Best heater bypass temporary solution ?

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  1. Z28PILOT

    Z28PILOT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My dang corvette heater coil is bad .:(

    So I want to make a temporary bypass I guess . Till I can get the parts I need.

    What is the best way to join the hoses ?

    It seems one is 3/4 " and one is 1/2" ...? Guessing

    Should I go to store and find pluming .? PVC or copper ? I'm not a plumer LOL

    Or is there some sort of pre made connector at an auto parts store for such fix?
     
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    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    One should be 5/8" and the other 3/4", any parts store should have a plastic connector to join them together.

    Gates part number 28611
     
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    Z28PILOT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Oh thanks ....very cool ! :)
     
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    You will not want to use standard pvc. It does not habe the proper temp rating. Use copper or iron fittings to make a temp bypass. Cpvc has a max temp rating for 200f. That is pushing it to close for me.
     
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    I just take the 5/8" hose and heat in up with a propane torch, it will stretch over the 3/4" fitting.
     
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    Think I'd go brass. Plastic might get brittle w/ heat.
     
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    Of course, you COULD always replace the heater core.....
     
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    Lmoa, nonsense.
     
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    Who needs a heater in the summer?
     
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    A short pieces of 5/8" copper tubing and a couple of hose clamps works well.

    That's what I did several years ago before I got around to replacing the core.
     

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