SailNet Community - View Single Post - Diesel fuel lines -Universal 3cyl diesel
View Single Post
Old 04-14-2011
Faster's Avatar
Faster Faster is offline
Just another Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,083
Thanks: 99
Thanked 281 Times in 271 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
In my line of work we use compression fittings for air lines and hose connections. I've installed these on my fuel line connections to the filter bodies with good results. The nice thing is they are reusable without new parts.(washers etc)

I'm not certain this would be totally 'kosher' with ABYC stds, but in industry we use them up to literally hundreds of pounds pressure so I'd expect they are fine for this service (i.e. supply to the injector pump).

Here's an example.. they can be had in SS or Brass and in barbed hose versions too.


1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook