|10-02-2012 10:35 AM|
|10-02-2012 10:31 AM|
Flash back: march 1974, OF was Young Fart, crashed 73 Z/28.
Was in hospital 2 weeks.
Had semi private room, other bed was occupied by a guy whose name is now forgotten.
He had rigged up a hot water tank as a pressure storage tank for his home made compressed air system. ( which in itself can be safely done)
He had NO safety relief valve on the system. the pressure shut off switch failed and well you know the rest of the story.
He dam near lost both legs from the tank exploding.
From that 2 week stay in the hospital I learned and reaffirmed that safety comes first.
Both of us were lucky to be able to walk out of that place , thanks in part to the good doctors and the good Lord.
|10-01-2012 10:12 AM|
Hi,when i plumb a new compressor,near the top ,where the outlet is,i use galvanized pipe to make a long U shape down,,about 4 foot long,6inches across,then add a drain valve there,then back up to the height of the original outlet,with another drain,then thats where my air hose goes,so i have 3 places to catch and drain water,overkill im sure,but,only a VERY small amount of water gets by,,just before spraying I use an aluminum toilet paper filter to catch the remaining water...
|10-01-2012 08:36 AM|
|10-01-2012 08:33 AM|
|Old Fool||Good basic installation, Air Piping Layout|
|09-30-2012 05:32 PM|
|cutthroatkid||where I live no codes on nothing residential only commercial.There is a valve on the side for on off,there's also a drain on the bottom that's a valve soo much better Then having to unscrew like on my old set up.So I run the regulator out the side&Then out of that my air outlet?|
|09-30-2012 05:14 PM|
Run an accessable drain on the bottom of the tank. Best to use a good on/off ball valve. Or a bit more expensive, as on my system. A valve that opens automatically any time pressure gets below 10 lbs. ( from a semi-truck).
You will have an outlet on the side of the tank for pressure air. Run an air/water seperator and regulator from this outlet. For a direct hose connection.
If you hard plumb lines. Make sure all lines drain back to compressor. Put a regulator/filter at each outlet.
Wiring electricity depends on local codes. Here at home, I use no.10 Romex and a 20 amp 220 breaker in the box.
|09-30-2012 04:10 PM|
help with new compressor
so I just bought a new compressor&I need some help...it a 60 gallon single stage dual head cast iron puma compressor...The store wasn't very helpful&had ZERO paperwork on it.I know its a 6hp but is 3hp running&believe but not certain it runs@175 max psi.There not a adjustable gauge on it like on my other one to set the psi.
So here are my questions do I just run a separate gauge for the actually I know I do just how do I add it?Also not sure of What type of plumbing I should use I currently use a small oil/moisture seperator &a small filter that attaches to the end of my hvlp gun.
I know that's not enough What do You recommend?Also it seems I need to hardware this thing straight to my box in my shop.Any help would be greatly appreciated