Workshop Development #107: Dealing with the continued pressure...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 06-08-2014 04:25 PM 1610 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another update. Pressure is holding fast. My brain is probably going OCD on this whole thing as I am wondering if I should upgrade the connection between the filtration rig and the hose reel with something like Rapidair, copper, or even black iron.

I have my updated post, and even set up a poll on my blogger page if you are interested…

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 05:09 PM

You could use a flexible or bendable copper off the compressor to the rigid mounts. You would need to bend a loop in it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 07:55 PM

I use this stuff on any type of connection that doesn’t have integral O-rings. It’s fantastic. NO LEAKS! It’s rated for up to 3000 PSI on gasses (air). easily handles a shop compressed air system.

You can get it on amazon, and probably at any hardware store locally.

Store it upside down.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 09:42 PM

The Ace Hardware stuff is labeled by Oatey.. Never knew to store it upside down.

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#4 posted 06-14-2014 08:23 PM

If you store it upside down, the oily part that separates out, ends up separating at the bottom of the can which makes it easier to mix back in once you turn the can right-side up and open it.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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