Maxline is a great choice for compressed air applications. It does not hold expensive agency ratings for food, beverage and inert/welding gases. Maxline is manufactured for compressed air only. This keeps the cost lower.
The 1" Maxline may seem a good flexible choice when the 1" size is needed. However, it works best for underground burial, or installations where the piping can be hidden behind perlins in a steel building, or laying on trusses or above false ceilings, with minimal joints.
The 1" Maxline tubing does unroll harder than the smaller sizes and is more difficult to get straight for surface mounted systems. The compression fittings for the Maxline require more force to tighten. For on wall installations, we recommend the Fastpipe, as it is an already straight pipe, and as an easy install fitting system.
For long continuous runs with minimal fittings, Maxline is a good choice. If meticulous, straight, professional appearance is desired, always choose the Fastpipe.
1" Maxline is a great choice for direct burial, in wall or hidden installations. For in wall installation pictures of how to use the ¾" or 1" behind wall outlets see Maxline Installation photos
The 3/4 Fastpipe measures .69" on the inside of the pipe. The 3/4 Maxline measures .80" on the inside of the tubing. When comparing system flow capacities, keep in mind that the inner diameter of the 3/4 Fastpipe is smaller and in most cases a main line of 1" Fastpipe is a better choice.