Air line questions

  1. Jonathan Webb

    Jonathan Webb Member

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    I've bought a cheapo air filter regulator (mentioned on here somewhere I think) for my light duty setup.
    (1) I understand it is best to mount it near/at the tool end rather than the compressor. Is that correct?
    (2) Is there a convention for which side plugs & couplers go - eg couplers on the discharge side?
    (3) I have one or more central heating coils lying around that I could make into a cooler. What is the most efficient way get from (PCL XF) fittings to 22mm tube? I could use a compression fitting female thread to 3//4" BSP then how to get to 1/4" for the PCL fittings? Many thanks Screenshot at 2019-10-31 16-13-24.png
     
  2. armalites Member

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    You should be able to get a 3/4-1/4 reducing bush without too much issue. You coule also use a 3/4 bsp to hose barb and fit some air hose to it.

    Generally you put the couplings on the outlets, mostly because they are bulkier and they are more expensive.
     
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  3. Jonathan Webb

    Jonathan Webb Member

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  4. armalites Member

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    If you leaving the cooler permanently inline then there no point using airline fittings, a barb and hose is not inferior many airline hoses use a barb fiiting. I would a single or double ear clip. Once they are on properly they never come off, you have to cut them.
     
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  5. dholdi Member

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    The coupling goes on the outlet as it has the valve in it that stops the air coming out.
     
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  6. Jonathan Webb

    Jonathan Webb Member

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    Thanks on all counts. The setup is probably semi-permanent or less.
     
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