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Braided oil lines

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Burnerman, 3 Oct 2019.

  1. Burnerman

    Burnerman

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    I’ve just changed one that the owner claimed was at least 50 years old :eek:
    It wasn’t leaking but it was stiffer than a new one.....and there’s still loads around.
    I’m using the new long life green lines now, claimed to be good for bio kero too.
    How long should these last, and are they the best choice?
    Cheers for any comments.
    John :)
     
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    They say 5 years for L/Life flexis. But same as any hose I swap when needed. From HWOS

    I don't change braided ones every year either unless needed. Or nozzles !!
     
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    Cheers for your input Terry (y)
    Even though this oil line was totally ancient ( Trianco with Inter 99) wasn't leaking but I felt I had to change it - even though the thing had been repaired by a professional firm the year before.
    John :)
     
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    If they are old and stiff / crusty...and not been moved for years , It is almost guaranteed to leak afterwards.

    The only ones I never change are the Europower which Boulter supplied. Min burst pressure 15000 psi.
     
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    Hounsfield use lifetime aircraft grade hoses. They also have a braided sheaf
     
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    Ah boulter a boiler in it's own class I'm glad Andrew houndsfield has started up these boilers are miles ahead of the others he's a very nice chap to talk to by the way and their hoses are the
    dogs danglers.Bob
     
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