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ian ashton
04-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Does anyone know the size/style of fitting I need to get for using my factory ballast plumbing with a larger upgraded bag?

I have an '08 Outback.

I searched the site and Google and didn't come up with anything...

moombadaze
04-08-2009, 01:01 PM
Ian, you should be able to unscrew the fitting from the bag and transfer it over to a bigger bag-at least i was able to with the fly-high brand of bags.

04OUTBACK
04-08-2009, 01:12 PM
Ian.
The fittings are glued in with some tough glue.. I would order additional fittings. You can get them out.. there is a "special" way that Fly High instructs.. but it would be easier to get new ones..

This should be it... one for fill and one for drain:
http://www.wakeside.com/product/boat/ballast/ballast_fittings/fly+high+pro+x+3-4%22+quick+release+connector.do

Roachman
04-08-2009, 01:32 PM
I just took my glued ones off a couple of months ago. Just get a hair dryer and heat at the base of the fitting for 6-8 mins just on one side. Stand with your foot at the base and with your other foot press away from the heated side and it will pop off.

ian ashton
04-08-2009, 01:48 PM
Excellent, thanks for the info guys! For an extra ~$20 I might as well buy new fittings, as I am planning on using the 400 poubd bag in another area, and I'd like to plumb it just like factory.

FlyHigh 800 pounds here I come :-D

Limishowman3
04-08-2009, 05:53 PM
I was able to just unscrew my bag by hand, I plan on switching the 750 for the factory 400 and put the 400 in the bow. I need to go to home depot this weekend and buy some plumbing

ian ashton
04-08-2009, 10:25 PM
I was able to just unscrew my bag by hand, I plan on switching the 750 for the factory 400 and put the 400 in the bow. I need to go to home depot this weekend and buy some plumbing


That is exactly what I'm doing, more or less...