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Old 11-10-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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SS Fuel Manifold

Can anyone tell me where I can buy a SS tube fuel distribution manifold? I've seen them in a lot of boats, but I can't find who sells them. If I connect the engine, genny, two tanks, etc., I'll need a six port with 3/8 fittings.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:05 PM   #2
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Someone ran a thread awhile ago that described the one they found in Home Depot...the pile on also listed manifolds from different sources....

I think it was for a natural gas manifold.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:16 PM   #3
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HOME-FLEX 3/4 in. x 3/4 in. x 1/2 in. Stainless Steel CSST FIPT Manifold, 11-070504 at The Home Depot - Mobile
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The CSST fitting has to be converted to NPT, I think. Where can these fittings be found?
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FIPT means Female Iron Pipe Thread. Which is the same thread as NPT or National Pipe Thread as I recall.
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There are block manifolds which are a bit better to solidly mont available for pneumatic supply places like this.

4-Station, 3/8 NPT (F) Input, Stainless Steel Manifold - Pneumadyne
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Wouldn't be that difficult to make if you had a drill press and some taps.
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FIPT means Female Iron Pipe Thread. Which is the same thread as NPT or National Pipe Thread as I recall.
Yes that is correct.
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Thx, I also just found a reference that confirms that the Home-Flex manifold ports are NPT - so they should be easy fit into a fuel system - order on the way....
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It might be appropriate to tip the cashier, since you obviously aren't paying enough boat bucks buying parts at Home Depot...
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It might be appropriate to tip the cashier, since you obviously aren't paying enough boat bucks buying parts at Home Depot...
If you are a US service veteran you get 10% discount at HD
(and Lowe's)
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Wouldn't be that difficult to make if you had a drill press and some taps.
Except you'd probably spend 10 times the cost of the Home Depot manifold in parts and supplies to make one even if you have a drill press.
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Except you'd probably spend 10 times the cost of the Home Depot manifold in parts and supplies to make one even if you have a drill press.
I own a Fab shop and sometimes it's cheaper to buy it.
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Home-Depot manifolds are much cheaper than any other available manifold that I looked at. EMI or Smartflow for example, they go for +100 $ a piece....
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You couldn't buy the fittings for the cost of that manifold from Home Depot. Likewise, drilling and tapping your own block, like the other manifold pictured would probably be more frustrating than the reasonable price for that manifold.

Stainless is great material to machine and weld, but can be frustrating when dealing with threads or threading. It's incredibly easy material to have threads gall on you, so you have to be careful assembling threaded parts.

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Unless one must have a SS mfld it is not necessary to have a ss mfld. There are many alum mfld which are cheaper and will do as good a job.

However as pointed out they will still cost more than that HD unit.



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if you need a 6 post now then get an 8 port and plug the extra outlets for future use.
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