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Old 02-15-2009, 05:05 PM  
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Hoses And Fittings??

What are you guys favorite air hoses on the job? Its about time for me to get all new ones as the others have seen better days all leaking at the ends, nails shot through them etc.. Im looking for hoses that are supple in the cold and dont blow the ends off in the heat. easy to roll up at the end of the day. as far as fittings go i use 1/4 npt ends now. I would like to know who makes the couplers that have the dissconect that you gotta line up the groove so that they dont unhook on every thing they catch on. thanks guys
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:56 PM  
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i use reinforced poly hoses called flex-eel 1/4 on the roof 1/2 on the floor there pretty good used to use 1/4 quick disconnect couplers but letting them down off the roofif they catch a truss the right way they un hook an could do some damage so now i use 3/8 couplers that have to be pushed to disconnect
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:21 PM  
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I love the flexible 1/4" hoses. I you are used to the plastic?? 3/8" hoses, you will be very happy with the lighter weight and flexibility. One of the biggest advantages are at the end of the day is they roll fine when cold. With the small size, they kink easier, but its worth it to me.

btw I use the Amflo from hd
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:55 PM  
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polyurethane, similar to the flex eels.
and 3/8 fittings, same reason as dljones.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:49 PM  
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I tried the poly hoses but I always end up puncturing them and finaly gave up.

I started using these and never went back: http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/14-Flexp...e/EN/index.htm

They're a rubber hose but light, durable and they stay decently flexible in cold weather.
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I have a few hydraulic lines that I use as air hose, very durable and flexible, but expensive, I got them for free.

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Another vote for the polyureathane Flexeel brand hoses. I have a couple of the 1/4" rubber hoses and they seem to crack and dryout over time. The polyureathane are the best hands down, they are so light you don't even know the hose is connected. And as far as cold weather they are the exact same in 5 degress as they are in 90 degress.

Amazon seems to have good deals on them


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Originally Posted by mickeyco View Post
I have a few hydraulic lines that I use as air hose, very durable and flexible, but expensive, I got them for free.

Can't beat free!
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