Compression Fitting Size
Threaded air outlet on air compressor pump
Compressor Pump Only
Speedaire/Granger Part: 5Z405
The outlet is at a Tee. the pipe going into it is 3/4" O.D. What is the fitting that I can use to attach to this outlet. It is a compression fitting but I can't figure out what to use. I have attached a pic of the outlet. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Thanks for including the photo. When I increase the screen image size it stays clear and I can see the threads.
What I don't know is what this line is for. You say " the pipe going into it is 3/4" O.D.". Was it or is it the line from the pump to the tank?
I would like to know what was/is normally threaded on to this male thread to be sure.
However, a quick fix is to visit the plumbing store in the brass fittings section and buy a female / female bushing that fits this thread. Then you can thread a male fitting of any size needed with reducers into the other.
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what is the difference between a 1/4 NPT and an 1/4 NPT I/M fitting and are they inter changeable?
I do not recognize the I/M portion of the thread name. NPT is, of course, national pipe taper.
Knowing where you found the name might help.
I could guess that I/M might stand for imperial / metric, which would suggest that it is a thread designed to be used in both imperial and metric ports.
When you measure the O.D. of the thread, is it the same for both?
If so, then the next step is to thread both into a 1/4 port and see how many threads penetrate before they cannot be threaded further. If they penetrate 4+ threads, then that would suggest that they are useful in both metric and imperial port sizes.
Anyone else from the wider pneumatic community an offer advice here?
Adding second coupling?
Compressed air manifold
I recently purchased the portable emglo dual stack tank air compressor. In the product description it says it can run two framing nailers as well as other multiple nailers at once however there is only one coupler on the compressor. I bought what I needed to add a second coupler but after reading the owners manual it states not to add another coupler directly off the tank where the original one is. My question is what will the harm be of doing this and what are my other options of adding a second coupler to my unit?
I have no idea why Emglo says not to add another coupler to the existing coupler. Makes no sense to me.
Maybe they are concerned that someone may add a non-checked coupler which would be like leaving a fitting wide open to atmosphere. Or, it could be their couplers are proprietary, and if you add a coupler from another source, the connector may not fit both?
In your shoes I would find a manifold with a female thread on the left end, like my rather crude drawing. I would, after emptying the tank and shutting down the compressor, remove the existing discharge coupler, and thread the manifold on the nipple where the coupler used to be.
I would ensure that the manifold had plugs in any ports that I was not using. I would thread as many couplers into the manifold that I needed or the manifold could accommodate, and voila, places to plug connectors in from a variety of air lines.
Make sure all couplers will work with the same connector, and make sure all couplers are checked so they don't leak.
I cannot tell you to disregard the manual for your compressor. If it were my air compressor and I needed additional outlets, I would.
Don't be surprised if the air compressor cannot keep up with production nailing. It might, since nailers use shots of air instead of a steady stream, but if you have skilled operators on the framing nailers and both are working at the same time, you might have an air supply problem.
brass compression fitting on exhaust manifold for a 3/4 inch copper tube
I can't find one that fits. The threads seem to be metric and I can't find one. Exhaust manifold part # RE102E
While in terms of the specifications for a specific air compressor that info helps, really, reading the fitting section on this site should provide all the information you need to help you find the fitting that suits your air compressor.