Been framing for 30 years and never had those problems. I have no idea what brand of fittings we have. They are brass.
Great tip, thanks. I got anxious yesterday and bought a bunch of coilhose pneumatic megaflow fittings. They are probably similar to the milton high flow fittings. I'll give the megaflows a try and if they don't work out I will probably check out the Miltons.Milton high flow V fittings is what you want
Lately I typically run a 50 or 100 foot main hose, usually a 3/8" flexeel, to a 12 gallon secondary storage tank. From there we typically split off with two or 3 100' 1/4" hoses. I likewise run flexeel and flexzilla 1/4" hoses to the guns and I am on the fence. The flexzillas seem to have better air flow, but they are heavier and they hang harder when I am working in the air and constantly hanging my gun upside down and then grabbing it to shoot. Every time I hang the gun the heavier flexzillas have been slowly wearing out the female fitting that connects to the gun and the leaks have been developing rapidly. It's been driving me nuts. The 1/4" flexeels aren't as heavy so they don't start hanging as hard and wearing out the hose stiffener and warping the connection. I am hoping the coilhose pneumatic megaflows will be firmer and better milled. The Forney 3/8" T fittings have been noticeably poor quality lately, the metal deforms on the male connectors too easily.As a production crew, we use a lot of hoses. Not uncommon to drag 10 100's out most days.
Are you plugged right into a compressor, or have a main line with a splitter?
We run a 1/2" mainline to a secondary air tank on the deck. Use 1/2" fittings on this to maintain max airflow.
All my hoses are 1/4" either poly or flexzilla's. Run 1/4" couplers from all of them as well. On all the hoses I choose and have had best luck with the expensive female quick connects that are purchased at a hydraulic supply shop. At about 15$ each they are expensive, but last about a year sometimes more. They rarely if ever become disconnected by accident. And they seem to take more abuse and wear then the cheaper ones. I was replacing the cheapie ones (Home Depot, princess auto ect) every 2-3 months at 5$ each or more.
I have a couple hoses that I am trying a new style which I think are called radical flow. Waiting to see durability over time. They are about 20-25$ each but are a ball less system supposed to flow a lot more volume.
I have been remiss on that, I bought a Jenny 17 gallon compressor half a year ago and haven't tweeked the settings yet. So I'm still running it at factory setting, IIRC 125 psi max. I got to replace the outlet air pressure gauge (it was delivered with a broken gauge) and then I will crank it up to probably 135 and adjust the cut in pressure as well, it is still set at factory setting of 90 psi. Yeah I've been definitely dragging my feet there...Also. What air pressure are you using. Most guns say 100-120. We run 135-140. By the time the air is at the guns they are only seeing 115 at best.