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Oil Burner Supply & Return Hoses?

doughess
doughess Member Posts: 28
A picture on eBay for a used Beckett AFG burner ( 151626736848 ) shows oil supply and return 3/8" hoses with female flared fittings. Does this meet code. Do you sell them?

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,331
    As long as they're listed for that use, they're fine. They come in handy on boilers with swing-out doors, since you don't have to disconnect the line to open the door.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • doughess
    doughess Member Posts: 28
    At HVAC distributors I cannot find any hoses, labeled or otherwise. We have a local company that makes to order all kinds of hose assemblies for heavy equipment. They did not know of hose assemblies that met code. Had only heard of copper tubing meeting code for residential oil burners. They can make good ones but I want find out if it complies with code.

    They made a hose for my natural gas fired alternator on a wheeled cart. The 1" hose is labeled for natural gas service.
    For mobility and vibration isolation it is great.
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    I think it's Crown that makes UL listed 36" braided. I use them all the time. Can you get them shipped? In CT, it's a common item on suppliers shelves.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 11,996
    'Westwood Products" makes them. I am sure your supply house can get them.
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
    That's right Ed, I forgot about Westwood.
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,362
    The ones we use here are tigerloop hoses, possibly made by Westwood. We get them in 24" and 36" sizes. It is the only way to go with swing out burner doors.
    Rick
  • doughess
    doughess Member Posts: 28
    Thanks for all the leads.
    Because Suntec pump have 1/4" NPT ports I got curious about using 1/4" hose rather than 3/8". I called their tech support person who said 1/4" hose is fine. Am using a 40 ft length of 3/8" cu line to a tank at same level.
  • happydave
    happydave Member Posts: 79
    If you use flex hoses I believe they are SUPPOSED to be changed every couple of years
  • doughess
    doughess Member Posts: 28
    I bought Mitco: http://www.mitcomfg.com/catalogmaster.htm?v=2&seq=69
    Have a 5 year warranty and are sold through distributors
    Thanks to every one for the help.
  • doughess
    doughess Member Posts: 28
    I ordered Mitco the hoses but received one made by EIBEL GmbH Germany. Label reads for #2 Fuel oil. 145 Psi Max. There is normally little pressure in the inlet and return lines. If however return clogged, the resulting pump pressure might burst hose resulting in a real mess.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,331
    If the return clogs and you don't have a flexible hose, the shaft seal on the fuel unit will blow and you'll have a mess anyway.

    The solution is a TigerLoop, which sidesteps the return-line problem.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting