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#11523610 - 04/05/16 03:08 PM air compressors and hoses
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I bought a small airbrush compressor from harbor freight when I started all of this. It works just fine, but I hate the hose that came with it, plastic coiled thing. It hangs on the side of the table all the time and gets caught up in stuff. Well, I can't find an air hose that fits it (it has the same size connection as the airbrush does). All the hoses I've found have a larger fitting. Should I bite the bullet and get a larger air compressor with larger fittings, suck it up and live with the coiled hose? I haven't been able to find a fitting that works.
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#11523713 - 04/05/16 03:51 PM Re: air compressors and hoses [Re: swalker9513]
Txmedic033 Offline
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I also use a compressor from HF. Post a pic of the fitting and tell us what brand airbrush you are using. It makes a difference.

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#11523829 - 04/05/16 05:08 PM Re: air compressors and hoses [Re: swalker9513]
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I use a harder & steenbeck airbrush. It has the same fittings as Iwata. The Iwata have 1/2 inch fitting on one end and 3/16 inch fitting for the gun (at least that's what the diameter is with a ruler). The small pneumatic compressor I have has the 3/16 inch fitting. When I've looked at couplings those sizes don't match to what the coupling sizes are. A half inch coupling looks huge.
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#11524844 - 04/06/16 08:22 AM Re: air compressors and hoses [Re: swalker9513]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Had similar problems. To make matters worse the threads in the fittings might be different between brands/models. Search online by brands and make a few calls...might save you a few $$. Or you could just buy hoses and fittings from me as I have a bunch...all wrong sizes and shapes...lesson learned the hard way frown.

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#11526301 - 04/06/16 06:40 PM Re: air compressors and hoses [Re: swalker9513]
Streetwalker Offline
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
There are all kinds of adapters available. Check eBay.
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#11526305 - 04/06/16 06:41 PM Re: air compressors and hoses [Re: swalker9513]
Streetwalker Offline
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Originally Posted By: swalker9513
I use a harder & steenbeck airbrush. It has the same fittings as Iwata. The Iwata have 1/2 inch fitting on one end and 3/16 inch fitting for the gun (at least that's what the diameter is with a ruler). The small pneumatic compressor I have has the 3/16 inch fitting. When I've looked at couplings those sizes don't match to what the coupling sizes are. A half inch coupling looks huge.


It's hard to measure IPT threads with a ruler and get the right size. I think the smaller fitting is 1/8" inch.
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#11528858 - 04/07/16 10:31 PM Re: air compressors and hoses [Re: swalker9513]
Txmedic033 Offline
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I carried my hoses into a hardware store and started trying different brass fittings until I found the ones that I needed. Add a little plumber's tape and I was set.

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