What size are air compressor fittings?
Most standard air compressors require a plug with a 1/2-inch or 1/4-inch flow size, with the latter being more common. Just like couplers, plugs come in automotive, industrial, ARO and V-style designs.
Are all air compressor hoses the same size?
Most hoses for air compressors range in size from 1/4″ to 1″ in diameter. You should be able to find which hose diameter is suitable by looking at your air compressor.
What is the most common air compressor hose size?
The most common inside diameters are 1/4- and 3/8-inch. Many people choose 1/4-inch hose because it’s lighter than the 3/8-inch variety. It’s easier to roll up, carry around and store. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the price tag for 1/4-inch hose is lower than its 3/8-inch counterpart.
What sizes do air compressor hoses come in?
Air hoses are measured by their internal diameter (ID), and come in standard sizes of ¼”, ⅜” or ½” or metric sizes of 6mm, 8mm, or 10mm. Since higher ID correlates to higher air capacity, selecting your ideal air hose diameter requires an understanding of the CFM needs of your air tools.
How do I know what air hose fittings I have?
How are air hose fittings measured?
- Take your hose and a length of string.
- Wrap the string around the hose.
- Keep the string running around the diameter straight and true.
- Mark the string across both ends.
- Layout the sting next to a tape measure.
- Read the length of the string from mark to mark.
What fittings do I need for air compressor?
If the size of thread in your air tool is ¼ inch then you will want a ¼” air fitting. The same is true for your air compressor. If the thread size is 3/8” on your air tool then a 3/8” body fitting is what you need. If you are operating a large air tool it may have ¼ or 3/8 inch thread to screw your male plug into.
Do you need Teflon tape on air hose fittings?
Teflon tape is one of those great new products from the early 70’s. A customer’s recent stubborn coating leak confirmed why we discourage the use of Teflon tape on fluid fittings. The NPT thread design makes the seal between the male and female tapered threads on the air fittings.