Originally Posted by 03dunner
We're supposed to leave tomorrow but I just had an unfortunate incident with the air supply to our driver's chair that resulted in it snapping in half. By any chance, do you guys know of a quick fix for such a snap?
Do you think heavy application of duct tape might do the trick? Or is there is a fixture or fitting that might work to remedy this?
Tape won't work. That line will be running at full air tank pressure in the neighborhood of 120 psi. It's very likely to be a standard tubing size, however, so you can get a coupler/union (or a cap) from nearly any plumbing supply or home center. The Watts Quick-Connect
white plastic push-on type will probably be fine (I've found one or two of those in my bus), and the conventional brass compression
type also would work. If you go with the brass compression coupler, and because the air line is plastic, I recommend buying the white plastic Delrin compression sleeves
instead of using the brass type included with the fitting, but the brass will do too. If you get these, you'll notice they're asymmetrical. The long tapered side goes toward the fitting and the short, almost perpendicular-cut side goes toward the nut. With the brass type, be extra careful not to get it cocked on an angle because it won't seal and it'll also cut into the tube. The brass insert inside the tube is also vital regardless of the type of sleeve used.
The chair line is likely to be 1/4" OD tube -- same stuff as evaporative coolers, ice makers, etc. Any place that sells plumbing for that kind of thing should have what you need.