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I've got a 33 gallon, 150 psi max, 1.6 hp, 5.1 [email protected] and 6.3 [email protected] I was wanting to buy a 50ft hose to avoid using an extension cord. Should I buy a 1/4 or 3/8 hose? I'll be using the compressor for mechanic work. I'll be running a impact wrench and air ratchet most of the compressors life (at home mechanic), with the occasional home projects (nail gun, hopper, etc.)

I'm geared more towards the 1/4, because I would think the pressure would drop a bit by the time it got to the tool, after running through 50ft of 3/8 hose. It's just my theory.
 

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1/4 will be fine, thats all i have ever run with both my compressors

get a retractable hose reel if you can, thats the best part i have ever got for my air system
 

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you know, IDK what i was thinking, 1/4 hose is the size of DOT line i use to run on extras with on board air


all my shop is 3/8 sorry for the bad advice :mad:
 
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