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Blog entry by dbhost posted 50 days ago 530 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t have a bunch of shop time this weekend, but I managed to whip up a retainer of sorts for my respirators that I mounted to the door. Even though it was plainly obvious to me, it was not to other members of the household…

I also managed to hunt down the one nagging leak left in the compressed air system (at least with only the 29 gallon job connected). It turns out perfectly good LOOKING threads don’t always want to seal no matter what you try…

I am now working on hunting down any potential leaks on the 8 gallon compressor side.

I must admit though, even if 1/2 of the Harbor Freight fittings are no good, I am still money well ahead of the Husky fittings from Home Depot… (Or God help my budget actual Milton fittings from Amazon or Ace Hardware…).

My blogger entry with pics and a more detailed writeup are up if you are interested…

http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2014/06/when-safe-is-not-so-safe-and-keeping-up.html

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 50 days ago

FWIW, I’ve had bad luck with milton fittings.
Most of the ones I got leak. I use legacy’s aluminum fittings and no leaks.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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dbhost

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#2 posted 50 days ago

Never heard of Legacy…

I can almost bet my problems are due to limited supply availability for quick connect compressed air fittings. I have access to and knowledge of Milton, Central Pnuematic, and Husky… Other MFGs I am sure exist but not having any working familiarity with them doesn’t help matters much…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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