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??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

Does any one know if Gasoline will break PVC pipe.
What i am intending to do is to use if for a gas tank filler tube on my samuria's new gas tank.. i need to install a few straight peices as well as and elbow or two.. I kinda figured that gas will eat the glue used to assemble PVC pipe, so a simple two part epoxy that is gas resisitant will do. Also would there be any advantage's to useing polyurethane pipe??

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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

I'm pretty sure it won't hold up, while I don't have access to a reference to verify that, but google provided
This: PVC hose which has mild resistance to gas, is intended for oils and mild chemicals...

Bottom line: not recommended.
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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

how about exhaust pipe?
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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

If the PVC doesn't do it there may be some type of plastic pipe that will work.Some gas tanks are made of plastic as well as gas cans and even the storage tanks in new gas stations I believe are plastic. Jim
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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

se thats the thing.. i am trying to figure out what jerry can's are made of..i thought it was polyurethane.. but i am not sure.. Exhaust tubing will work but i cannot easily (and cheeply) get the proper bends. when they bend exhaust a 9 degree is too long.. pvc and poly pipes have nice little elbows!!
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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

Ok. i just found the WEDCO (gas can manufacture) website and they stated that the cans are made from Polyurethane.. so that should mean that i can use polyurethant pipe and elbows (a bit more expensive then PVC) Hopefully that would work.. any opinions.....
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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

You should be OK with polyethylene Bill. You might want to use a short piece of rubber hose at the tank connection to decrease vibration and prevent the whole works from coming apart. After all, it is bouncy, flexy trail rig isn't it? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

My calmimi body lift came with and extension that I am sure was exhaust pipe..
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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

try to find something made of HDPE {High Density Poly Ethylene}. Instead of using pipe, maybe look into hoses that are HDPE so you don't have to worry about bending pipes or using elbows etc..... just my .02


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Re: ??Will Gasoline eat PVC Pipe??

P.V.C is a no go with petrol, polyethylene is petrol resistant but cannot be glued for your corners so you must
weld it and on thin tube this will be reasonably hard not to get pin holes in your welds.Also when you hose clamp it to the filler / tank it won't seal any where near as good as the rubber hose as its more ridged than rubber.
As for using hose check what it is and weather it breaks down over time with petrol, a lot of hoses contain extra chemicals over the primary plastic to make them flexible
which can cause break down in time.
I'd be using exhaust tubing and weld in bends to suit if you can over any of the above.

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