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Old 09-04-2007, 10:53 AM
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Exactly my point, the moisture is there be it vapor or liquid-it is there in whatever amount remained after it left the separator. You will have exactly the same amount of moisture exiting the gun regardless of whether it comes out of a cold hose or a hot one, the difference will be vapor or liquid. If it comes from a cold hose then a large percentage of the moisture will already be condensed into liquid water on the walls of the hose (this is why the separator needs to be AFTER the cooler since vapor will pass through most separators). Even at the colder temperature as the air expands upon exiting it will cool even more and cause more of the remaining vapor to condense into liquid, this will be in ADDITION to the liquid water being expelled that had already formed on the cold walls of the hose. If however the hose is kept warm, or better yet heated in the sun as you described, then the air will be hotter and the water will remain a vapor until it reaches the gun. All you will have to deal with at this point is whatever vapor condenses as it leaves the gun instead of having an already condensed liquid from a cold hose being dispersed with the air.
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