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roadrunner

posted on 25/6/20 at 07:05 PM Reply With Quote
Copper fuel pipe ends

I've been trying to find a compression fitting for my 10mm copper fuel pipe so that I can securely fix a rubber fuel hose to.
What have others done.

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Brad

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40inches

posted on 25/6/20 at 07:17 PM Reply With Quote
I used a brake pipe flaring tool, works well
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roadrunner

posted on 25/6/20 at 07:20 PM Reply With Quote
I'm guessing it works with 10mm pipe.
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steve m

posted on 25/6/20 at 07:27 PM Reply With Quote
Just buy one of these

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brass-Compression-Fittings-Couplings-Elbows-Tees-8-10-12-15-22-28mm-Sizes-WRA/143434874023?hash=item2165627ca7:g:TlgAAOSwvGtdxD8V
and a bag of these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brass-Compression-Olives-Barrel-Plumbing-Tube-Pipe-Olive-Metric-Imperial/132589962722?hash=item1edefa45e2:g:KhcAAOSwLh9a0IN P


And do your own

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Oddified

posted on 25/6/20 at 07:34 PM Reply With Quote
I just buy a bag of olives (ebay) and solder them on the ends.
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roadrunner

posted on 25/6/20 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks fellas
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40inches

posted on 25/6/20 at 09:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by roadrunner
I'm guessing it works with 10mm pipe.


Up to 12mm, takes 10 seconds and can't pull off.
Like this one

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rusty nuts

posted on 26/6/20 at 05:51 AM Reply With Quote
I also use a pipe flaring tool although not the type shown
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roadrunner

posted on 26/6/20 at 07:24 AM Reply With Quote
Have one on order now.
Thanks peeps

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ianhurley20

posted on 26/6/20 at 09:15 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Oddified
I just buy a bag of olives (ebay) and solder them on the ends.


Exactly what I did!





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Mr Whippy

posted on 26/6/20 at 10:36 AM Reply With Quote
I'd solder them on rather than flared joints
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40inches

posted on 26/6/20 at 05:17 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
I'd solder them on rather than flared joints

Any reason why, or just preference?

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ianhurley20

posted on 26/6/20 at 09:59 PM Reply With Quote
For me its personal preference thing - I have the flaring tools but found a soldered olive easy to slide the rubber fuel hose over and clamp with a suitable clip wheras the flared end was a little more difficult to get the hose over. Both will do the job but for me I liked the olive version best - and - I never had a leak even at 3+ bar pressure from the fuel pump. I still have some olives and solder left and would do the same next time





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Deckman001

posted on 22/9/20 at 12:43 PM Reply With Quote
Many thanks for this topic thread, it reminded me to check my fuel pipe end that joins to the carbs, I have used rubber fuel pipe stamped pipe, so all's good there, but I had just slipped the pipe over my copper tube and clamped it up !!!

D'oh at least I've now got an 8mm olive soldered onto the end for the rubber pipe to fit over and be clamped on the other side.

Phew a lucky escape for me

Jason

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Charlie_Zetec

posted on 22/9/20 at 08:14 PM Reply With Quote
Ideal thing to suit is called a "beading tool", and is used to create a 'bulge' from the inside out on a formed tube.

They come in various styles/types depending on tube size, material thickness etc.; I believe there was a video/tutorial on how to make one for intercooler or coolant pipework from an old pair of mole grips....

For smaller pipe in the size you're looking at, they usually have a selection of ball bearings that are tightened from the inside and twisted around to create the form, like this one





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