You what? You ever heard of a off/off switch? or unplugging the unit at night.
OOPS. I just noticed you are a Duuuky.
My compressor is electric, oil-less, 20 gal. Regular disconnect fittings to the hose going to the reel on the wall, and the same at the tool. The reel leaks internally slightly and the connect at the compressor will leak some if there is any sideways strain on the hose. The leaks are sufficient to make the compressor run for about 60 seconds or so every 24 hours. I have impact tools and a die grinder that I use every 2 years or so, but the main use is blowing dust off sanded wood. The quick disconnects ARE a 2 handed affair, but even with my arthritic hands and fingers I get the job done. The shop is in the 2 car garage, everything on wheels, with 2 electric outlets installed in the ceiling and power strips around each table. When it comes time to shut down and bring the car in
I simply pull the plugs from the ceiling and push the tables over to the side. All power is shut off at night, except the compressor, in the side room. OMG, there's oxy/acet bottles in there too.
I turned 21 years old in prison, and have attended the University of Hardknox every since, where I gained a PhD in BS. I've engineered the construction of nuclear power plants, hospitals, oil refineries, and so on. (Also have been the "Safety Man" on a few of the sites.) I am now 70 years old, completely retired to my wood shop. I am at home 24/7, save for a occasional trip to the likker/beer store.
I'm not sure of TooPicky's situation with air tools, but he must use them a lot, hence the need/desire for easier/better connections. But my needs only require a $1.50 fitting as opposed to a $35.00 fitting. I hope TP finds what he wants.
As for me, I know when to turn my compressor off. (BTW George, mine doesn't have an "off/off" (sic) switch.
And like cabinetman, I'm not sure what a Duuuky is, but I bet it has something to do with a little school here in town.
Best regards to all.