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Workshop Development #97: Dual air compressor plumbing done, and lesson learned.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 116 days ago 529 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have the plumbing for the dual compressor rig completed. All done with 3/8” rubber hose, and where the hoses come together, I upsize from the 1/4” fittings to 3/8” copper to give it all room to breathe a bit better.

I used 1/4” pnuematic inline check valves to prevent bleedback between the comrpessors. A step a lot of folks don’t do, but they are ganging similair compressors together, mine are rather dissimilar and thus need to be isolated so the big one doesn’t overrun the little one and merely use it as a storage tank.

I also found out, when I took the bushings off the regulator where the errant teflon tape that jammed up my impact wrench came from, and I hate to admit it, but I did this to myself. Be careful when making your wraps of pipe sealant tape! You don’t want to jam your tools up! I must admit though, I am a bit disappointed it got past the inlet screen on the gun, but, well pressure, and that teflon is slippery stuff, I guess no shock there…

Anyway, the writeup in more detail is on my Blogger site…

http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2014/04/running-2-different-size-air.html

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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