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Just wondering what some of you have spent pluming your boats ? Or what the average cost of pluming a jet is if any one knows ? an and stainless / push lock at minimum
 

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Just go buy the stuff, preferably in multiple trips. Don't keep track or even try to estimate how much you will spend. Otherwise, you might regret your purchase.

Really though, having done a steel braided deal for about 1300, next time ill go push-loc.
 

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Just go buy the stuff, preferably in multiple trips. Don't keep track or even try to estimate how much you will spend. Otherwise, you might regret your purchase.

Really though, having done a steel braided deal for about 1300, next time ill go push-loc.
hahaha that's nice i hear ya , wish i could go with the multipul trip thanks Brendellajet i like the push-loc also
 

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I did the push-loc on my first boat a few years back. It was pretty cheap. I went with the Jegs brand I believe because they had it in yellow to match the boat. Installation was a breeze.
 

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Just go buy the stuff, preferably in multiple trips. Don't keep track or even try to estimate how much you will spend. Otherwise, you might regret your purchase.

Really though, having done a steel braided deal for about 1300, next time ill go push-loc.
You aint kidding about the multiple trips!
Even if you make a list of every thing You need, you will still forget something 20 times over. I think I was at the speed shop every other day getting fittings and if You need fittings with any kind of angle to it, Forgetaboutit, $20 minnimum and ss -10 line @ $11-$12 bucks a foot.
Every hose and fitting in My rig is ss braided and anodized an fittings. I would guess I have well over a grand tied up in the plumbing...But it sure looks purdy:D
 

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What blows is the red and blue annodize does not last. 40 hours on my gear and the fittings are faded, some worse than others.
 

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I have done several boats, let me tell you doing a twin turbo sucks and twice the money as a naturally aspirated deal!:)hand
 

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What blows is the red and blue annodize does not last. 40 hours on my gear and the fittings are faded, some worse than others.
XRP takes much longer to fade than the import and cheaper domestic stuff. Much better hose end quality also imo. I've sold and installed XRP ends (formerly Keith Black) for 30 years now and have also worked with all the other brands. There is a difference. I was one of KB's first distributors. All XRP stuff is made right here in So Cal too and not imported and rebranded. Weather you get it from me or someone else, strongly consider the XRP brand fittings.

ugly duck, Price is hard to nail without scoping out the boat. A lot depends on each boat's particular equipment and rigging. $1000 and up would be good ballpark for SS, less for pushlock depending on style of pushlock. Brass with black hose being the cheapest route, better hose and fittings cost more. Changing a couple fittings from straight to angle can cost you 30-40 bucks real quick sometimes. Every boat is different.

I got your PM and attempted to answer here. Please call me if you need help figuring out what you need. I would be happy to help you. 909-592-1000
 

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When you consider how low most of the pressures are, it makes no sense to use SS braided hose in a boat. (OK, I used it too...:mad:)

Listening to some old timers not too long ago, I learned this all got started in the fifties when there was a crap load of military surplus SS hose from WWII air planes. Guys could plumb their boat for next to nothing. IT WAS CHEAP! Somewhere along the line we decided we just HAD to have it!

Ever see SS line and fittings on a production car??? One that goes 100,000+ miles? All rubber hose and hose clamps. They don't even used barbed fittings. Man...what we'll do for a little bling.
 

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Ever see SS line and fittings on a production car??? One that goes 100,000+ miles? All rubber hose and hose clamps. They don't even used barbed fittings. Man...what we'll do for a little bling.
Still a fan of some "Bling" however , Jets are not too spendy to plumb and withstanding the bleeding and tired fingers , simple too ,we do these regularly

 

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I agree, some times you have to set logic aside and go with some decent looks. SS or the black braided line looks bitchin' too!
 

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justin i couldn't agree more... if i had the patience i would change all of my shit to stainless hardline, looks amazingly clean. dig the weinerschnitzel in the sig bro! haha
 

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I'm a plumbing contractor and have used some Pex tubing for a few things in my boat. Its tuff, light, cheap,will handle the heat & pressures dealt with, I can get it in blue, Red, Brown, white, & clear. It will swivel on the fittings when crimped together. I wouldnt use it for fuel lines but dont see any reason not to use it on the water lines.
 

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I wanted to use the water exiting my pressure relief valve for my intercooler. The outlet was pretty tight to the four inlets going into the intercooler. I used the Pex from my pump-- into the boat-then from the pressure relief dividing to each inlet. This would have been tough to do with AN fittings and braided hose(not to mention $$$) and wouldnt have looked as good or been as light. And this stuff wont rub a hole through anything it touches like the braided will and is easy on the hands. It has a memory, so when you bend it around and it stays that way for a little while, it will tend to retain that shape. Dont pay any attention to the other loose hoses & junk as I have the engine out and the rest of the stuff is laying loose.



These pieces are kind of beat up , but it shows the two most popular colors.
 

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I'm a plumbing contractor and have used some Pex tubing for a few things in my boat. Its tuff, light, cheap,will handle the heat & pressures dealt with, I can get it in blue, Red, Brown, white, & clear. It will swivel on the fittings when crimped together. I wouldnt use it for fuel lines but dont see any reason not to use it on the water lines.
I got this from the Pex website. According to this FAQ, Pex does not fare well in the sun.

How long can PEX be exposed to sunlight?
PEX tubing is not intended for outdoor applications and must be stored in a covered environment not exposed to direct sunlight. Refer to manufacturer’s instructions as to how long your pipe can have UV or sunlight exposure.

It looked like a cool alternitive. How long has your Pex been in the boat???
 

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When you consider how low most of the pressures are, it makes no sense to use SS braided hose in a boat. (OK, I used it too...:mad:)

Listening to some old timers not too long ago, I learned this all got started in the fifties when there was a crap load of military surplus SS hose from WWII air planes. Guys could plumb their boat for next to nothing. IT WAS CHEAP! Somewhere along the line we decided we just HAD to have it!

Ever see SS line and fittings on a production car??? One that goes 100,000+ miles? All rubber hose and hose clamps. They don't even used barbed fittings. Man...what we'll do for a little bling.
haha my flatty now is plumbed with military donations :D
 

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I got this from the Pex website. According to this FAQ, Pex does not fare well in the sun.

How long can PEX be exposed to sunlight?
PEX tubing is not intended for outdoor applications and must be stored in a covered environment not exposed to direct sunlight. Refer to manufacturer’s instructions as to how long your pipe can have UV or sunlight exposure.

It looked like a cool alternitive. How long has your Pex been in the boat???
I've heard of this but I have seen some of this stuff lay out in the sun for 5yrs and not even discolor. Have never personally seen any form of failure due to UV exposure. Actually the only failure I have ever witnessed is when an on demand water heater malfunctioned and was putting out 200* + water and the water pressure was over 80psi. Or if someone drills or saws into it-hits it with a nail.
 
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