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Old 02-08-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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fuel filter/separator

we want to add a second parallel racor style fuel filter
are special tools needed to flare the pipe to accomplish the connections?

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Old 02-08-2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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The type of fittings used was chosen by the boatbuilder, not racor. Racor has lots of fittings available to match what you need. Many who do such a thing use hose, it is not vitally important to use what the boatbuilder did.

You can take off a section of tubing with its fittings and take it to a hydraulic shop like Parker and they can set you up with what you need. They live and breath this stuff.

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Old 02-09-2016, 07:01 AM   #3
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Flare fittings are very common on many boats , and a tool for creating flairs is at NAPA for just a few dollars.

If the tool is to be used for much on board work, a flare fitting tool from the refrigeration trade ($35.00 instead of $5.00) is well worth the added expense.

Although plastic like Pex is sometimes used on boat water systems , considering the time just sitting , I prefer 5/8 copper tubing.

Copper Tubing also makes long a life fuel system with no dissolving from bio fuels , today or tomorrow.

TO Flare properly is an easy skill to develop.

IF you purchase pre made rubber hose for any job , be sure to request swivel fittings at BOTH ends.
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