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Straight thread gun connections4/19
Sorry for a simple question but this one has bugged me for a while and Ive searched endlessly with no luck.
What are you all doing for clean/slick connections to your gun at the hose/gun connection whether it be fluid or air? Im sure no different than all of you everything I have is 1/4" straight thread (ball end swivel would be the proper connection from the hose). I have talked with a half dozen gun/equipment distributors and the only thing they send is a big, klunky, plated steel, 1/4" female pipe taper, to 1/4" ball end swivel (not live swivel) adapter. They just go in the fitting drawer.
At the air and fluid end of say a pressure feed gun or even and HVLP/PPS you have a straight thread 1/4' male, then you may toss on a digital regulator which will leave you with the same 1/4" straight thread, then you'd have to thread on this foolish adapter and then your air hose. Its like having 4" of rigid fixed conglomeration off the end of the gun.
Ive searched high and low for a 1/4" female swivel to barb end that we can crimp on to the end of the hose for fluid lines and for a cleaner solution for the air side.
I run OSHA couplers at the gun so as so as you are going to set the gun in the hook you pull the coupler as normal and it uncouples, discharges the pressure off the gun trigger seal, but the coupler stays connected to the gun. If you have to disconnection completely slide the sleeve forward. But Id still like to get a proper ball/swivel connection for fluid and air rather than just putting a bunch of teflon tape on the straight thread male and spinning on a FIPxindustrial coupler nipple.
Thanks for any input.
I adjust at the wall for PSI with one of these
binks and hosco make a number of hose fittings and i believe the mfg hose barbs that will work for the application you are looking for , i have checked out their catalog's in a long time, but i would be the first place i would check out
All my connections are 3/8" couplers like in the picture. They connect to the std 1/4"