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The male couplings are different, designed for the latch on the female coupling.

 

Even if you can plug a plastic latch-designed male end into a metal latch coupling, if the male end has a dry break valve, I don't think it's reliable---the way the latch fits into the groove, it may not fully open the dry break valve.

 

You can buy either fitting type from McMaster-Carr, so it shouldn't be a big deal to make an adapter if needed.

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11 minutes ago, Craig said:

The male couplings are different, designed for the latch on the female coupling.

 

Even if you can plug a plastic latch-designed male end into a metal latch coupling, if the male end has a dry break valve, I don't think it's reliable---the way the latch fits into the groove, it may not fully open the dry break valve.

 

You can buy either fitting type from McMaster-Carr, so it shouldn't be a big deal to make an adapter if needed.

You got the part numbers?

 

My whole crew has Coolshirt.. but my fittings (From mcmaster) look like the FAST kind per the above pictures...  Maybe thats why they have been aggravating at times?

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Plastic latch series is 5923Kxx e.g. 5923K44 for the female side or 5923K74 for the male side.

Metal latch series is 5012Kxx e.g. 5012K83 for the female side or 5012K86 for the male side.

 

You could get them without the shutoff valves for considerably cheaper and possibly less hassle with correct operation.  The no-shutoff versions are on the same catalog page, so they should be easy to find.

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Here's what you need to know: Yes, the coolshirt branded shirt will work with the FAST box. No adapters or changed required.

 

Boxes has female fittings.

Shirts have male fittings.

 

Coolshirt branded products use an all-plastic fitting.

FAST products have a metal tab on them.

 

The plastic males will work with the metal-tabbed female fittings.

Does not work the other way around (FAST shirt will not work with coolshirt box, see report above).

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