New kerosene line connections


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Old 09-09-22, 08:28 AM
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New kerosene line connections

I'm installing a new kerosene heater and the old feed does not line up so I'm going to drill a new hole. The tank is outside. I am keeping the old kerosene heater as a backup. The line that currently feeds the old heater is orange coated. Do I need to have an orange coated line for the new kerosene heater? I'm in New England near the water can get cold. Just tough finding a 4-ft piece of Orange coated copper
 

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Old 09-09-22, 12:38 PM
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Interior oil flexible tubing

I have a very short run basically two 90 that have to happen within 6 in. Very tough to do with copper and getting the correct bend is not that easy. Is it possible to use a flexible tube like used on a car fuel line? As long as the diameter is fine I think that would be okay wouldn't it
 
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Old 09-09-22, 08:33 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Is this on an oil burner connection ?
Can't tell from your description.
Pictures are always helpful...... How to insert pictures.
 
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Old 09-09-22, 09:38 PM
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I don't like that flue line.

That line has flare fittings and must be handled differently.
What size is that copper tubing ? 3/8" ?
I'm thinking along this line.... flex line
 

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Old 09-10-22, 03:49 AM
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Yes it is a oil furnace it is 3/8 they are flared fittings. My concern with that part is the 3ft it adds. Everything is gravity feed.
 

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Old 09-10-22, 10:49 AM
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I combined the two threads.

I just used that flex line only as an example.
It's length is dictated by the size of that copper pipe.

As long as the tank is higher than the heater.... oil will flow.

You could also use any copper pipe for the connection.
I would use a piece of soft copper and a bender.
It would also require a flaring tool.
pipe bender
 
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Old 09-10-22, 03:14 PM
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I have a flaring tool. I think I am poor at making the fitting. Mine have leaked and do not look like the ones currently in place.
 
 

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