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Air Compressor Hose and Crowfoot Fitting FAQ
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There are two main types of air hose fittings.
One is the crowfoot fitting also known as a Chicago coupling. The other is a quick connect or QC. The QC is the most common and is generally used to operate small tools and equipment.
Air hose quick connect fittings normally range in size from ¼ inch to 2 inch.
The type and size of crowfoot chicago fittings vary according to the equipment it is being used on, and the required pressure and volume or air needed.
Note: Volume is measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute) and pressure is measured in PSI (pounds per square inch.
The QC (quick connect) is the most common type of air fitting but there are many variations such as the crowfoot or chicago couplings.
A chicago coupling is a twist lock style fitting and normally used where a large volume of air is required.
There are three major variations of a Chicago coupling.
One end of all three, has the claw or twist lock end. The other ends of the fitting are NPT male, NPT female, and barbed.
The NPT male or female end is screwed on to the equipment, while the fitting with the barbed end is inserted into the hose and clamps are installed to hold the fitting inside the hose. At this point connect the hose fitting to the fitting on the machine by pushing the two ends together and twisting until the claws come in to contact with each other.
To prevent the fittings from coming apart, install a safety pin through the small hole in the claw.
Crows foot or crowfoot are nicknames for a Chicago coupling due to their appearance and grasp.
To connect a coupler to the air hose, you need to insert the barbed end of the crowfoot fitting into the hose and clamp it with hose clamps.
It is recommended that you use two clamps on each fitting to help prevent leaks and the hose from coming loose.
To connect a hose to an air compressor, match the crowfoot on the hose to the one on the compressor and push them together and twist clockwise until the claws contact and lock into each other. Insert a safety pin into the small hole on the side of the claw.
To connect a QC (Quick Connect)/ insert the male end into the female end and pull back on the spring loaded collar on the female fitting. Once the male end bottoms out into the female end relies the spring loaded collar.
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