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Bay Pelican 05-03-2014 05:07 AM

Fuel Manifold - Where to obtain
 
Looking to replace the fuel manifold on my Krogen. Currently I use brass Ts, nipples and ball valves. Should have one this right the first time to avoid leaks.

Need 8 outlets. Would prefer 3/8" pipe thread outlets to attach the ball valves.

Any leads as to where I could obtain or have fabricated a manifold?

N4712 05-03-2014 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Bay Pelican (Post 231532)
Looking to replace the fuel manifold on my Krogen. Currently I use brass Ts, nipples and ball valves. Should have one this right the first time to avoid leaks.



Need 8 outlets. Would prefer 3/8" pipe thread outlets to attach the ball valves.



Any leads as to where I could obtain or have fabricated a manifold?


I would try calling Nordhavn and see if they would sell ya one.

Ron T 05-03-2014 07:47 AM

Aeromotive Billet Fuel Dist Block on Ebay for $ 69.

Rogerh 05-03-2014 08:07 AM

Not sure if they will have what you are looking for, but try McMasters Carr. Under pipe and tubing they have a section on manifolds. See this link.
McMaster-Carr

JDCAVE 05-03-2014 11:20 AM

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Hi BP. Here is my setup. Probably overkill, but provides incredible bragging right! :-). The PO set this up when he replaced the fuel tanks with 4 aluminum tanks with total capacity of 760 USG. Also have a ESI fuel polishing setup. I the FP pump allows me to transfer fuel between tanks to trim the boat.

Attachment 29560

Attachment 29561

Let me know if you want more photos by email.

Jim

windmist 05-03-2014 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Bay Pelican (Post 231532)
Looking to replace the fuel manifold on my Krogen. Currently I use brass Ts, nipples and ball valves. Should have one this right the first time to avoid leaks.

Need 8 outlets. Would prefer 3/8" pipe thread outlets to attach the ball valves.

Any leads as to where I could obtain or have fabricated a manifold?

Reverso makes what you want if you have enough $$$$.

Valve Assembly Series Metal

windmill29130 05-03-2014 01:06 PM

I would draw up what you want and take it to a local welding shop and they can make it up quickly and inexpensively. Anything you buy is gonna cost you. My manifolds are made out of SS square tubing. Pretty simple system.

Capt.Bill11 05-03-2014 01:09 PM

Have a machine shop make you up one out of aluminum.

Ron T 05-03-2014 02:05 PM

Finally found the catalog filed under Racor. These folks were at a few of the trawlerfest. Try Diesel Fuel Polishing Systems | Racor Dual Filter System | FilterBoss 800 336 0315. Andy Keenan Southwick, Ma. He makes 1/4" and 3/8" in 2,3 and 4 Valve blocks. They do aircraft work also so their specs. are tight. He will do custom work also. The units made of steel tubing can fail at the welds. The solid blocks are more reliable. Good luck with your project. Suggest Parker fuel lines for long life and ease of making runs.

CPseudonym 05-03-2014 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by windmill29130 (Post 231587)
I would draw up what you want and take it to a local welding shop and they can make it up quickly and inexpensively. Anything you buy is gonna cost you.

I agree with both this and Capt Bill's advice. Too often we boaters complain about part cost when a simple sketch taken to either a local welder or machinist is all it takes. Having one made to your exact specification would be duck soup easy for lower cost than a store bought compromise most often.

N4712 05-03-2014 04:09 PM

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Here's ours.
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Xsbank 05-03-2014 05:36 PM

Hydraulic shop, return line manifold. Home Depot for the WOGs.

Insequent 05-03-2014 06:59 PM

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Agree with solid blocks. While you are at it, use engraved labels too. First pic is Reverso polishing supply and return, second is one of the engine fuel manifolds.

Capt.Bill11 05-03-2014 08:46 PM

Air & Hydraulic Manifolds

AKFish 05-04-2014 11:54 PM

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$15 stainless gas manifold at home depot. 5/8 and 3/4 FPT. I eliminated all of my brass t and nipples as well as the air leak.

Capt.Bill11 05-05-2014 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by AKFish (Post 231849)
$15 stainless gas manifold at home depot. 5/8 and 3/4 FPT. I eliminated all of my brass t and nipples as well as the air leak.

Wow! Only $15 for a SS manifold. Killer deal.

By the way, h ave you put a magnet on it yet? :D

AKFish 05-05-2014 01:49 AM

I get your point...but, no. It did say made in Korea and had a UL listing for residential gas use. Im not sure it would matter if it was not the best SS alloy as I plan on keeping the engine room mostly clear of sea water. Good check though as I have also seen some poor quality China sourced materials.

Capt.Bill11 05-05-2014 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by AKFish (Post 231869)
Im not sure it would matter if it was not the best SS alloy as I plan on keeping the engine room mostly clear of sea water.

I agree. The price just seems to good to be true. :)

AKFish 05-17-2014 12:13 PM

I put the magnet on the manifold and it's good stainless...I also couldn't believe the price, but they are working great for me. I bought two as soon as I saw them because they were so cheap.

ksanders 05-17-2014 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by AKFish (Post 234528)
I put the magnet on the manifold and it's good stainless...I also couldn't believe the price, but they are working great for me. I bought two as soon as I saw them because they were so cheap.

I might have to get one of those. I wonder if seawater would attack them.

Right now I have a seacock that feeds the watermaker and the wash down pump. I don't really like the setup and with one of those would allow me to tee off to other things as well.


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