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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:54 pm

Was looking for some quick disconnects for solution lines.
SS @ Jondon ....female..$50+ea . male....$20+ea
Holy cow.
On eBay can get a SS set for little over $30 + ship
Brass ones were about the same as usual. At JD.

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Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:11 pm

SS sets were always expensive, but you really only need the SS males in my view. I think any more you might be better off shopping for things like those in other industries to find better pricing.
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Post by Freemind1 on Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:45 am

Pressuretek or Envirospec.

Both carry male and female SS quick connects for pressure lines. Both are under 10 bucks for females and males.

You'd probably find new solution line there cheaper too.

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Post by Freemind1 on Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:52 pm


There is also another site called power wash mall, that sells CC stuff.

You can get vac hose and cuffs, etc.
www.pwmall.com

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Post by ACE Services on Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:12 am

How many sets are you looking to get. I can check my source. I think that the last brass sets I sold I got 16 or 17 dollars for the set. Not sure if they have the SS, but I can check. Not much call for them here so I don't have them of asked for them
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Post by ACE Services on Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:25 am

Foster SS 1/4 q connect sets 33.00.
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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:41 pm

The pmwmall.com has much better prices
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Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:16 pm

Brands are important with QC's in my view. The cheap ones are rarely the best choice as they fail far sooner.
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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:03 pm

@milspec6 wrote:Brands are important with QC's in my view.  The cheap ones are rarely the best choice as they fail far sooner.

Yup.
one qd i read the discription.
color-silver
material-brass
thats the kind of crapy suppliers stuff ya gotta avoid.

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Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:50 pm

Yes it sure is. I bought a dozen sets a few years ago on sale that were garbage and only lasted 4 months before they failed. I have some premium sets going on 3 years now without trouble.
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Post by Freemind1 on Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:29 pm

Hansen are what is preferred in the PW communities.

Solid stainless is solid stainless. But you are right, you definitely need to read the description.

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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:06 pm

I have a SS female on sol. line on my TM; going on 3+ years. Yet, the one i hook up to the wand; they last about a year.
AND its time to change it. last few jobs it was really hard to get on the wand.
would new Orings and a dab of lube help?

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Post by Freemind1 on Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:43 pm

If it's a male plug giving you problems, they get dents in the shoulder from the bearings in the female coupler. If you smooth those dents out, they will last a while longer.

Don't let a male plug get too bad with the dents. They are known to get bad enough, you can't get the male and female quick connects apart.

I wouldn't change the o-ring unless it might be leaking. But I'll have spares on hand for myself in case I need them.

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Post by milspec6 on Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:37 pm

@Matt; My carpet cleaner wrote:I have a SS female on sol. line on my TM; going on 3+ years. Yet, the one i hook up to the wand; they last about a year.
AND its time to change it. last few jobs it was really hard to get on the wand.
would new Orings and a dab of lube help?  

Once they get difficult to attach, they often just need a good shot of WD-40 or similar product. At the end of each job I always set my tools upright and spray each QC with a generous hit of WD-40 and cycle them a little. If they fight you when you try to push them on, it is because there is fluid pressure behind it from a leaking poppet. Spray them down often.

I think it also matters a little on the orientation of the qc's. Do you run a female on the tools or a male? I think mounting the males on the tools with females at the end of the solution hose, you get longer life as the males never hit the ground hot or get dragged around. I have no proof to back it up, but it has been the way I run since I was told that back in the mid-'80's.
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