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flexible oil piping

lee_7 Member Posts: 458
they are talking about a flexible braided stainless steel line, similiar to flex lines for plumbing. DO NOT INTERMIX. Have they use the proper oil line. Can be found at most supply houses that carry oil parts


  • Jim_83
    Jim_83 Member Posts: 67

    I am a homeowner looking to replace my existing steam boiler.

    The boiler installation manuals refer to ‘flexible oil piping’ near the burner swing doors. What is flexible oil piping? Is it soft copper tubing or some type of corrugated tubing I have seen used on gas water heaters?

    Thank you.
  • Tony Furst
    Tony Furst Member Posts: 12

    My suspicion is they are referring to the use of soft copper from the rigid oil piping to the burner pump. Typically soft copper is used because it handles the minor vibrations that occur with a rotating piece of machinery.

  • Jim Hankinson
    Jim Hankinson Member Posts: 99

    If the burner is mounted on a swing door the reference is probably to a flex oil line so the door can be opened for service rather than having to disconnect the oil line each time.
  • Jim_83
    Jim_83 Member Posts: 67

    What should I be looking for from the installer so I know it is done right?
  • Jim_83
    Jim_83 Member Posts: 67

    Thanks everyone.
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