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Offline John316

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I am looking for a source.....
« on: May 18, 2009, 06:53:40 PM »
For a large (1.5 inch inside diameter) stainless steel, braided hose. I want to use it for a flexible exhaust pipe. When our generator slides out, the muffler is still mounted to the floor of the bus. I need a flexible pipe to go between the two. Does any of you have any ideas?

BTW, we are seriously looking at staying with our 20kw (I will tell the rest of the story in my other thread).

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John
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Re: I am looking for a source.....
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 07:40:06 PM »
I think NAPA can get stainless flexible exhaust pipe. Not sure of sizes, but they can look it up.
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Re: I am looking for a source.....
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 07:57:05 PM »
Hi John
FWIW my bus has that on the gen and so far so good. It is fabricated just for exhaust. I don't know of soarce but as grumpy said NAPA probably has it.

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Re: I am looking for a source.....
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 07:59:14 PM »
John, I was able to find what you are looking for on the e-place. I looked under muffler supplies and was pleased with the cost and shipping.

Good luck!

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Offline John316

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Re: I am looking for a source.....
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 05:36:39 AM »
Thanks guys. Right now we have a semi rigid piece of muffler pipe. That stuff is tough!!! I want something much more flexible. Thanks, this should help.

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John
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Re: I am looking for a source.....
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 08:34:51 AM »
I used stainless steel bellows hose from the high vacuum research world... it's awesome and though it costs many hundreds of buckaroos, on ebay it's cheap.

Try searching " mks bellows " or " vacuum bellows " and you'll find some of the stuff.. but today I didn't see any covered with a stainless steel braid which is necessary to keep it from destroying itself with vibration.  I found a piece with SS braid that was 3' long, it worked really well, and it was only twenty bucks!

The flanges that come on this stuff are neat too, mating flanges can be found by searching  " conflat flange "
I just buy premade elbows, etc and saw them up, that way I get the flange and some tubing already attached to it.
They use 6 bolts to hold together and a little copper gasket ring to seal themselves.  Seems criminal to use such a high tech thing for exhaust, but I love it!!!

All of this stuff mig welds to regular exhaust piping just fine

A warning though- if you're tempted to try the unbraided stuff; it can sometimes can be made of really thin material... and sometimes it is thick and stiff...you never know without touching it.  The braided stuff is a better bet if you can find it...

...just another weird option from the boogie....  :)
« Last Edit: May 19, 2009, 08:39:37 AM by boogiethecat »
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Re: I am looking for a source.....
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 09:33:49 AM »
Boogie, thanks for the info. I will look into it.

God bless,

John
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