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Have any of you guys thoght about using 1/4" or 3/8" PEX tubing as a Aitline? It's lighter and won't mar up wall when dragging it through a house???

Just wondering / Thinking..........
 

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It's too stiff. How are you going to walk around or work backwards? You'll have to push the hose back when you re-trace and it will be unorthodox. I think you'll regret it.
probably would work for running along your shop wall if the fittings will stand the pressure though. But you also might have a hard time trying to go to the right size male and female adapters etc isn't that stuff a little different that NPT/air hose fittings etc?
 

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Agreed, I battle pex quite often, not interested in doing it anymore than I have to...lol

I use that Bostich Prohoze. I really like it. Out of the package its so [email protected] squirrely that I almost threw it out, but it eventually relaxed...and I did as well.
 

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Well I got a scrap pc of 1/4" stuff about 25' long from a Contractor Friend. the plain old Swagelok / Compression fitting work just fine with it if you put in a brass sleeve on the inside of the tube. (HD has all the fittings you'd need. It is a bit inflexible. I'm thinkin of putting some on the end of my hose real closest to the compressor so it'd be more a a straight run if I'm working on the Vehicles in the driveway. It seem fine till you need to backtrack and I don't see an Issue with it for "Shop Runs" as long as it's fastend to the wall.

Edit............... it was Poly tubing for LP water lines..............
 

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i have used Senco 1/4" hose for the last fifteen years, both when i was trimming houses and at home. i have never had a problem with flexibility or blowouts. i still have a 25' length that was bought new in the early 90's
 

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Wow. Interesting comments. I only use rubber hose. My big compressor has 150' of it and the little one has 50'. I guess I'm a throwback. I can't stand the plastic hoses at all. I might have some laying around I could send you. ;)
 
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