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Tigerloop flexable lines

BobOnCom
BobOnCom Member Posts: 1
I'm installing a Tigerloop and in an attempt to keep the install simple I picked up 3 of the 1/4" flexible lines (<a href="http://www.simplyplumbing.com/westwoodproduc-s220-36.html">S220-36 1/4" NPT 36"</a>).

I got the lines and read in the fine print in the packaging that the lines are NOT to be used between the Tigerloop and the burner pump.

Has anyone installed the flexible lines between the Tigerloop and the burner?  All the info from Tigerloop tells you how great the flexible lines are to use between the Tigerloop and the burner.  Are the 1/4" lines just too small to take the pressure and volume?

It's a small residential oil fired forced hot air system.



Thanks!

Comments

  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    I would

    personally use pre-coated 3/8 copper oil line with flare fittings. That is my personal preference on those, many will differ I'm sure. You have no swing out door on the warm air, so flexible lines are not needed
  • Jim Hankinson
    Jim Hankinson Member Posts: 99
    Flex oil lines

    I followed the link and noted that on the page that comes up it reads"For swing out doors and oil de-aerators". The Tiger Loop is an oil de-aerator so can't see where there would be any issues. I used the same lines for years without a problem.
  • Ron Jr._3
    Ron Jr._3 Member Posts: 603
    edited December 2011
    I've had flexible lines

    from my Tigerloop to the burner for years without any issues too . I'm wondering what the use for them would be if you can connect them to a pump ?



    TIgerloop website says to change them every  5 to 7 years .



    http://www.tigerholm.com/en/hvac/Oil-hoses.htm



    http://www.tigerholm.com/Tigerholm_pdfs/HVAC/Oil_hosesEN.pdf
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    that's the thing

    no one changes them until they leak. If not needed, and even if there is a swing out door, i like good ole cooper. It usually lasts more than 5-7 years. No disrespect to those that use flex lines, but I too often see them us where they are not needed. I will do almost anything to prevent an oil leak, as I'm sure most will also.
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