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Old 09-03-2004, 11:08 PM
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Garage Pak air compressor piping system

i just seen the add on TV

http://www.garage-pak.com/

to bad they dont give the prices, must be expensive.

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Old 09-06-2004, 01:18 AM
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That stuff looks really slick but I'd be afraid to ask for a quote.
I've seen a similar (likely cheaper) system that uses poly pipe rather than the aluminum but still was a push toghther system. I''ve just forgotten where I saw it now.
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:22 PM
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Outrageously expensive would be more like it. Just use cold water pipe PVC, it is rated to 450psi. Take extra special care with the glue joints.

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Old 09-07-2004, 12:28 PM
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i just got a qoute...

$430 for basic
$705 for deluxe

now thats expensive...


OPTIONAL HOSE REEL
(25FT)-$149
(50FT)-$223

OUCH!
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Old 09-07-2004, 07:00 PM
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No kidding, who buys this stuff

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Old 10-08-2004, 12:41 PM
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Crap, thats expensive alright
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Who buys it? Did you guys miss the link to the Yuppie garage a couple of days ago? That's who.
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Has anyone installed this stuff...
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Outrageously expensive would be more like it. Just use cold water pipe PVC, it is rated to 450psi. Take extra special care with the glue joints.

Vince
Vince, I see that you actually posted this reply a while back and someone bumped this thread back to the top.
Have you been keeping up-to-date with all the negatives that have posted on this board about using PVC for compressed air lines? It is considered a real no-no. Now that I am educated about it, I am considering pulling out my PVC pipe and intalling copper. I just posted on the Garage Safety thread about this subject yesterday:

http://hotrodders.com/forum/showthre...t=31945&page=3

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Hmmm, mine's all CPVC lines throughout. Been that way since 1987... So what's the nix on plastic?
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Hmmm, mine's all CPVC lines throughout. Been that way since 1987... So what's the nix on plastic?
I'll just list some of the info I have been reading.

Read what MARTINSR has to say about PVC here:
http://hotrodders.com/forums/showthr...&highlight=pvc

Here's an OSHA link:
http://www.osha.gov/dts/hib/hib_data/hib19880520.html

More good discussions:
http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=202549
http://www.automotiveforums.com/t333988-air_lines.html
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_bas...ry_system.html
http://www.oldsmobility.com/air-compressor-piping.htm
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load...410414545.html
http://www.fpweb.com/archive/June_99_piping.html
http://www.woodturner.org/vbforum/sh...p?t=475&page=1
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If you happen to hit it with something hard, it shatters and sends shards of plastic into your body at high velocity.
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If you are that worried use Schedule 80.
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PVC gets pretty brittle when its cold out. Unheated garages get pretty cold too. Lets do te math:

PVC: Fast and cheap, yet dangerous and susceptable to rupture

Copper:moderate price and moderate install time-susceptable to damage, yet safer than above

Black Iron: slower to install, slightly more expensive, but CAN BE FOUND IN BUILDING SALVAGE YARDS for next to nothing ! Just about damageproof. Safe.

Hmmm. Do we follow the "do it once, do it right" method, or play russian roulette? The choice is yours. No sense arguing.
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Just came across this old post and thought I would jump in and give my "professional" opinion. (pipe fitter by trade)

Galvanized sched 40 is a the best option, but slow to work with and requires specials tools.

Black iron pipe is also an option, but the moisture will start rusting on the id and that will head right to your end use device.

Type L copper is also a good option, more expensive, but easier to work with and requires only a turbo torch and tubing cutter.

PVC is not a suitable product, not even the green colored product, it doesn't hold up over time.

PEX tubing is not rated for air, and is not UV stable.

And finally dont use garden hose either, I have arrived at a job site to fix an "air leak" and low and behold what did I find, a blown out section of garden hose ran across the rafters linking 2 areas together, ROFLOL!
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