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#1 posted 1506 days ago

The acronym BORG means Big Orange Retail Giant… A.K.A. Home Depot. However the term has been applied to Lowes, and other faceless collectives known as Big Box stores…

I agree with the black iron pipe comments. I often see 3/4” and / or 1/2” black pipe being run in a shop depending on the shops needs, and of course, the size of the compressor…

For DC ducting, the most cost effective is S&D PVC pipe and fittings.

In both areas, run your lines as straight as physically possible, avoiding any sort of bends as much as possible. Use the least amount of flex hose as you can get away with. Flex hose has ribs which create resistance, and thus radically reduce performance. Essentially flex hose is a necessary evil…

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