Ah ok, so put it closer to the heat and put it in at 45 degrees so that the water runs past (if there is any up that far) that would eliminate that problem. You want your filter pointing down a bit too so that it can drain if need be. And snorkel it. Good work!Yes the tee could definitely be closer but that is where I had the slit in the hose before I thought about putting the tee in. And yes I will be adding some fuel line once I get around to it to rout it off of the filter. All good ideas!