As you may know if you are following along, I have been putting up a compressed air plumbing system based on rubber air hoses, 2 compressors, a regulator / filter and an overhead air hose reel…
I came across a popped open drain valve on the filter yesterday afternoon (good thing I turned the compressors off!).
Come to find out, the pressure rating of my Central Pnuematic 3/8” inline air filter / water separator / regulator with the 160 PSI gauge, that goes into the warning range at 150 PSI, is actually rated to only 100 PSI!
Ugh… And I thought I read the specs and the manual online before I paid for the dumb thing…
So for now, I throttle back the regulators at the compressors so that we are just a shave under 100 PSI. No biggie really. All of my air tools require 90 PSI or below.
As is typical, my in depth writeup is on my blog page at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2014/04/very-little-shop-time-and-problem-found.html
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