Rol-Air hasn't got hose connectors

by Jeff
(gainesville, ga. usa)

I just bought a new 20 gal. compressor from Rol-Air and there are no connections for air hoses. Do you have a diagram sheet that will show me how to add the connections for my air hoses?


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Hi Jeff. No, I don't.

But, if you go to the couplers and connectors pages, I think you will find enough information to help you determine what you need.

If you can't identify or find a connector for your discharge coupler on your air compressor, buy a new one, with a good supply of corresponding connectors, and change it out.

Cheers,

Bill

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Jan 30, 2015
no coupler
by: Anonymous

i also bought a rolair and it didnt come with a coupler and thats bullsh*t. they all come with a coupler. come on it a $5.00 part and i checked with other people that bought the same model as mine and they got a coupler, granted id use the 3/8" instead of the 1/4" they supply but it really chicken sh*t not to include one. i emailed them nd they sent me a T-shirt, maybe they thought i could ue it to connect my hose. anyway i have never seen a compressor without one being furnished, weather your going to use your own or not.

Jul 17, 2013
No air coupler...
by: doug s.d.ca

Industrial compressors often do not come with a coupler.

Why not?

Because you may well already have stuff with a coupler/plug "standard". If so, you might have to remove 'theirs' and put 'yours' on.
No point in having something there that just gets thrown away.
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Good point Doug.

Thanks, Bill

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Coupler or Plug?

by John
(Truckee, CA)

I am setting up compressed air distribution throughout my 1,000 workshop.

The 1/2" copper pipe was installed in the wall during construction. I have the pipe stubbed out through the sheet rock. My question is: Should I install couplers or plugs on the copper stubs?

I have 4 or 5 air hoses that I will move around the shop as needed for blow off and air tool use. I will also have work station for bicycle and automotive tires.
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Hi John...

Can we define plug? I read that as connector. Is that correct?

If you plumb an air connector at each of the copper "stubs" you will have a problem. Connectors are essentially open to atmosphere, so, a connector will allow all of your compressed air to escape!

What you want to install at each air supply outlet is a coupler. They are checked, meaning that unless a mating connector is installed, air cannot flow.

You would then have a connector on one end of an air line, and on the other, you would have a coupler. Plug the connector into the coupler on the air supply stub, and air flows down the line, and is stopped by the coupler on the hose.

When you need air, you plug the coupler on the air hose into the device, on which you have already installed a connector, and boom, you have compressed air at the tool.

Hope this helps. If not, comment here.

Cheers,

Bill



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Metric to NPT fitting dapters

by Michael Fairbanks
(Shawnee, Oklahoma)

I have a tire inflator that was bought off E-Bay and the inlet thread is M12X1. I have been looking everywhere for a adapter that will adapt a female metric 12X1 to a female 1/4 NPT. In other words a adapter that is M12X1 on the male end and female on the 1/4 NPT end. Can you give me a source? Would appreciate your answer.
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Hello Michael. Nice to hear from you.

I found a broad range of suppliers by using this search string in my browser window: buy metric - NPT adapters. Why not give that a try?

Though I do not sell components from this website, my advertisers sure do.

Cheers,

Bill

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