replacing clear vacuum pipes

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robmk2
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replacing clear vacuum pipes

Postby robmk2 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:11 pm

hi,
looking to replace the old clear vacuum pipes but can you replace the whole lot with either reinforced pipe or silicone type and just do away with the clear stuff altogether.
if i need to keep the clear type where can i get new stuff from please.
many thanks
rob
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Kenneth cartwright
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Re: replacing clear vacuum pipes

Postby Kenneth cartwright » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 am

https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/ get all vac pipes from here. again try both, i'm happy with thick wall silicon. but can see reason for reinforced pipes too.
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Re: replacing clear vacuum pipes

Postby robmk2 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 pm

Kenneth cartwright wrote:https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/ get all vac pipes from here. again try both, i'm happy with thick wall silicon. but can see reason for reinforced pipes too.

does that mean you can replace all of the clear vacuum pipe with the silicone stuff?
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Re: replacing clear vacuum pipes

Postby Kenneth cartwright » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:55 am

You can, bud, just keep hold of some of the reinforced stuff if you think you are encountering any issue, could just be 1 bend or tight point. that the more rigid reinforced pipes can get round. the thicker wall silicon works best., the other is very flexible during high temps.
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robmk2
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Re: replacing clear vacuum pipes

Postby robmk2 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:10 pm

Kenneth cartwright wrote:You can, bud, just keep hold of some of the reinforced stuff if you think you are encountering any issue, could just be 1 bend or tight point. that the more rigid reinforced pipes can get round. the thicker wall silicon works best., the other is very flexible during high temps.

thanks mate will give it a go
kindest regards
rob
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