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  1. #1
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    flex hose for oil?

    Found this at my uncle's house (I only do refrigeration). Is this a listed connector for oil?
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    There are flex lines made specifically for oil, I use them on boilers that have swing doors, and when installing a tiger loop. Read the tag that's on the line, it will tell you whether It's rated for oil, or for plumbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolWine View Post
    Found this at my uncle's house (I only do refrigeration). Is this a listed connector for oil?
    They do make flex oil lines that look like this but without reading the rating on the white tag it is hard to say.

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    that looks like one of the oil flex lines. I would have personally put the shut off at the coupler between the hose and copper line.
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    flex line

    hard to tell form the pic,but it most likely is rated for oil.it looks like a buderus which is a swing door boiler.wish more installers did that.

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    Thanks, I'll check the tag. It just threw me when I saw it never having seen it used before.

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    I thought codes required a connector and lines that wouldn't fail in a fire.
    Tracers work both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    I thought codes required a connector and lines that wouldnt fail in a fire.
    Braided oil lines are approved here in MA, but we also have to have a firomatic at the burner and at the tank.

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    yes they come with Buderus boilers

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    Those are legal oil connections in Massachusetts.

    I don't know as I would leave it so you could trip over it. I would have clamped the envirotube to the floor and put a loopy thing in the hose.

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