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Old 10-24-2012, 10:27 AM
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Sounds like I'll have to give Quincy a call and see if there is a way for me to hook up a 3/4 outlet.

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it really makes no sense to run a larger line then the fitting on the compressor is. if u look for more storage of air then a lg line is ok.. IF u want flow... then make sure the fitting from the compressor is the largest it will take. the smallest part of that line is an "orfice" and u can not flow more air then that part will allow. and thats the ID of any part on that line.
my outlet at tank is 1"
and I'm running 1" all the way to the outlets for the hose..
the dryer is only on one outlet, for painting..
water seperating filters at the other 3 ..
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Sounds like I'll have to give Quincy a call and see if there is a way for me to hook up a 3/4 outlet.
I would be very surprised if a compressor with that capacity had only a 1/2" outlet. The pic appears to have a reducer bushing in a much larger bung. Looks like a nice compressor. I have the IR match to it. It runs most of the time to keep up with my blast cabinet and runs full time with my pressure pot.

The copper will transfer heat faster than pipe. I have 50' of black iron threaded across my ceiling for cooling with 3 drops to drain off water. I had read the galvanized coating was thin inside the pipe and people had problems with it flaking off and clogging fittings so I used the black. It's been in there 8 years and no rust issues...

If the drain valve is still under the tank, buy a street elbow and run it out to daylight. MUCH easier to turn the handle out where you can get at it.
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I would be very surprised if a compressor with that capacity had only a 1/2" outlet. The pic appears to have a reducer bushing in a much larger bung. Looks like a nice compressor. I have the IR match to it. It runs most of the time to keep up with my blast cabinet and runs full time with my pressure pot.

The copper will transfer heat faster than pipe. I have 50' of black iron threaded across my ceiling for cooling with 3 drops to drain off water. I had read the galvanized coating was thin inside the pipe and people had problems with it flaking off and clogging fittings so I used the black. It's been in there 8 years and no rust issues...

If the drain valve is still under the tank, buy a street elbow and run it out to daylight. MUCH easier to turn the handle out where you can get at it.

I'll have to run out to the garage tonight and check out the outlet, Iím hoping youíre right about the reducer, I've heard the same thing about galvanized. The drain valve sticks out just enough for it to not be a problem; Iíve heard of other people having issues with it so Iím wondering if it was something that were corrected through the years. Thanks for the input
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If you are going to use iron pipe, be sure to use galvanized pipe. At a former employer, they installed a new air system, all of it in black iron pipe. Inside of about 6 months, the inside of the pipe was already rusting and generating lots of rust that clogged the insides of air tools, etc.
Galvanized pipe has issues also. The galvanize will start to flake off, check out this article by Exair, very informative: Compressed Air Piping
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Galvanized pipe has issues also. The galvanize will start to flake off, check out this article by Exair, very informative: Compressed Air Piping
Made me laugh when I read "vic" connections are easy. Well while it is true, I do not think many will have a grooving machine to groove the pipe before the easy installation of the actual "vic" coupling.

I have ran miles of grooved pipe, 2" to 12", copper,black iron, galv,stainless, and plastic. It is fast and easy once you have thousands of dollars of equipment purchased, lol.
Personally I like type L copper for air lines, fast simple, one time install, and easy to modify when you need another connection at a later date.
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