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Offline wptski

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Paint supply hose fittings
« on: November 05, 2016, 02:24 PM »
That's a  3/8 Male NPSM x 3/8" Male NPT but I also have one with a 1/4" NPT to which you'd attach a paint supply hose with a 3/8" fitting. I have three hoses, two 1/4" and one 3/8".  Only the 3/8" will tighten up before the nut on the hose fitting hits the hex in the center and therefore leak.  Since this a mod I'm doing for a pressure pot setup, the fitting is attached to another which is removable so I can machine the hex back or right off but of course to remove it later requires being drill it out!

Isn't anything standard anymore?

Bill
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Paint supply hose fittings
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 11:31 PM »

Offline Emer Construction

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Re: Paint supply hose fittings
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 02:34 PM »
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Offline wptski

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Re: Paint supply hose fittings
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 03:15 PM »
anything here that will work? 
https://www.kmcoating.com/couplings-adaptors.html
No because most all are steel fittings, one needs either brass, plated brass or even better in stainless.  I found some in 1/4" NPSM(F) in my garage that have to be forty years old with short threads as well.  I think they are all made for plastic/copper tubing use with ferrule sleeve which isn't used in the painting industry.

The one hose that did work had maybe 1/32" of clearance before contacting the hex.  Funny the other two, one was slightly loose and the other was really loose!

I took the fitting that it's in, chucked it up in my lathe, removed the hex portion and it tightened up with no leak.
Bill
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