Component Parts, Continued
Connecting the air source to an airbrush is a flexible air hose.
Air hoses are
available in different lengths. Some air hoses are permanently curled to
eliminate the hazards of someone crimping or stepping on hoses.
hose for a pressure-fed air painting system allows pigment to be removed
from two color bottles simultaneously. The ends of air hoses are capped with
brass screw fittings that attach to the air inlet of the airbrush and the air
outlet of the air compressor. Inspect the condition of air hoses for cracks and
wear. Replace worn or weak air hoses before they burst under pressure
Figure 6-9 shows common end cap fittings for standard air hoses.
Figure 6-9.Common fittings.
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