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Sizing of air lines

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by brutalguyracing, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    Hey
    What size air lines are you all running from your mounted air compressors to you outlets
    My compressor has 1/4" male threads
    Was thinking of doing 3/8" rubber hose from hd.....and some barbed fittings
    Any insight????

    Also any wiring advise
    I have blue sea fuse biz and my own switch already run to area where compressor will be mounted
    So in assuming 10 or 12 gauge to compressor from battery and switch to relay
     
  2. Jun 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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  3. Jun 8, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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  4. Jun 9, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    I used 3/8 hose from my compressor to outlets and tank.

    10 ga wire should be more than adequate to power the compressor. Google wire gauge chart to check your specs.

    Cheers.
     
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    IS IT RUBBER 3/8" HOSE AND BARBED CONNECTIONS?
     
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    Personally I would run air line like this.

    http://thorbros.com/catalog/air-line-dot

    They also sell any type of fitting you can think of.

    http://thorbros.com/catalog/fittings

    Here is another good site to order from.

    http://www.avsontheweb.com/home.php?cat=124

    The size of the wire depends on how far away the comp. is from the battery and how many amps it pulls at full load. 10ga should be fine but if you are putting it under your bed or something, I would step it down to 6ga or maybe even 4ga.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    thanks for the help guyz
    now how does one mount air chucks on my bumpers.....
    i was looking to drill a hole and thread some fitting through?
    i know someone has done this before?
    pics would be great?
    also how do these ait fittings work?
    i have never used or seen them before?
     
  9. Jun 13, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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