(Fredericton, NB, Canada)
Can braided steel 200psi hot water hose be used to connect my 60 gal, 5 hp (175 psi) compressor to my black iron system?
Other than IR's start-up kit, I've not found an air braided steel hose.
Steve, if the hose is rated for 200 PSI and for hot water, I wouldn't hesitate to use it on my compressor, except for the cost.
Why on earth would you use such expensive hose as a compressed air line?
Compressor Connector to coupler?
I'm following up on my question about the Porter Cable Pancake Compressor. The Quick Connect tank outlets have a 1/4" (6.4 mm industrial) pipe size specified. I'm guessing there's a connector between the pipe and the tank outlets which push the outlet pins in and the ball-bearings outwards so that the pipe stays in place. At present, we have the 1/4" polyurethane tubing, but no connector. We do have male connectors, but the tank outlets do not have a thread. I've attached two pictures of the tank outlets (gold-colored). I've also attached a rough picture of the connector we might end up using. Are we on the right track? Is that the correct type of connector to use (the picture of the connector I've attached is for a 5/32" pipe - do we buy a similar connector, but for a 1/4" pipe)?
Jimmy, in the "Tank Outlet Inside View" photo, are you referring to the coupler on the right side of the photo? I actually see two couplers in the shot.
In this shot "Tank Outlet Inside View" I see one coupler on the right side.
In order to connect an air line to that coupler you need a connector. Please see the pages that provide info on both of these linked from air components.
The item "Tank Outlet Inside View" is not the connector you need to connect to the discharge coupler. It appears to be an instant fitting reducer or enlarger, and the plain end would insert into the instant fitting end to allow the user to change tubing sizes.
You need a connector that fits the coupler so that it will open the checked ball.
You need an adapter to connect the connector to your tube / air line.
You probably need to contact an local industrial supplier of air valves, cylinders, FRL's as they usually carry a full line of fittings too. Ask for their sales rep to visit to spec out what you need. Way back when I used to call on some in and around Ithaca, NY so I know they are there somewhere!
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