Is viton tubing compatible – rcu forums gas chamber

I’m no expert on tubing but from using Viton for several years now, reading the data sheets and all the chatter about it online, I can confirm it is the most chemical resistant tubing I’ve ever come across. I use to inspect or replace tank clunks at the beginning of every season but now I only inspect them if I suspect a problem. Even then, Viton clunk lines that have been in service for several years look, feel and measure like new tubing. It’s expensive but it is very good tubing.

My only complaint is that Viton is not quite as flexible as some other tubing. It works great in tanks from maybe 16 oz on up but in anything smaller, it takes a very heavy pickup weight to get the tubing to bend to all back corners of the tank. A Walbro small felt pickup works OK though I’ve had to make custom pickups otherwise. I used Sullivan ProFlex line in a couple of tanks as it is thinner walled and more flexible. They suggest it has properties similar to Viton. It does get quite stiff when cold though where Viton remains more flexible but that wouldn’t be a problem in your part of the world.

I’m no expert on tubing but from using Viton for several years now, reading the data sheets and all the chatter about it online, I can confirm it is the most chemical resistant tubing I’ve ever come across. I use to inspect or replace tank clunks at the beginning of every season but now I only inspect them if I suspect a problem. Even then, Viton clunk lines that have been in service for several years look, feel and measure like new tubing. It’s expensive but it is very good tubing.

My only complaint is that Viton is not quite as flexible as some other tubing. It works great in tanks from maybe 16 oz on up but in anything smaller, it takes a very heavy pickup weight to get the tubing to bend to all back corners of the tank. A Walbro small felt pickup works OK though I’ve had to make custom pickups otherwise. I used Sullivan ProFlex line in a couple of tanks as it is thinner walled and more flexible. They suggest it has properties similar to Viton. It does get quite stiff when cold though where Viton remains more flexible but that wouldn’t be a problem in your part of the world.Thanks Truckracer.

I’m no expert on tubing but from using Viton for several years now, reading the data sheets and all the chatter about it online, I can confirm it is the most chemical resistant tubing I’ve ever come across. I use to inspect or replace tank clunks at the beginning of every season but now I only inspect them if I suspect a problem. Even then, Viton clunk lines that have been in service for several years look, feel and measure like new tubing. It’s expensive but it is very good tubing.

My only complaint is that Viton is not quite as flexible as some other tubing. It works great in tanks from maybe 16 oz on up but in anything smaller, it takes a very heavy pickup weight to get the tubing to bend to all back corners of the tank. A Walbro small felt pickup works OK though I’ve had to make custom pickups otherwise. I used Sullivan ProFlex line in a couple of tanks as it is thinner walled and more flexible. They suggest it has properties similar to Viton. It does get quite stiff when cold though where Viton remains more flexible but that wouldn’t be a problem in your part of the world.Well I did pull the trigger and bought some Viton tubing but just like you said it’s almost impossible to use in a small tank like the 8 oz unit I am using as it will not flex sufficiently to get to the back corners of the tank. I have also heard very good reports about the Sullivan Pro Flex tubing and have opted to get some of the 3/32" I.D. one with the hope that it will be the answer to my little problem.