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    Fire Sleeve

    How many of you have chosen to fire sleeve the fuel / oil lines FWF?
    Why? Why not?

    edit: Here is the source for materials - www.tsflightlines.com
    Last edited by TXFlyGuy; December 18th, 2016 at 09:45 AM.
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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    Yes. Safety.
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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    I did it on my T-210; they're everywhere. If nothing else, the fire sleeving is easier to clean than braided hose. PHT out of OK did mine.

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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    Every line; every inch.

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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    As Pops said, yes, because of safety.


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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    No but I have pushers. I want to be able to inspect the lines. I change rubber Aeroquip hoses about every 5-7 years. If I was flying tractor engine airplanes where a broken exhaust pipe might put hot gases on fuel/oil lines, I might use firesleeve. Just reading that the major source of engine fires is broken exhaust pipes.
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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    I plan to use the conductive teflon lines with integral firesleeves for everything FWF. That's how we do all the hoses on the big airplanes within the fire zones.
    I reserve the right to be smarter tomorrow than I was yesterday.

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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    That, or any form of thermal block, will also reduce the chances of heat-induced vapor lock.

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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    yes always

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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    Looks like about $250 in materials to do all of our fluid lines.
    Consider it done.
    Deplorable before it was cool to be deplorable.

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    Re: Fire Sleeve

    Quote Originally Posted by gtae07 View Post
    I plan to use the conductive teflon lines with integral fire sleeves for everything FWF. That's how we do all the hoses on the big airplanes within the fire zones.
    The integral stuff is very nice and makes for a clean installation.I havent worked with it on aircraft but we use it on a lot of marine installations and the separate sleeves are notorious for the clamps causing cuts etc while reaching around tight spots.
    I wonder if it's lighter with the built in protection?
    Another benefit of the integral stuff is you can add a lightweight reflective sleeve in areas where you want or need a belt and suspenders approach.

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