Air compressor hoses?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by nt1, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    What type of air hoses is everyone using?

    Does anyone use recoil hoses and do you like them?
    What hose material do you think kinks the least?

    I have been using the hose that came with my porter cable compressor for a long time but it kinks and is very unflexable.

    Right now I am leaning towards a pliable rubber hose or a recoil hose.
  2. Lumberjack

    Lumberjack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Good recoil hoses work well but the cheap ones tend to snap after a few months.

    you might try a hose reel or split the hose and put a swivel in the help with the kinks.

    Larger hoses tend to have less flex to them so I usually use 3/4 for long runs and a short 6 to 8 foot section of 1/2 or 3/8 at the tool end to make things a lot easier. The smaller hose carries a lower volume and may cause a pressure drop in use.

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