VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #11  
Old 01-22-2022, 04:06 PM
Freemasm Freemasm is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Orlando
Posts: 666
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1001001 View Post
it seems SkyGeek.com may have them as well as ….
I’m going to recommend caution here. It seems Skygeek does a lot of purchase- resell transactions. They’ve burned me and many others by stating something is in stock. After ordering, you get a delivery date weeks that is weeks later. Then they try and assess a “restock” fee even though it was never in stock. CoMpletely unethical. Transact there at your own risk
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-22-2022, 04:17 PM
1001001's Avatar
1001001 1001001 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Just Minutes from KBVI!
Posts: 1,315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wirejock View Post
Eliminate the "D" and you get steel part numbers.
Yeah, but isn't "J" for stainless steel? I'd prefer not to use carbon steel for reasons.

Interestingly enough I just remembered that I built a small scale brewery about 15 years ago using 37 degree flare fittings (which is why I had my Ridgid flare tool) and had bought all my stainless JIC fittings from a local supplier. If only I could find the records of how to get a hold of them...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-22-2022, 04:55 PM
1001001's Avatar
1001001 1001001 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Just Minutes from KBVI!
Posts: 1,315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freemasm View Post
I’m going to recommend caution here. It seems Skygeek does a lot of purchase- resell transactions. They’ve burned me and many others by stating something is in stock. After ordering, you get a delivery date weeks that is weeks later. Then they try and assess a “restock” fee even though it was never in stock. CoMpletely unethical. Transact there at your own risk
I've ordered from SkyGeek a number of times in the past; never had a problem like this. But I tend to order just small pieces and stuff from them.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-22-2022, 05:08 PM
skydiverlv skydiverlv is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: kansas
Posts: 372
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1001001 View Post
Anyone have a good source for aviation grade stainless steel 37º fittings, both NPT and bulkhead (for firewall penetrations)?
Send me a PM with what you require. I have several fittings including 2 6AN bulkheads. I do not remember having any fittings with 1/4npt but do have with 3/8npt. I will be at hangar Monday and can check. Fittings would be used-like new.
__________________

Larry Vandegrift
ULPower 260is
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-22-2022, 05:37 PM
wirejock's Avatar
wirejock wirejock is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Estes Park, CO
Posts: 5,116
Default Stainless

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1001001 View Post
Yeah, but isn't "J" for stainless steel? I'd prefer not to use carbon steel for reasons.

Interestingly enough I just remembered that I built a small scale brewery about 15 years ago using 37 degree flare fittings (which is why I had my Ridgid flare tool) and had bought all my stainless JIC fittings from a local supplier. If only I could find the records of how to get a hold of them...
Yes. Whatever the reason. Best of luck.
__________________
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
wirejock at yahoo dot com
Donated 12/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (3,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit done. Working FWF
Disclaimer
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-22-2022, 05:47 PM
PaulvS's Avatar
PaulvS PaulvS is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 1,032
Default reason for stainless

The reason I assumed is due to the potential for rust corrosion inside a plain steel fitting. I think it was DanH who recently posted on VAF about finding rust inside of a steel fitting.
Not sure yet exactly what to use...still observing and learning.
__________________
Paul vS (yes I'm also a Van)
Building RV-6A #22320 O-320 FP. Wings and tail complete, fuselage almost done, working on canopy.
Flying my Aeroprakt A-22 STOL and the aero club's RV-9A while I build
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-22-2022, 05:58 PM
1001001's Avatar
1001001 1001001 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Just Minutes from KBVI!
Posts: 1,315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulvS View Post
The reason I assumed is due to the potential for rust corrosion inside a plain steel fitting. I think it was DanH who recently posted on VAF about finding rust inside of a steel fitting.
Not sure yet exactly what to use...still observing and learning.
I'm doing it for two reasons: Fire resistance on firewall penetrations, so I'd prefer not to use aluminum AN bulkheads for that application, and the Flo-Scan installation manual specifies only steel fittings to be attached to the flowmeter body. In any application I can get away with it, I like to use stainless for corrosion protection. It's a bias I have, having worked with fluids my entire engineering career, and experienced corrosion related failures with non-stainless fluid fittings. Pretty much anytime I can justify the expense, I go with stainless for longevity.

Also, there's a remote chance that water in fuel could settle out in the fittings during a prolonged inactive period, and if that water had dissolved oxygen, it would promote corrosion. I'd prefer to avoid the possibility of that.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-22-2022, 05:59 PM
1001001's Avatar
1001001 1001001 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Just Minutes from KBVI!
Posts: 1,315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skydiverlv View Post
Send me a PM with what you require. I have several fittings including 2 6AN bulkheads. I do not remember having any fittings with 1/4npt but do have with 3/8npt. I will be at hangar Monday and can check. Fittings would be used-like new.
Thanks, I really appreciate it! I did manage to place orders for the parts I need from a couple of suppliers, but if something doesn't work out, I'll follow up with you.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:05 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.