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    I have to fill my truck outside the garage which requires me to pump my finished oil about 40 -45 feet from the still. I currently use about 15-20# of air pressure to move the oil thru a garden hose. As expected the garden hose lasted about 6 months and I now need to replace it and am looking for suggestions. Obvious price is always a consideration but I'm also one to get the proper tool for the job so....... thinking out loud here....

    Braided clear PVC? I found some 3/4 for .99 a foot. The thing I don't like about it is its not very flexable. I'd like to get a hose reel and connect it directly to my still and not sure how well braided PVC will do on the hose reel. Looking hard at regular fuel hoses but they sure are expensive.

    Suggestions? 3/4 x 50 pliable transfer hose with a min. 150 degree temp rating with price being a consideration. Is there such an animal?
    2002 F250 7.3

    If it walks like a duck.....

  • #2
    This is what I use. It isn't cheap but seems to last and stays flexible. The braided hose is great on the still but gets hard and brittle over time.

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/...g=true&cFlag=1

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    • #3
      Big truck Fuel Lines,usaully about $1 afoot(3 years ago).This stuff is like the hose already listed but without fittings.Also what about 3/4 inch hydraulic line............good luck and happy pumpin.....................greasy
      2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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      • #4
        Thanks, most places I've found are selling 3/4 fuel hose in pre measured sections with 20 ft being about the longest I've found.

        I did find a 1/2 x 50 goodyear fuel hose for about $60 but I really want 3/4.
        Trying to figure a way to justify this one here. http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...7216_200317216
        2002 F250 7.3

        If it walks like a duck.....

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        • #5
          Go to O'Reilly's and get their 3/4" fuel line. This is what i use and it stands up great. Advanced or Autozone does not carry it so don't bother looking there, i have already done the running around for you.
          2000 F250 7.3L
          Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HORSEMOVER View Post
            This is what I use. It isn't cheap but seems to last and stays flexible. The braided hose is great on the still but gets hard and brittle over time.

            http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/...g=true&cFlag=1

            I got the same setup as Jamie and as he said, it's a good hose. As others mentioned, the 3/4" braided line works great, but gets tough as crap when cold. Just about impossible to bend and flex.

            IMO, I'd probably opt to drop some cash and pick up 3 of the Tractor Supply hoses. You want something that will last, not leak and handle what you need to handle.
            Greasin & Grinin
            Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
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            • #7
              casters are cheap at harbor freight, my "still" is on a warehouse cart and it follows me to the truck

              actually everything in my garage is on wheels, kind of a mobil mentality

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              • #8
                My setup is on wheels too but there is so much stuff stored in our garage that we have little paths running through it if you know what I mean. The only way for me to roll my still out to the truck is to clean out the garage and that aint going to happen in my lifetime. My kids will get that pleasure one day. LOL Much easier for me to run a hose to the truck.

                Well I did check the local auto parts store (O"Reilys) for fuel hose but he could only get it in 25' or 250' rolls. He wasn't willing to order a 250 ft roll unless I was willing to buy half of it and he quote me $134 for two 25' rolls. Was really hoping to keep this closer to $1 - $1.50 a ft. I can replace a quality garden hose every 6 months for about $35. The search continues.

                2002 F250 7.3

                If it walks like a duck.....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Allofus123 View Post
                  My setup is on wheels too but there is so much stuff stored in our garage that we have little paths running through it if you know what I mean. The only way for me to roll my still out to the truck is to clean out the garage and that aint going to happen in my lifetime. My kids will get that pleasure one day. LOL Much easier for me to run a hose to the truck.

                  Well I did check the local auto parts store (O"Reilys) for fuel hose but he could only get it in 25' or 250' rolls. He wasn't willing to order a 250 ft roll unless I was willing to buy half of it and he quote me $134 for two 25' rolls. Was really hoping to keep this closer to $1 - $1.50 a ft. I can replace a quality garden hose every 6 months for about $35. The search continues.

                  NICE setup man! I keep using garden hose for the same reason. I find if you keep it from kinking, it lasts much longer. I coil it in figure 8's to avoid twisting it to help with this!
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                  • #10
                    Impressive setup.

                    I've learned a lot this winter about what doesn't work... can't wait until I find something that works... other than having the drums in the middle of the kitchen. She always wanted an island!
                    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                      ... other than having the drums in the middle of the kitchen. She always wanted an island!

                      ROFLMAO..... so yours doesn't understand either? Go figure. lol

                      As much as I'd like to take credit for my still a guy out of Florida built it. I did make a few modifications to get it hummimg correctly. Only have one or two more things to design into it to make it so user friendly a caveman could operate it.
                      2002 F250 7.3

                      If it walks like a duck.....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Allofus123 View Post
                        ROFLMAO..... so yours doesn't understand either? Go figure. lol
                        She understands that I pay the mortgage

                        hehe. My pump setup works great with 60-70* oil.... I could never go back to cold oil
                        Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
                          Impressive setup.

                          I've learned a lot this winter about what doesn't work... can't wait until I find something that works... other than having the drums in the middle of the kitchen. She always wanted an island!

                          that's just hilarious. Reminds of when I was still in the Navy and living in an apartment. We reached a compromise on me having the tool box in the dining area. I kept tools in the top section and she got to keep kitchen utinsels in the bottom part! This was really conveniant when I was rebuilding my mustang T-5 in the Kitchen

                          Back on topic, Like Greasy said a normal diesel fuel filling hose the best bet. I have been using the stuff for about 3 years now and would never do it any other way after fighting with garden hose, vinyl hose, a few types of hydraulic and such. If you really want to get fancy get another Harbor freight pump 1" water pump that is always tied to your clean oil tank. Use a pressure switch from a sprinkler system(available at most hardware stores) wired to the pump on the outlet side, then to the fill hose. I actually mounted a 6ft 4x4 in the ground that I mounted my filler nozzle on. You pull up, squeeze the trigger, line pressure drops, pump comes on and you fill up. Once done, release the nozzle, pressure builds and pump shuts off. It's really not too expensive or difficult to do, and even more conveniant then pulling up to a pump because no one gets mad when I drive away without paying!!
                          1999 F-350 Lariat 7.3 385,000 miles and counting
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