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Bob Collins
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#1 Posted: 11/28/2010 19:45:07

I've watched the very excellentEAA video on installing firesleeve, but I still have one question that was unanswered. I've installed a couple of right-ange Aeroquip fittings on an Aeroquip 701 hose used for a fuel line. It's clear to me on a straight fitting,  the firesleeve should go right to the nut, but I have a hose with a couple of right angle fittings. Should the firesleeve end at  the hose-to-fitting connection? Or should it go onto the much smaller tubing that forms the right angle?

 


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Joe Norris
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#2 Posted: 11/30/2010 16:25:02

The fire sleeve only needs to cover the hose.  It does not need to cover any of the metal fitting.

Cheers!

Joe



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Paul Wheeler
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#3 Posted: 12/3/2010 21:36:29
Joe Norris wrote:

 

The fire sleeve only needs to cover the hose.  It does not need to cover any of the metal fitting.

Cheers!

Joe

Sorry Joe, that is not correct. The Fire Sleeve must extend to cover the end of the socket, so the Fire Sleeve can be clamped onto and seals on the socket. Please see here  for a clear picture. I also cannot stress enough the need to seal the ends of the fire sleeve to prevent fluid (oil, fuel, etc) wicking into the sleeve - it's a common error - you might as well not have the sleeve on at all.

Regards,

 Paul



Ray Sheffield
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#4 Posted: 12/12/2010 19:20:59

Use heat shrink to cover the end of the fire sleeve.

 

ray

 

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