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I have a Thermos 8321 I am working on.  Got it apart, cleaned and back together following the threads on this forum.  I was worried about the fuel line when I took it apart as I found teflon thread on the connections.  The fixed ferrels on the copper line have deep nicks and are out of round.  Of course they leak, even after tightening to the point of excess.  Can this line be rebuilt or am I in the market for a replacement?
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Pic?  Trying to wrap my brain around it.  Maybe a pic would help see the damage.  Some parts can be gotten from OCP, I found some new parts for one I had, then discovered it had rusted out.
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I will get pics up soon.  I checked OCP for the fuel line and did not find anything.
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Ouch!  Solder skill time?  Propane company or plumbing, a/c company?  Maybe post a WTB in Classifieds later.
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try bending them back with a bench vice with wood between the jaws but be very careful. after that sand the gouges with fine sandpaper, a pain i know but worth it. 
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Does it have standard compression fittings at both ends?  You might be able to make your own if you are good bending copper tubing. 

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I am going to try to get this one back working.  I have posted a WTB, just to see if one is out there! The ferrels on the ends are fixed (maybe soldered).  Not sure if the separated ferrels and a new line would seal, but if I cannot get to back to round to seal, will need to try other options.
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The ferrel at the end  likely was not centered properly in the female side fitting and the nut crushed it out of shape It looks from the pics you have one good end and one damaged. Very careful filing to repair the taper shape to fit back in the female . It also looks to be soldered or silver-soldered on the copper tube. the actual seal is at he point where the internal and external tapers  interfere. and it will be critical to get it straight in The nut just holds the tapers together and is not part of the seal. If you have one good end and carefully look it over might give a good clue to what is needed. Also look in the female taper for damage.
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What’s the outside diameter of the tube?
That would help to narrow down places to look for the ferrule.
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There’s that kink in the fuel line also...might not be an issue. Looks like the PO took it apart then let both sections hang by the fuel line. Try wrapping some Teflon tape around the line right behind the tapered ferrule then screw the jamb nut down to pack it good.
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That fix would be 50/50 if I were doing it but IMO it can be fixed by someone with more talent. 

That part is non-Coleman so finding it at OCP would be iffy. 
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I worked it around and did some filing.  Centered it on the valve and tightened the nut.  Seems to be holding, but my trust level is pretty low.  The pump is bad and have put a Schrader valve in the cap and my tapping of the aluminum cap leaves a bit to be desired.  Working on that issue as well.  I am hopeful the fuel line will hold and know I will never light or run this inside.  Thanks for all the comments.  
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I’d really like to know the size (OD) of that tubing as I have a shop full of 34,000 fittings. Realizing it appears to be a soldered connection but knowing there are quality compression solutions that would reliably work and may be able to be substituted!


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Worked on Wehrle stove years ago. Broken small diameter fuel line.  Was able to unsolder parts and make repairs.  These are standard parts assembled by people.  You or a skilled friend can make a new line.  Took a while, but parts available if you know the terms and the size.  Don't give up!

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Kevin, I did not have a chance to measure the OD of the line yesterday.  I will today and post it. Mike, I agree a replacement could be made.  Just need more research for exactly what I would need, then get with a plumber friend to solder.  Warren replied on my WTB post that he thinks he has one and if he does, great.  If not, will get this fixed one way or another!
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Here are some measurements from today.  Thanks for all the help.
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Kevin, I did not have a chance to measure the OD of the line yesterday.  I will today and post it. Mike, I agree a replacement could be made.  Just need more research for exactly what I would need, then get with a plumber friend to solder.  Warren replied on my WTB post that he thinks he has one and if he does, great.  If not, will get this fixed one way or another!
Tom


thanks for the measurements!


I am scheduled to be closed tomorrow and Wednesday but need to stop in the shop in the AM. If I remember I’ll see what I have! 


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No hurry at all.  Thanks for the help.  With the right fittings, I am sure a replacement can be made.  My research is coming up empty for the solder fittings.
Thanks, Tom
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I'd get some 1/8" OD copper tubing and a couple of regular ring-type compression fittings just to see if they would seal using the original gland nuts and receivers.
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I may give that a try.  Have to find a store that stocks that size.
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I think that would work.
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vigiltln wrote:
I may give that a try.  Have to find a store that stocks that size.


Pretty sure I have them on hand!

I’ll let you know Thursday.
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Kevin, that would be great.  Let me know.  Warren does have the fuel line and I am going to get it from him, but I would like to see if the regular ring type ferrels would work.  If they do, I will just hang on to the fuel line from Warren.
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