XF Fittings

  1. Blewbury New Member

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    Just taken delivery of my new compressor, I have had a small one I bought years ago with a nailer kit. This one I want to use for paint spraying. It is a 3Hp piston compressor. Had a problem straight away with the fittings. On my old one they were all standard 1/4 bsf, the new hose and compressor are fitted with PCL XF euro fitting which did not match my air tools, spray gun etc. I changed to XF Female only to find they leaked because the thread on the air tools was shorter and did not seat properly. Also the XF have a taper at the bottom where as the male fittings on the spray gun etc is flat. I have had to remove the original 1/4 bsf fitting from the air tools and replace with XF male. Problem is some are sealed in and may damage the air tool if I try and remove them. My question is do they make a female XF euro fitting with a shorter thread and flat seating. What else can I do.
     
  2. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    leave the existing fittings on your tools u cant change. get a y fitting on the end of your hose and have both types of sockets. then make up 2 couple of meter leads and plugs one of each type . plug in whichever u need
     
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  3. MattF

    MattF Member

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    As mentioned above, this type of thing. Just use a suitable connector at each end, and make of a length to suit.

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  4. Blewbury New Member

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    Thanks guys, I guess I just wasn't prepared for the 21st century. Old school but I take on board what you have suggested, so much to learn.

    Thanks again.
     
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