Air compressor fittings

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Old 10-02-20, 08:43 AM
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Air compressor fittings

I picked up a new silent air compressor that has 1/4 quick connect fittings on it. Can I remove them, or put an adapter on them for a quick connect 3/8 fittings and hose?

 
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Old 10-02-20, 10:37 AM
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If the compressor uses screw in fittings..... I see no reason why they couldn't be removed and changed. You'd need a 3/8" female x 1/4" male NPT coupler.

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thanx - kinda figured that... Would work, just empty faster....

 
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A little faster.... it's still reduced thru that fitting.
 
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Old 10-04-20, 05:33 AM
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Just so you know, the effect of upsizing the quick connect fittings would be insignificant.
For common air tools you can readily get 3/8" ID hose with 1/4" fittings that that would not restrict air flow to any measurable amount.

 
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Old 10-04-20, 07:21 AM
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Was curious about flow rates and came up with this chart.
I am not familiar with the compressor you mention but generally the largest capacity compressor you can operate off of a 120 volt, 15 amp receptacle is about 6 cfm @ 90 psi.
The chart clearly shows that 1/4 " air line.can support 10 cfm.
If you wanted you could get a 3/8" inch ID hose with 1/4" fittings and have a bit of overkill.😊
 
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