Listed below are some of the questions we receive on a regular basis:
Q: Can I buy direct?
A: Western manufacturers products and sells them through wholesale and distributors. If you do have an account with us, we can provide you with the products you need. If not, you will need to contact your local distributor in order to purchase products.
Q: Can I get pricing on x item?
A: Western manufacturers products and sells them through wholesale and distributors. If you do not have an account with us, we can only provide you with suggested retail pricing. It is best to contact your local distributor for that information.
Q: What is the “standard” size for a fitting?
A: There is no “standard” size. Western offers fittings and accessories based on the “standards”of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and National Pipe Thread (NPT).
Q: What ferrule do I use for 1/4″ hose?
A: A ferrule is a fitting that goes on the outside of the hose in order to keep the hose barb fitting in place. Based on how and why a ferrule is used, it is necessary to have the outside diameter of the hose in order to determine the correct ferrule to use. Unfortunately, knowing that your hose is 1/4” inside diameter does not allow us to know with certainty what ferrule best fits your application.
Q: Do you have any LH pipe thread fittings?
A: No, they are all RH.
Q: What is the replacement tilt valve for balloon fillers?
A: RPB-5-1V or TV-TP.
Q: Can I get a replacement gauge for my OPA regulator?