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Old 09-24-2011, 05:44 PM
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air hose leak

any one have any trick to get a air hose to stop leaking. its not the hose itself but where the hoses connect to the tank and the other hose

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Is it leaking at the heads or the copper pipe?? If so just go to you local napa and they will have what you need or use some pipe sealer on the threads and let it stand for a few mins.
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I use teflon tape. No leaks.. I know oldred swears against it, but Ih ave yet to see any problems.
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Are you talking about the quick disconnects leaking? If so, you most likely have a miss-match of male and female couplers.

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I got tired of my quick connects leaking eventually and my brother swears by the cheap, "universal" (work on both styles) ones so I got one and so far it's been good...
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ya quick disconnects leaking their are only 2 styles long and short tip i guess i need to try long tip
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I have this problem with my quick connectors all the time. And I am certain the male and female ends are matching sets (I bought ALL my hoses as matching sets). The only potential non-matching ends are the couplers I buy for each of my air tools...and those rarely leak.

So if someone has the full-proof trick for preventing leaks at matching quick connectors...I'd buy you a beer.

JohnnyK81...where exactly do you wrap the teflon tape? Even better, could you post a picture of how you do it.
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has anyone tried to flare the end of the male to see if it gets a better seal
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I have 8 quick disconnects (females of course) around the shop. 7 are the same style as well as the ends on two hose reels and three miscellaneous hoses. Each of these have the retracting balls that serve as the locking mechanism and have to be pulled back to insert the male end. One quick-disconnect that is on the post of my lift has a different style and you do not pull the collar back to plug into it: just push firmly on the male end. The end of the hose I keep on it has the same style disconnect. Neither of these ever leak and will receive two different styles of male ends with no problem. My other hoses leaked on some of my air tools so I looked them over closely since many are as much as 20 years old. The ones that leaked were slightly shorter than the ones that did not. I replaced the shorter ones with the M style male end which was what the females are and viola! no more leaks. I still have to replace the ends on all the paint guns and accessories. Amazing that this thread came up just as I was eliminating my leaks.

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JohnnyK81...where exactly do you wrap the teflon tape? Even better, could you post a picture of how you do it.
It was my mistake. I thought he meant at the NPT AT the quick connects.. I've never had a leak until this week actually.. Never had a problem.. Read this thread, quick connect started leaking.. sigh.. And I only use Princess Auto quick connects.. I believe the one that started leaking was Harbor Freight.. haha...
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