Posted Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:29pm Subject: Francis Francis X-5 Boiler to Steamer - tube replacement
My Francis X-5 tube (3.5mm or 1/8" o.d. making a 180 bend - maybe 3" long with brass inserts) connecting the boiler to steamer has split & spits water under pressure. I have backed off the nuts (10mm or 3/8" hex) from each tube end but don't want to force the tube ends out of the fittings without knowing how they are inserted. My instinct is to grab the tube ahead of each brass(??) tubing insert with a needle nose plier & wiggle it loose but the fittings are so small & poorly supported that I need some advice before breaking something. Also, what type of tubing is it (i.e teflon..? .. must be heat resistant.. mine is sort of blue but clear so I can see some calcification inside). Any suggestions on a replacement source & maybe an upgrade since this looks like a failure-prone part. I'll send a picture if necessary....
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