 openings - vent, fill, gauge, and suction line. It seems all I have found are 1" elements. No extra opening in tank for it.
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,852
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    There is always a way to use one of the openings for a dual purpose. What if you had 2 of the openings with a #2350006801 2" NPT female pipe thread and connected the fuel supply line in the same opening as the fill pipe. Then the other opening can be used for anything that will fit in a 2" NPT female thread or smaller. You just need to put a street 45° on the tee with the Scully adaptor for the fuel deliver nozzle. (or have a 2" x 8" nipple for the driver to screw in to the elbow when delivering without the Scully Fill nozzle adaptor)



    I always said "You got to use your head in the big stuff"

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

  • Miata
    Miata Member Posts: 17
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    That is a great idea. Thank you.