Compressor air hose connections

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Old 01-13-05, 06:59 PM
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Compressor air hose connections

I'm new to air tools having just purchased a 50 litre (approx 11 gallon) 2hp compressor.

My problem should be a simple on.
The hose connectors leak air (the hose and connectors have to be purchased separately).

1. Should the connectors be tightened until the leaks stop
2. Should plumbers tape be wrappped around the threads before screwing connectors on
3. Should some other sealant be used to prevent air leaks.

Thanks for any advice

BrianA
 
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Old 01-13-05, 07:16 PM
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Pipe dope (liquid sealant, may contain teflon) or teflon tape needs to be applied to the threads.

The fittings need to be tightened, but not overly so.

Some leakage may still occur at the quick connect coupling. Couplings with a longer male end (now that doesn't sound quite right.... ) leak less.
 
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Old 01-14-05, 06:08 AM
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Plumbers teflon tape works great
Whups Danski said that
Hey I don't see replies that have been posted untill I hit the reply button
Maybe it's my machine
 
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Old 01-14-05, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by slickshift
Hey I don't see replies that have been posted untill I hit the reply button
Sorry' bout the missing reply thing
Found my answer-It was a browser thing
Just a note...Firefox is acting up w/DIYforums today
Should be fixed soon
 

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Old 01-14-05, 11:54 AM
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Teflon tape

I always use teflon tape, works great.
 
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