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Old 09-13-2018, 07:21 PM
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Default Andair Fuel Valve extension ??

Planning on installing an Andair FUEL VALVE FS20X7T valve. Called Van's and was advised that if I install on tunnel cover that would require a reroute of the scat tube. I can visualize that. I prefer installing on the bracket provided lower in the tunnel (with no scat tube reroute). That requires an extension, i.e., fuel valve being about 3-4 inches below the selector. Aircraft Spruce has fuel valve extension kits and extension tubes for the FS20 valves. Which do I need? Kit or tube? How long? I can measure the distance when the valve is in and tunnel cover is on but maybe someone has that dimension.

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Jerry
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:30 PM
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You will need the extension kit which comes with a new plate and couplers. A 6" extension is all you need. Just cut it to your specific length. I installed mine in the factory location and it worked out well.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:07 PM
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I installed the Andair fuel selector to the bottom of the tunnel cover (no extension). I used a 2 to 1.5 reducer at both ends of the now 1.5 SCAT hose for rear heat. All fits and works well over the last 500+ hours.

Still way more than enough heat and the smaller SCAT hose makes tunnel stuff a lot easier.

Carl
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:40 PM
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I had no issues with the stock scat one side of the valve. It could be because I made a new valve bracket to accommodate my Aerosport center console. I have sine done what Carl did and did a reducer but I went down to 1. This was more due to have two AC lines and my audio wiring crossing over my spar.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:00 AM
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I installed the Andair fuel selector to the bottom of the tunnel cover (no extension). I used a 2 to 1.5 reducer at both ends of the now 1.5 SCAT hose for rear heat. All fits and works well over the last 500+ hours.

Still way more than enough heat and the smaller SCAT hose makes tunnel stuff a lot easier.

Carl
I also installed the andair without an extension. I routed my fuel lines in such a way as to leave 3" between the fuel lines and tunnel wall. I made another holder to keep the scat against the wall as it passes by the fuel line.

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