Detachable Fuel meter

by aturner

 

This is a detachable fuel meterthat I built. The main meter pipe is 3/4" diameter and 12" long, which is well suited to fueling medium to large sized launchers. I paused to take this photo shortly after I began assembling the meter....

 

 Here it is fitted together...

 The final assembly step after wrapping with teflon tape and fitting the pipes together, was to get two channel lock pliers and tighten everything together. I then pressurized the meter and used an old paint brush to apply a soap/water mix to the joints, in search of any leaks. I found a couple of leaks, and went back to add more wraps of tape. It's a bit of trial and error, but for this meter I needed 4 to 6 wraps of teflon.

 

Here are a few photos of the meter in action. In combination with my quick disconnect regulator, this meter has worked great.....

 

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