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Old 05-16-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default How much does the length on the air hose impact compressor performance?

Going to buy a flexzilla hose to run a 1/2 impact wrench. I have a 120 volt compressor.

Wondering how much the length of the hose degrades the air delivery. I would like a 100' length, but don't want the hose to take up so much energy that the impact wrench won't function. They also sell 25' and 50' lengths.

Any thoughts?
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Length has less to do with it than the air tool and the compressor.

A 120psi compressor will run most tools well. However there are a good amount of cheap tools out there. The cheaper the tool, often the less efficient it is. Meaning it uses more air and air pressure. A 150psi compressor will work much better on the same length of hose.

I 've run 50' or 100' standard hose (3/8" I think) w/o an issue. If you go up in size to the 1/2" then your volume possibility is greater.

Overall though, look at your compressor and tools more than your hose.

And ps..you'll love that hose.
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I did notice a drop in performance when going from a 3/8 hose to a 1/4 coiled hose.
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It will depend more on the size of the compressor tank. 100 ft isn't going to be noticeable.
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