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Old 05-22-2018, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hose fitting leaking - quick fix?


Hey all - I have a portable 14 gallon gas tank that I just got.

I attached a hose to it, and cranked the hose fitting as tight as I could get it, but it still feels like there is 'play' on the connection, and I certainly don't want to be leaking gas.

If I were to get some more of those 'o-rings' that fit inside the connection, would that help make it tighter? How many of those could I get away with?

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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ray-Padu...CIOR/205172388
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:41 PM   #2
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I do not think those washers will last long in hoses with gasoline use.
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Ok. But is the idea sound? I can always get gasoline rated washers.
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Hey all - I have a portable 14 gallon gas tank that I just got.

I attached a hose to it, and cranked the hose fitting as tight as I could get it, but it still feels like there is 'play' on the connection, and I certainly don't want to be leaking gas.

If I were to get some more of those 'o-rings' that fit inside the connection, would that help make it tighter? How many of those could I get away with?

Here is what I am talking about:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ray-Padu...CIOR/205172388

Please stop attempting to adapt water hose to a gasoline tank before you hurt yourself, someone else or burn the place down.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:46 PM   #5
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It is a gasoline hose (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)....

so... back to the original question...
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It is a gasoline hose (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)....

so... back to the original question...
I would try an auto parts store for washers that are made for gasoline.
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Ok Neal, I will do that - but should the idea itself work?

Can I have 2 to 3 of those type (OF GASOLINE RATED WASHERS) installed in the female end?
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It is a gasoline hose (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)....

so... back to the original question...
Ok, so i'm ignorant and can't tell the difference in the 2 links you provided.

I was told I was born in the dark, but it wasn't last night.


Go ahead with the original question but before proceeding have someone besides you keep the fire department number handy. You may not be in any condition to make a 911 call.
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I am no expert on fuel lines, but that garden hose washer is definitely the wrong item to use.

Looking at the Apache web site, that seems to be standard tapered pipe threads, which would seal with fuel rated pipe dope.

https://www.apache-inc.com/CMS/apach...257EED00523C0D
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Can I have 2 to 3 of those type (OF GASOLINE RATED WASHERS) installed in the female end?
...No.
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I am no expert on fuel lines, but that garden hose washer is definitely the wrong item to use.

Looking at the Apache web site, that seems to be standard tapered pipe threads, which would seal with fuel rated pipe dope.

https://www.apache-inc.com/CMS/apach...257EED00523C0D
Thank you for the relevant response!

I don't know if it is the threads, or the fact that I just can't tighten the fitting enough to have the back touching the hose - leaving a gap there for fuel to spill out of. That is why I was thinking the washers, to make the amount of tightening required less.
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My ignore list is getting longer. I'm wondering if there is a maximum membership.
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My ignore list is getting longer. I'm wondering if there is a maximum membership.
If you didn't click the links, I think it is YOU who doesn't know what is going on....

I have a gasoline tank... and a gasoline hose.... Just trying to make sure they are tightly fit together so no leaking occurs...

You can take your snark elsewhere!
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Perhaps a question for them.
https://www.apache-inc.com/CMS/WSCen...HBD-97RRM7.pdf
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I think I may give them a call in the morning - thanks!

Hopefully that cranky old dude doesn't work there!
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