I am installing five inch hose, with the steel
wrapping---from a Cummins diesel--it goes out to a section of rubber, which connects it to an elbow
, and then another 6 inches or so of rubber, which connects to another elbow
of steel--this last elbow connects to a straight steel run that goes into the muffler, 6 feet later, and then out off the stern of the boat
i installed two new fuel tanks
, and one tank barely fit--very snug, and it misaligns the elbow--the first elbow that is bookended by the two piece of rubber hose (metal spring lined rubber hose) anyway, that hose is extraordinarily stiff and because of the snugness of the new fuel tank
, i had to twist the middle elbow about 30 degrees to have it fit around the front of the tank...so, now, it is misaligned by about 4 inches and 4 degrees from the exhaust on the Cummins engine...
So, i can't find much 5 inch hose, and what i find is all very very stiff...
I am thinking that if i switch out the hose on both ends of that first steel elbow, it is possible that i could get them lined up to fit--but maybe not...
the other possibility is buying
4 feet of hose, and losing the steel elbow and just bending the hose around to fit onto the outlet at the engine and the line of the old pipe going to the exhaust...
But the hose is 24.00 at per foot at West Marine
(cheeper at a dealer but the dealer is 1 hour away--and with the fuel
that comes out about the same!)
anyway, i am not really sure if the 4 foot section will bend sufficiently to fit between the two pipes, and if i buy less hose, i am not really sure that two sections of shorter hose will work either--
I wish there were some flexible five inch wet exhaust hose out there...
does anyone have any ideas...the corrugated sounds good if i could buy it in five inch