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Old 04-11-2005, 01:49 PM
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new guy here...compressor lines 3/4 inch

hello guys/gals....I just got my new used compressor...it has a 3/4 inch outlet ...the fella I bought it from told me to run 3/4 pipe all the way.....

my question is ....shouldnt I reduce down to 1/2 inch down the line somewhere??

btw..where can I find 3/4 inch flex pipe from????

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Old 04-11-2005, 02:12 PM
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I would check a hardware store for tubing and stuff, and welcome to the forums!
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The 3/4" gives more air volume, and less restriction, meaning more grunt at the tool. You can use 3/4" hardline (I preper black iron pipe-search all the piping questions) and neck it down at the outlet. Then use as short of a hose as possible. I prefer 1/2" hose with 3/8" high flow outlets (Napa sells them). The connectors are more $, but the tool gets all the air it can. Especially when it comes to paint guns.
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I will have about 25 ft of black 3/4 pipe....but when I get to my filter and regulator ..should i reduce the size at the filter and regulators....or find filter and regulators that have 3/4 fittings...????
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I'd keep it 3/4 as far as you possibly can.
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btw..where can I find 3/4 inch flex pipe from????
I think Grainger sells them if you are made of money. I got mine made at a local place (princess auto) for $12 or so in the hydraulic department.
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