|04-26-2011 07:13 PM|
Any thoughts on that filter? If I go with the suggested SpeedAire, I can just pick this guy up for outlets right?
I'd run a dedicated paint hose and a tool hose with one of these mini lubricators
|04-26-2011 06:24 PM|
use a union.
|04-26-2011 02:57 PM|
|ToddMcF2002||If I'm understanding what you are saying... the Speedaire filter/regulator is intended to have more hard piping on the outlet side so a separate lubricator can be on the hardpipe and/or multiple outlets etc. The "point of use" implies the air hose itself is attached to the system on the 1/4" outlet? Do the Speedaire units have outlets the same size as its inlets?|
|04-26-2011 02:04 PM|
that is a point of use not a system filter
|04-25-2011 08:50 PM|
OK I'm gonna hit add to cart on the Sharpe if someone doesn't stop me soon. I have no better reason than I like the color better than the others! yes? no? maybe?
|04-25-2011 07:47 PM|
So folks... The whole regulator / filter selections are annoying me. Too many choices! Should I go with a Sharpe 606A or one of the SpeedAire or Wilkerson from Grainger? Are they all equivalent?
Should I cut off that 1/2" pipe I soldered in for an outlet and go with 3/4" or does it matter? Am I over thinking this???
I'm going to use a very obscure quote from a semi obscure film "Excalibur" when Arthur is trying to pry an answer out of Merlin, who never answers questions directly. Sometimes when questions get asked here and the experts dodge a strait recommendation it pops into my head....
So in regards to the filters :
No poetry. Just a straight answer. Which is it?!?
|04-25-2011 07:45 PM|
|04-25-2011 05:29 PM|
Is there a plumber here ?
I don't think the yellow flex is rated for high enough pressure for compressed air. It seems like the plumbers only used 15 or 20 pounds when they pressureized the house ghas lines for the building permit inspection
|04-25-2011 04:17 PM|
|04-25-2011 03:11 PM|
go to grainger.com look at the left margin you will see lots of regulators in 1/2 and 3/4. you can also narrow the search by cfm.
don't use the junk at home depot, they are all 1/4 or 3/8.
we have a 3/4 right after the compressor set at 80psi sometimes we crank it up to 100psi. we also have line regulators at the spray booth and a few work stations.
in my home shop i have a 1/2'' high volume regulator/filter at the compressor set at 80psi and then also a plug in regulator for when i need it. my upholstery stapler works best at 25 to 40 psi and my powder coat system requires 10-12 psi.
|04-25-2011 02:38 PM|
|ToddMcF2002||I see... so that union fitting is two parts? Did you use and pluming putty inside the nut for a seal or just crank it down? ... and thanks for the idea!|
|04-22-2011 09:11 AM|
|JohnnyK81||Yup, exact same things I used..|
|04-21-2011 08:08 PM|
|04-21-2011 03:33 PM|
Thanks for the flex line advise Johnnyk81. I'll look into it.
For the copper, here is an update. I finished all the soldering runs. My concrete bit decided to give up the ghost so I still have to anchor the piple at the outlet area and that final water trap, but I'm otherwise complete. I will have to solder in (or SharkBite) something at the compressor end but I'm still pondering what my flex line will be...
All in all its a good 35+ feet 3/4" copper. I can't say I want a career as a plumber after this project. I just hope there are no leaks!
here is the second half of the run:
I put in two stair stepped runs with water traps
For the filter I'm reducing to 1/2 and I purchased this SharkBite connector, so I can attach it to the filter and then simply slide the assembly on. Should work..
|04-21-2011 10:03 AM|
I had my local hose shop make me up a 3/4" ID rubber hose with some 1/2" or 3/4" npt fittings on the end.
I then used these 'unions' that allow them to spin, and they have a sealing edge on the inside.. I think they were $5 each or something..
Look like that.. Except mine are uglier cast iron ones.
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