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Old 02-06-2007, 10:04 AM
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Copper is better than iron for heat dissipation but either will work just fine and although I am not saying it is ok (it is not ok!) I have seen that 880 Sharpe connected to supply lines running well in excess of 175 PSI. It is common practice around the mining areas I serviced to overpressure compressors to maximize tool performance even though this is dangerous and detrimental to tool life it is still done. Don't mess with the regulator setting on that compressor even to lower it because it is the design setting for that motor/pump/tank combo and will be the most efficient setting. The Sharpe 880A is an EXCELLENT choice and 175 PSI will be just fine for that unit.
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