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paulmurray
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 1:50 pm    Post subject: copper pipe Reply with quote

just gatherin together the stuff to do my second twin tanker and was wondering is it ok to use copper pipe and fittings in the fuel system??
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not really paul the FFA content of the WVO will corrode the pipe and it goes rancid very quickly, especially if warm.

Aluminum is fine though.

HDPE is great but not if over 60 deg c.

some people have copper heat exchangers and they work okay but the chemistry is definately wrong.

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh well there goes another beautifull plan Crying or Very sad
thanks for the info terence i don't want to be refittin it all a few months down the line.
what about brass??

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same i have brass tank connectors on my waste oil dump and they are all green and slimey.

you could build it all in copper and have it electroplated .
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My drums have brass tap too - Fine if you don't mind a few ml of green oil on first opening Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what should you make it all from, in an ideal world?
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

H/E in aluminium.

pipework in fuel hose

connectores in HDPE. or anodised aluminium.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or Stainess Steel...

Have a look at a Milking Parlour for Inspiration!

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so is it ok for dino diesel??
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