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Yes the rubber hoses that lead from the fuel tank to the engine oor fuel pump , do get old and need replacement sometimes , in this case automotive fuel lines work great and are available by the foot from any autoparts store , do make sure its plain that line reads fuel use , as they do make diff kinds of rubber hoses even the difference between diesel and gasoline makes a difference

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In terms of safety, plastic has a larger space between chemicals than rubber, so when a gas with small molecules such as liquefied petroleum gas is transported in a plastic hose, the gas molecules may penetrate through the hose. Such a leak is dangerous, and so plastic hoses may not be used for fuel gas.
Hoses for technical gases basically make two groups: low pressure hoses (acetylene, oxygen, butane/propane mix, natural gas, neutral gas) and hoses for high pressure gases – above 140 bar (e.g. for gas cylinder filling and emptying).
Garden hoses connect using a male/female thread connection. The technical term for this arrangement is a “hose union“.
Standard rubber vacuum or heater hose should never be used in fuel applications. The hose will deteriorate from the inside out and can plug fuel filters and carburetors with rubber debris, long before it springs an external leak.
PVC is resistant to many alcohols, fats, oils and aromatic free petrol. It is also resistant to most common corroding agents including inorganic acids, alkalis and salts.
Obtain clear tubing that is 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and a closed gas container. As with the method above, this method requires a length of tubing and a receptacle to contain the siphoned gas. As above, it`s important to use a closed gas canister to prevent gas from being spilled or fumes from being inhaled.
Some homes are only equipped with gas lines that are 3/4 inch (“) in diameter, as this is a standard size for supporting major appliances. Other homes may have a combination of 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 3/4-inch gas lines. How do you figure out these gas lines` capacity for appliances?
Series 4770 thermoplastic hose is specifically designed for the transfer of liquid and gaseous carbon dioxide (Co2) for beverage applications. It is commonly used on squirt-truck delivery reels as well as flexible lines from the restaurant wall-box to the liquid cylinders.
A: PVC is polyvinyl chloride it is a much lighter, less expensive hose that is cheaper than rubber. It`s used for lower pressure applications such as air and water. A Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) hose is constructed from a thermoplastic polymer that is created by polymerizing vinyl chloride.
The most common garden hose diameters are ¾ inch, five-eighths inch and half inch. These measurements are based on the inside diameter of the hose, not the outside. The bigger the diameter, the more water the hose will carry. A hose width of five-eighths inch is generally most useful.
The best fuel resistant gasket material for gasoline is Nitrile (Buna-N), a closed-cell sponge rubber material that provides excellent gasket material for sealing applications that require resistance to gasoline, oil, fuels, as well as solvents, hydraulic fluids, and mineral and vegetable oils.
Materials for Natural Gas Gaskets

For most low pressure, ambient temperature applications nitrile and neoprene gasket materials are the first choice. In more challenging applications many engineers opt for more expensive Flexitallic spiral wound gaskets.

Copper and copper alloy pipe shall not be used if the gas contains more than an average of 0.3 grains of hydrogen sulfide per 100 standard cubic feet (scf) of gas (0.7 mg/100 L). Stainless steel tubing shall comply with one of the following: ASTM A268.
Most cars come from the factory with Metal Lines because they hold up better than any soft material. They are usually made from stainless, aluminum or coated steel tube. Metal is the best material for fuel lines.
A sturdy plastic like high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is commonly used to make plastic gas cans and barrels because it insulates its contents, and shields gas from the heat of its environment.
Other possible injuries and illness from siphoning when you use your mouth for suction include: Lung damage, if gasoline is inhaled into the lungs (aspiration) during mouth-based siphoning. Gastrointestinal (GI) signs and symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and stomach pain if any gasoline is swallowed.
Please Note: We do not recommend having a hose above 20 feet in length as it might cause a decrease in pressure. Causing your unit to under fire (and nobody wants that!) Now before we get started, you should shut off your gas at the source before beginning this process.
For this, you`ll need two lengths of clear plastic tubing or a hose of 1-inch diameter. One of the hoses should be longer than the other to reach deep inside the tank. The other end of the hose can be connected to the gas canister where you`ll store the fuel.
In short, flexible gas lines are perfectly safe as long as they`re properly installed. A CSST that is not correctly grounded or bonded can leak natural gas or become ignited, leading to a major fire hazard.
A siphon hose gives you an easy, efficient way to remove water from large containers, whether you need it to drink or you need to empty the barrel so you can clean it out and replace your water. In addition to the siphon hose, try adding the Garden Hose Adaptor to your supply.
In short, flexible gas lines are perfectly safe as long as they`re properly installed. A CSST that is not correctly grounded or bonded can leak natural gas or become ignited, leading to a major fire hazard.
You need a narrow hose of a quarter-inch diameter that is 8 feet long, a thicker hose, a siphon pump, and a gas that can collect the fuel. Once you have all these, connect the narrow hose to the thicker one and push one end of the quarter-inch thick hose into the fuel tank.
In short, flexible gas lines are perfectly safe as long as they`re properly installed. A CSST that is not correctly grounded or bonded can leak natural gas or become ignited, leading to a major fire hazard.
Galvanized pipe is ideal for carrying water but not suitable for carrying gas.

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I have a husqvarna 323L string trimmer. I stored it after running the tank & carb dry for about two years. I fueled it, then started it, & it ran for a minute then died like I turned the switch off. Since it would not restart, I found the fuel filter had broken off the hardened fuel line & it sucked gummy crap out of the tank & into the carb. Failing at cleaning the carb, I finally put a new carb on it & replaced the pump, hoses & filter. It has ran good till this year. I winterized it with stabilizer & left it with a full tank over the winter. The gas in the tank was gone when I got ready to use it this year. I filled the tank with premix, checked for leaks, then started it. It would run fine for about half a tank, start idling poorly (lean) then cutoff & refuse to restart till I refilled the tank. I finally found the tank had cracks & was letting pressure out of the tank & apparently this was causing the carb to lose it’s ability to siphon gas out of the tank. So I replaced the tank which came with new hoses & a filter, which I properly installed to the carb. It cranked right up, but when it runs a half tank, the carb quits sucking gas out of the tank. When I pump to prime the carb, it moves the fuel into the carb, but the pump never gets hard like it does when I prime the carb when the motor is cold. I have to keep refilling the tank, prime, & then it starts & runs until the tank gets about half empty. The new fuel filter is down in the gas tank properly, but It will not run after it shuts off until I refill the tank & prime. I’m baffled. New tank, new hoses, new filter, new carb, & I can find no leaks in the fuel system. It runs strong. The 323L is a two-stroke & it always cranks on the second pull from cold on a full tank. Any ideas?
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Just bought a used leaf blower, homelite, gas leaks out of the gas tank, where the gas tube fits into it.
ANSWER : “top of the gas tank where the gas tube fits into the tank”

I assume you’re describing the gas tank cap. if so, the o-ring is missing from the gas tank cap. You can find those at hardware stores.

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Gas tank leak – Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas – Powered Chainsaw
ANSWER : From weher? between cap?

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My tractor stalls like it is starved for gas although the gas tank is full. I,ve changed the fuel filter and the gas cap. I’ve cleaned out the gas tank, gas lines, and the carburetor bowl. The problem seems more acute when the gas tank is full or near full. At this time to alleviate the problem, I blow through the gas cap and the fuel filter fills with gas and it runs good again. But as soon as the fuel filter has no more gas, of course, it stalls until I blow on the gas cap. As the tank gets down to about 1/3 full, the engine runs OK. What else could cause this condition?
ANSWER : I had a similar problem with a sears tractor. close to the carbarator is a rectangle box with a rubber hose going to the engine block – remove the hose and spray carb cleaner in the hose wait a few mins and try again – its a vacuum for the carb

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How do you fix a broken gas line to gas tank that was previously glued but does not hold and leaks gas to a Poulan GE21 weedeater?
ANSWER : Buy a new gas tank! Are you serious! Or buy a new weed eater, if you can’t live without this one, those models are cheap, don’t waste your time.

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Do you mix gas and oil in this trimmer – Ryobi 30 Cubic Centimeter Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
ANSWER : Yes. Verifythe ratio, either 40:1 or 50:1

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Need gas mix solution – Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle Gas Blower/Vac
ANSWER : Check age of gas. Cannot be more than 30 days old.

Make sure to use fresh gas w/synthetic 2-cycle oil @ 40:1 ratio
(1 gal.) Gas to 3.2 oz. Oil).Do not use old or stale oil/gas mixture. Always
use the proper oil/gas mix. If you do not, your engine will suffer rapid,
permanent damage.

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Do I need gas and oil mix – Poulan Super 250a Chainsaw Plate
ANSWER : I think Poulan uses a 40:1 ratio to one gallon of gas, however I have always used 50:1 the same as my sthl saws with no issue. I would rather have more oil mix that to little.

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