Generator AUX fuel connections

mlaxton

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The cheapest thing is probably going to be regular 3/8” or 5/16” fuel line. I use the regular 3/8” myself for testing purposes. Bought the AN to 3/8 barb adapter from Discounthydraulichose.com. Not too costly. I have the aux hoses too. Just keep them neat and tidy in the machines. If I needed that fitting fast, I would buy a -5 to #6 hose fitting and cut the outer crimp sleeve off. Force the regular hose on and use a hose clamp.
Where can I find -5 an hose ends? I have tried summit, jegs, Russell’s, vibrant lol
 

mlaxton

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The cheapest thing is probably going to be regular 3/8” or 5/16” fuel line. I use the regular 3/8” myself for testing purposes. Bought the AN to 3/8 barb adapter from Discounthydraulichose.com. Not too costly. I have the aux hoses too. Just keep them neat and tidy in the machines. If I needed that fitting fast, I would buy a -5 to #6 hose fitting and cut the outer crimp sleeve off. Force the regular hose on and use a hose clamp.
Where can I get -5 an lines for stainless braided I have tried everywhere I can think of. I have the AUX fuel line but I’d rather leave it alone. It is to long for my needs.
 

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Wrangling the disconnected ends of my fuel hose was always a minor irritant for me. I like a nice, neatly coiled hose with the ends capped. I had these cheesy plastic caps that would go missing when I moved things around. It occurred to me that I could use a bulkhead coupler to cap the hose ends and fasten them together.

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I didn't see this answer in the thread, so I'll ask the question. Does the Auxiliary Tank need to be pressurized or located above the generator, or does the generator suck the fuel up? Is it strong enough to suck it up into the bed of a 5-ton from the ground, or would I need a transfer pump?
 

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Thanks Guyfang, and yes I am working on reading these TM's. Does this also mean the aux pump works the same way on a 806, the belly tank float trips, and kicks on the pump to pull fuel from wherever the hose is going until the float comes back up?
 

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Thanks Guyfang, and yes I am working on reading these TM's. Does this also mean the aux pump works the same way on a 806, the belly tank float trips, and kicks on the pump to pull fuel from wherever the hose is going until the float comes back up?
I am not familiar with these sets, but I would be willing to put money on the fact that its a very similar setup.
 
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