Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.

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johngraser
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Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.

Post by johngraser » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:18 pm

I'm trying to find 1/8" barbed tee out of metal or plastic for air brake lines.
Any recommendation of where to get them?

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Re: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed metal or plastic for air line?.

Post by FLSTEAM » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:56 pm

1/4" Instrument air tubing is just over 1/8" I.D. I have tee's for this tubing which measures 3/16" O.D. plus the barbs.

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Re: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.

Post by ccvstmr » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:06 pm

John...check out Clippard.com. See if you can find a local distributor. I'd stay away from plastic fittings. Seen those get mangled under cars (particular if mounted on trucks). Was really difficult to find an air leak when one of those plastic tees got cut.

Would caution you...not all 1/4" od x 1/8" id tubings are the same. Minor deviations in tubing barbs...and the slide on connection won't seal well... or worse, can't get the tubing on the barb.

Another helpful hint...use a small dab of Teflon or silicone grease smeared around the tubing barb before pushing the tubing in place. Polyurethane tubing can be a challenge to slide on a dry barb. Carl B.
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Re: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.

Post by johngraser » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:21 pm

Thanks, I was able to find a local distributor.

John

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Re: Where can I find 1/8 tee barbed for air brake line?.

Post by mspetersen » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:10 pm

Have you considered truck air brake line fittings? They come in Tees, 90s, 45s, straights and many variations. Available in DOT style with a tube support or without (non-DOT) Both come in push-Lock type and compression style.
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