Why, oh why do we need more than one type of air fittings??
I can understand sizes. I get it! I know why you'd want 1/2" or 3/8" or 1/4" hose and connectors, I do!
But WHY in the friggin' world do we need 2 types of 1/4 connectors/disconnects? STUPID!
Oh, in case anyone wants to know, I installed my 25' hose reel up to my garage ceiling and plumbed it over and down to the compressor. Now, I have TWO types of 1/4" fittings and so only one works for ANYTHING else that I have.
I feel your pain Larry!
A while back when I worked at the NAPA store, we had a whole rack of air fittings.
Type A, Type B, Type C... On and on. I can understand there being larger ones for industrial pneumatic applications but for a shop or garage, come on. There were like five different types and they all looked similar.
You aught to post up some pics of the hose reel. I've been wanting to get one.
Reel from Harbor freight. During their sidewalk sale...I think about 77 bucks (sale price)...25 feet of 3/8" hose.
I bought a 25' goodyear 3/8" hose to run over to my compressor and the fittings. Only real issue besides the fittings (below) is changing from the 1/4 threads on the compressor/new hose to the 3/8" on the reel.
Here's a couple pix:
Good set up for my garage:
The connectors are both 1/4". One type (on the left with the 3 ball bearings) is NOT what I have for any tool/connector I own.
The right one, well, that's the sweet spot that I don't have enough of (and yet, have 2 to many of the other type). Grrr...