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    Default Compressor Questions - High Pressure Steel Tubing 1/4"

    This post is for any compressor owners that have ran any high pressure stainless steel tubing from their compressor to say a cascade block or a pressure switch, then into a cascade block.

    My questions are:
    what was the tubing manufactor?
    were you able to source the fittings to connect to your compressor?
    what is the pressure rating?
    were you able to use a standard pipe bender to bend it? or did you use 45/90 to change the direction?

    I did locate this company that offers high pressure tubing, its way overkill (150K PSI) but it would work as long as I can source the fittings.


  2. #2
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    Oct 2004
    Right on the Ragged Edge


    Look over the swagelok or Parker websites. Both have fittings and tubing. You can bend small tubing with a bender.

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    Oct 2004
    Bloomington, Minnesota


    I have ordered from these people before https://www.augustindustries.com/


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    Jun 2011
    St Petersburg, FL


    I chose to just go with custom HP hoses that I got from Aplus Marine. SS is pretty and convenient, but it can take some trial and error to make your bends and setup pretty, and it can get very expensive. Not only do you need the tubing, but you need the bending set, all the bits and pieces like ferules and whatnot. It can get overwhelming and expensive.

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    You can check our website www.nuvair.com

    We have all of the fittings you would need and tubing.

    Yes, it is nice to be able to bend the tubing into a proper shape. And, yes it takes the right tools, a bit of skill, and practice to make it look good. And always, bent elbows are best. But, it is possible to just cut straight sections and piece them together with fittings.


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