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It is difficult to get Imperial sized air pipe over here in England (which is ridiculous because we are not totally metric over here, despite what you might think). 216RIDER used 5/32" air pipe for his gauge lines with 1/8" fittings/adapters for the increased pipe size.

Would I be able to use 1/8" air pipe for my gauges and not use the adapters, or doesn't 1/8" air pipe exist. If it does exist, would the pipe be large enough to be effective.

I like the idea of tapping an adapter into the T-pieces right up by the air tank.

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1/8" NPT is no where near 1/8" Impearal...

1/8" NPT ( National pipe thread (usa). )
is nearer 1/4" impearal. ( 6mm )
 

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:0 :uh: Oh!

I presume that all the sizes we talk about are American sizes. Forget the imperial bit, I presumed that American sizes were imperial!

Right, can I use American 1/8" line for my gauges instead of 5/32"?


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The lines used in USA ( Example 1/8") will be true 1/8" outside ( 2.5mm)

Becarful trying to size NPT ( USA ) against BSP ( UK ) they are different..........Alot......

( 1/8" NPT about the size of 1/4" BSP )

BSP = "British standard pipe"
 

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Thanks jjj.

Failing the 1/8" idea, I wonder if I could tap a 1/4" fitting into a 1/2" T-piece to run 1/4" lines to my gauges?

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If you are going to tap your own thread. you can use whatever fittings u like..
still may have problem at gauge end , if using USA gauge.
 

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I intend to stick to USA fittings, lines and gauges all the way through ;) .

The only question remaining is if a 1/2" T-piece is large enough physically to tap a 1/4" fitting into it.

My set up (inspired by 216RIDER's set up) would be: 1/4" fittings tapped into the main T-piece after the inflation solenoid, 1/4" lines to the gauges, then 1/4" fittings on the backs of the gauges :cheesy:.
 

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should be i haven't tried..
thats neat way to install line to gauges...
4 less t-pieces in the system ( fbss ).....

Top marks to 216..
 

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I'll investigate and let you know if I manage to find out.
 
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