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#1 earthgrinder OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 08:47 PM

I am looking for a good fuel hose for use on small engines.  I would like a push on hose that does not need clamps or hose that I could use spring type clamps and not the screw type.  I have been using automotive fuel line with screw clamps and that sometimes is awkward in very short distances.


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 08:59 PM

I'll send you a package of what I use.  1/4 ID by 1/2 OD.  Black neoprene.  $32 for 25 foot.   It will seal with hose clamps one time, after that you can use standard spring clips. 

 

There's also the low permeation line.  25 foot for $51.  Al Gore will hug you if you use it. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 12:25 AM

I've been using Tygon fuel line for about a year and a half, with good results.

It is semi clear, flexible, and doesn't get stiff within a year.

It's available through any Stens dealer.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 04:24 AM

The Rural King store in my area has the Tygon fuel line too.

Make sure your hose fittings are not damaged and the barbs are not wore down. This will help hold the hose on without a clamp.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 05:07 AM

Make sure you get the lines that is rated for gasoline use. Around here it normally has a yellow tint to it. Regular clear vinyl tubing should not be used for gasoline.  


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:03 AM

For the last few years we were using fuel line we purchased at the Yamaha dealer. Stuff has held up well and for the most part on lawn equipment no hose clamps have been used. Comes in sizes from 5/16ths down to 1/8th for primer lines. Our dealer in the past has cut us some slack on the price because of the amount we purchase. In areas near a high heat source I think I would stay with the black neoprene line.  


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 12:28 PM

I normally just use regular black fuel line from TSC which will seal with spring clamps, although I find them to be more of a PITA than there worth.
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Posted March 27, 2014 - 01:50 PM

I'll send you a package of what I use.  1/4 ID by 1/2 OD.  Black neoprene.  $32 for 25 foot.   It will seal with hose clamps one time, after that you can use standard spring clips. 

 

There's also the low permeation line.  25 foot for $51.  Al Gore will hug you if you use it. 

 

Ben W.

I appreciate the offer, but that would be more hose than I would use on my collection of small engined rototillers.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 01:54 PM

Thanks for all the replies to my inquiry.  I will see if my local mower shop has the Tygon or neoprene hose.   Whatever he has that will work with the spring type clamps or no clamps.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 08:09 PM

Tygon is a lot more expensive, and since it is clearish/yellow, it doesn't match the OEM, so that's the only reason why I don't carry it.  Otherwise, it is excellent hose.

 

I appreciate the offer, but that would be more hose than I would use on my collection of small engined rototillers.

 

I'll also sell it to you (or anyone) per foot if you know how much you need.

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 08:31 PM

Not original at all but to add a little taste to some of my engines, for the little green and red engines i use oxygen acetylene hoses.


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