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Old 07-12-2015, 03:31 PM   #31
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But notice how small and restrictive the hole in this adaper is. This would really limit the air volume.
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:30 PM   #32
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We blow out the water system with compressed air and then pump RV
antifreeze through the system . Never had any issues with any of the plumbing
or with taste or odor .With -50 deg RV antifeeze costing less than $2 /gal. it is a lot cheaper than fixing a cracked line / fitting. IMHO
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:56 PM   #33
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But notice how small and restrictive the hole in this adaper is. This would really limit the air volume.
I must be missing something. It's the same air hose connection on the end without the shut off valve.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #34
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It is nice to get it all in one component, even without a valve.

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But notice how small and restrictive the hole in this adaper is. This would really limit the air volume.
I agree... but I wonder if it could be drilled out? I can't think of any reason for the hole to be that small - there are no internal components, and is presumably turned from one piece of brass.

Judging from one view on the Amazon page, the hole is only that small at the very tip, so it would be easy to drill. It's like an orifice plate rather than an extensive restriction, so I wonder if it is intended to limit flow and pressure for someone using it without adjusting the regulator down to an appropriate level? Perhaps that's the feature which they claim is patented, since there's nothing patentable about a 3/4”-11 NH hose thread to male quick-connect adapter.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:27 PM   #35
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I must be missing something. It's the same air hose connection on the end without the shut off valve.
The top has a small 1/8" or 3/16" holes whereas the same airline coupler has a 1/4" opening. Here are pictures to show the difference






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I agree... but I wonder if it could be drilled out? I can't think of any reason for the hole to be that small - there are no internal components, and is presumably turned from one piece of brass.
I agree Brian, if the hole was drilled out this should work much better. The idea of the valve is so you can easily shut off airflow while cycling through the taps which allows the compressor to recharge the air, just saves plugging in and unplugging the air line
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I see that in the picture now. I just went out and looked at mine and it has the same small hole. There must be some reason they make it that way because it was more work to put the small hole at the end then it would have been to contuine it full size all the way through. I have been using it for years and never noticed the small hole before or noticed any loss of pressure when blowing out the lines. Maybe it's for old men like me so I don't put too much volume of air in the lines.
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:07 PM   #37
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I suggest incorporating an elbow in place of one of the straight elements, so it hangs down instead of standing out - the most obvious would be a 1/4″ MPT elbow instead of the nipple. An alternative is to use the straight adapter with a 90-degree garden hose elbow, but that's more parts.
Maybe start with something like this? <$6 at Camping World, etc....
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Maybe start with something like this? <$6 at Camping World, etc....
Yep, that's the 90-degree garden hose elbow which I mentioned. Thanks for the illustration.
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Here is what I use when using air http://www.amazon.com/Winterize-Moto...+blow-out+hose
I then use my e-z winterizing hose for the antifreeze. I carry a bottle with me in the winter so I can use the toilet.
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