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  • Splicing fuel filler hose

    I moved the console on my boat forward and the filler is located on it. I now need to splice the Red Stripe filler hose with an approximate ID of 1-1/2" and the breather hose. Where can I obtain the connector or barb splicer? Thank you in advance. See my '62 Lamar at:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php...00000153362255
    Smokinguntoo


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    Re: Splicing fuel filler hose

    try your local boating good store, or a lowes home depot

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    • #3
      Re: Splicing fuel filler hose

      I had a salesman at West Marine tell me that splicing the filler hose is not a coast guard approved repair, that I should buy all new hose. in 1 piece, at like $10.99 a ft. I noticed they did actually have the fitting I needed in Brass, 1 1/2" barb both ends, so I went that way. It's working just fine with my 2 pc hose now.

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        Re: Splicing fuel filler hose

        Originally posted by smokinguntoo View Post
        I moved the console on my boat forward and the filler is located on it. I now need to splice the Red Stripe filler hose with an approximate ID of 1-1/2" and the breather hose. Where can I obtain the connector or barb splicer? Thank you in advance. See my '62 Lamar at:
        http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php...00000153362255
        Smokinguntoo
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        Yeah, the right size fittings are available, but there are other hoses that size, like sanitation hoses, where they can be used safely. I can't think of anyone who would recommend a splice in a hose that's full of fuel vapor.

        Half-assed repairs always work great, right up until the moment they fail.
        John and Linda
        Escapade III
        1992 Carver 26 Command Bridge
        Twin Merc Alpha 4.3 LX

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          Re: Splicing fuel filler hose

          Theres nothing like saving a buck and blowing the whole damn thing up!
          If you can read this thank a teacher.If you can read it in english THANK A VETERAN

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            Re: Splicing fuel filler hose

            Originally posted by ENSIGN View Post
            Theres nothing like saving a buck and blowing the whole damn thing up!
            Amen!

            What cost do you put on your life?
            The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100' below...



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            • #7
              Re: Splicing fuel filler hose

              brass connector, 4 SS clamps, running a new bonding wire, etc..... and in a couple of years when the old hose fails, you'll have to replace it anyway. Just do it now and never have to worry about it.

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