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Old 04-12-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Fresh tank fill for '64 Globetrotter

So, I've replaced the tank, reconnected it to the trailer, except for the big fill on the outside of the trailer. I have the original fill, which has been redone with a new cap.. the weirdest thing is that I cannot find tubing to go from the ribbed fittings on the filler to the ribbed fittings on the tank. The fittings are 1 1/4 threaded ABS X 1 1/4 ribbed (knurled) slip fittings. Why are the simplest things some how the most difficult to solve? I've looked on line at PEX, but I don't want to buy 100' of it; the local NAPA store tried to sell me a radiator hose. What do others do?
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Home Depot and get 1 1/4" "spaflex". It is a flexible PVC used in spas. It will handle everything you need and did I mention it will flex? It is schedule 40 so it is quite strong.

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Home Depot and get 1 1/4" "spaflex". It is a flexible PVC used in spas. It will handle everything you need and did I mention it will flex? It is schedule 40 so it is quite strong.

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and they will cut it to length
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Great, thanks. I figured there had to be a really easy fix. I avoid Home Depot like the plague, but solving the last piece of the puzzle is worth the trouble.
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I actually bought some tubing at West Marine because they were handy. I heated up the tubing in a pot of boiling water I carefully carried out from the house, and twisted each end on the the correct fitting. With a little bar soap and all the strength I could muster, the fresh water fill is finally connected to the tank.
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