Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by NP317 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:56 am

Those fittings are rated for 120 psi, according to the specs listed on the website.
If the output from the tender water hand pump passes through those fittings, pumping pressure has to exceed boiler pressure.
And if you use the tender hand pump for hydrostatic pressure testing, that 120 psi limit will be exceeded.
For that reason, I use the Hansen miniature quick-disconnect bronze fittings.
Attached is a crappy picture showing one of the fittings on my Ten Wheeler.
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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by 10KPete » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:09 am

Chris, those paint ball connectors look pretty good if they are as small as I think they are. I judging by the 1/8 pipe size. I have other places around here I could use them also.


Fred, I've used those CPC disconnects for years on many projects. They are really great!!

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by cbrew » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:10 am

Donhost4449 wrote:
cbrew wrote:
Fred_V wrote:I found my answer about water disconnects. Here are some with 1/4" and 3/8" hose barbs; really cheap.
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a ... &catid=743
I use these for my water and propane connections.
going on 6 plus years with flawless service
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/3115046662 ... noapp=true

Chris-

Would you share a picture of how you have them set up between your tender and locomotive? I am also interested to know what type of hose you use.

Thanks,
Chris
Morning Chris, here you go, this is from the only picture i had on hand,
you can see them behind the clippard disconnects, I have four in service. two water, one propane and one for the steam supply to the tender booster truck.
I personally was not expecting the one to survive in steam service, but so far so good 8)
following the link i posted, these fitting are designed for external CO2 tanks in the paint ball world, and look to carry a working psi rating of 4500psi.
well beyond our needs. :lol:
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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by John.can » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:49 pm

There is a person in Oregon named John kelps that actually makes function gland hands. If you want I can send a private message with his information to contact him. I have a pair and they are fully operational

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by 10KPete » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:53 pm

John.can wrote:There is a person in Oregon named John kelps that actually makes function gland hands. If you want I can send a private message with his information to contact him. I have a pair and they are fully operational
Many thanks, but I have his web site and will be contacting him this week about a pair!

Wait, before I say that, (but I did!) is this the guy??

http://www.chehalemmachineworks.com/Default.aspx

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by cbrew » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:58 pm

10KPete wrote:
John.can wrote:There is a person in Oregon named John kelps that actually makes function gland hands. If you want I can send a private message with his information to contact him. I have a pair and they are fully operational
Many thanks, but I have his web site and will be contacting him this week about a pair!

its John Kelso,, the same info i sent ya Pete. :wink:
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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by 10KPete » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:01 pm

Wow, everyone is getting in some message time before dinner!

Thanks fellas!

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by TEAMTSM » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:15 pm

this is a correct functional glad hand uses and off the shelf o-ring and its attaches to 1/4 hose and will pop apart like the real ones these are being used a lot on the west coast. If you would like something like this you can call me.
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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by 10KPete » Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:31 pm

Steve, those are beautiful! Please let me know how much and how to. PM is best, I frequently can't get a phone signal.

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Re: Quick-Disconnect fittings for air brakes (Part # needed)

Post by cbrew » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:50 am

Steve, what scale are those gladhands? And price?
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