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Pressure regulator with gauge and filter
denizp
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 - 06:05 PM UTC
I am having a hard time finding a pressure regulator and gauge with a moisture/particulate filter that can fit an older Badger compressor with a 1/4" (I assume NPT, because Badger is an American brand) male output (ps: in United States).
I also need a 1/4" male out from the regulator, as all my air hoses are 1/4" female and I do not want to buy new hoses. I also don't want to use converter/adapters to minimize leaks (i.e. this one is a 1/8" out: https://spraygunner.com/in-line-low-pressure-air-regulator-with-gauge-and-moisture-trap-filter-by-no-name-brand/.
Is 1/4" in and out not a common combination? Do I need to use adapters or change hoses?
Thanks in advance
ejhammer
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 12:51 AM UTC
Try here -

https://www.midwestairbrush.com/accesories.html

EJ
18Bravo
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 02:00 AM UTC
For regulator gauge (and filter if the fittings are the right size) I use Harbor Freight, along with their perpetual 20% off coupon. Oh, and I always grab the free gift - magnetic tray, brick of batteries...

Different fittings are available in this set:



If it doesn't have what you need, (as in my case when I built my pressure casting pot) Ace Hardware of similar places have all the fitting combinations you need.

They even give you the Teflon tape, which is critical.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 04:18 AM UTC
Quick connect couplers are really useful!
I put them on all airbrush hoses.
Makes it so much easier to remove the airbrush from the compressor when I need to move stuff around
or simply for swapping between airbrushes.
18Bravo
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 09:41 AM UTC
The reason you see mine still in the package is because I have two other sets I took the couplers from. Lots of uses for my compressors - pressure casting, air tools, blast of cool air in 100 degree garage...

There a lot of tools I would NOT buy at Harbor Freight, but these fittings are a hell of a deal.
ctkwok
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 03:54 PM UTC
Paasche regulator+filter+trap R-75 has 1/4" fittings, I got mine off evilbay.
Scarred
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 05:22 PM UTC
I ran an adapter for years on an older airbrush but it never leaked. Currently running a G-Mac quick connect between my airbrush and hose and it has never leaked.

I'm running one of these between my airbrush hose and hose from my big automotive compressor.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00171BFKK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
denizp
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2020 - 08:34 PM UTC
Thanks all, good to know the R-75 has the 1/4" connections already.
I only checked Home Depot/Lowe's, didn't think about Harbor Freight.