20/20 hind sight I wish I had read that the morning I woke to the stench of fuel.
clay On Sep 9, 2015, at 9:40 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > Simple #2 lead pencil is my friend when working live fuel lines. The taper > point slips right in all fuel lines up to 3/8th inch and makes a nice tight > plug with minimal loss of fuel while making the plug action. > > If you have a larger line, use a kids fat pencil.... same result.. > > Insert sharpened end of pencil with a slight twisting motion to seat into > the rubber ID and it seals, no leaks.. > > When replacing complete hoses from a live tank, pre-cut the replacement > hose, plug one end with the pencil, remove the securing clamp from the tank > outlet and work that end of the hose to "almost off". Place the new hose > with plug in place in easy reach and remove the old hose while slipping > your thumb over the outlet fitting.... then present the new hose to the > fitting as you slide you thumb off. You should be able to capture the inner > edge of the new hose and slide it on far enough to stop any loss of fuel > and not lose more than a few drops. > > Naturally, wear surgical gloves and full eye protection.. no smoking .. etc > etc.. > > If you don't have a selection of Hemostats [blood vessel clamps used in > surgery] get come.. Clamp the new line mid point, remove the pencil.. > install on receiving fuel pipe.. don't forget the hose clamps before you do > this.. The pencil plug will let you slide the tank hose clamp over it > nicely... > > Be safe.. vent the area.. no sparks, water heaters, sources of ignition.. > gas vapors are extremely volatile. > > > > On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes < > email@example.com> wrote: > >> That's a miserable job. I've done it by using my finger to >> cork the end of the pipe while I worked one-handed. A small >> rubber or cork stopper in the end of the pipe would also work, >> but usually isn't anything handy. I usually strip to the waist, >> you're gonna get gassy anyway so why bother messing up clothes >> (aka wicks in the case of ignition!) too? >> >> -- Jim >> >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> >> > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com