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High Pressure Quick Connect Fittings

  1. Feb 11, 2008 #1
    Has anyone out there had any successes or failures on high pressure (up to 400 psi) quick connect connectors?

    I've done the basics McMasterGoogleGlobalSpec search, and have come up with a few different kinds. There is a large variance in price, so I wanted to see what anyone has had experience with.

    Requirements:
    Male to Female connection
    Corrosion resistance (part will go between water and air possibly once every 10 minutes. Submerged for no more than 2 minutes at a time.
    Standard NPT threads are a plus (1/2" or 3/4")


    Also, the hose to go with these, any suggestions would be helpful. I found a rubber hose with a wiremesh structure that is intended for high pressure air and/or water application, so will probably go with that.

    Thanks all......
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2008 #2
    I dug deeper into McMaster and found what I was looking for.....
     
  4. Feb 11, 2008 #3

    FredGarvin

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    The ones you can get from McMaster are made by Snap-Tite. We use them all the time. They are very good fittings. Parker and Aeroquip also make similar products as well.

    Here is Snap-Tite's web site:
    http://www.snap-tite.com/
     
  5. Feb 11, 2008 #4
    Cool, that works. I might be able to find something a little more specific on their sight as well.

    I was looking through some threads and came across one where you were posting about your chicken launcher. That sounds sweet. We had made some spud guns where I was before...those things are awesome. We ended up having an actual need for them for launching 2x4's at some structural material...

    I am guessing that you were launching them into the intake of an engine?

    Thanks again for the link.....
     
  6. Feb 11, 2008 #5

    Danger

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    Naw, that would be a total waste. It's a barbecue reloading device.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2008 #6
    Ha ha ha....

    That's hilarious. Since we are cooking things, lets launch a potatoe into a mounted french fry cutter, then have it land in a deep frier.... it slices, it dices, it throws scalding hot cooking oil all over the place.......
     
  8. Feb 11, 2008 #7

    FredGarvin

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    Yup. Birds at engines. Life don't get any better than that.

    No prob on the link.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2008 #8

    Danger

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    I feel a Rube Goldberg device coming on... :devil:
     
  10. Feb 13, 2008 #9
    Since we are cooking engineers, we can somehow incorporate a greasecar.......
     
  11. Feb 13, 2008 #10
    Swagelok makes excellent high pressure fittings
     
  12. Feb 13, 2008 #11

    NoTime

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    :rofl: I think you just reinvented biodiesel.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2008 #12
    yeah, that's kind of what I had in-mind.

    it would be a heck of a show at the annual punkin chunkin competition in Delaware....
     
  14. Feb 14, 2008 #13

    Danger

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    If you're in attendance at that, we expect pictures.
     
  15. Feb 14, 2008 #14
    Yeah, I plan on going this year. Not to compete or demonstrate, but just to observe. I am kind of fortunate, living only about an hour driving distance (or less) from the site.

    Will definitly post pictures......
     
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