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Air compressor tubing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Dec 9, 2002.

    I just bought a Porter Cable air compressor rated at 135 PSI. I need to add a 6 inch nipple to it so I can hook up an air filter. Will a brass fitting be able to hold that amount of pressure or should I use one made out of steel? ... the guy at the hardware store seemed unsure and I don't need it bursting on me. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  1. beater74

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    135 psi, 1/2" pvc would handle that. so you have nothing to worry about with brass
     
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    Brass or steel will be fine. Do not use PVC for compressed air....
     
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    Use a 6 inch galvanized pipe nipple like you'd see in the plumbing section.
    PVC - not the best option.
     
  4. 79Beast

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    I agree, use galvanized tubing. The brass is fine but TOO expensive.
     
  5. Thanks for the reassurance guys /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I got the brass nipple since the galvanized looks dirty/rough on the inside and might let excess garbage get into my air filter.
     

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