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Old 11-29-2006, 08:52 PM
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Im going to be piping in my airlines soon at my shop.I think Im going to do it like the airlines on the boat.it's all galvanized pipe with fittings and unions any ideas or diagrams would be helpful. Im thinking of using 3/4 pipe any info would be helpful thanks. Randy

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Heres a thread that has some home made drawings on piping, its a long thread, but well worth the read, i"m thinking that a lot about the piping starts on page 4, but its some good stuff.

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Old 11-29-2006, 09:24 PM
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I have seen many do it with galvanized pipe. Are gas fitter at the shop I work for has done a few. The one thing I will recommend is to use American pipe and fittings.
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Here some more.

Galvanized pipe according to tp tools is not a good idea, should stay with the black pipe.

They tell about it on there tips/technical section.

http://www.tptools.com/ < Go here first

Then click on tips/technical

Then click on air line hookup- metal piping diagram

Then click on minimize moisture in your air lines with metal piping

This company has been in the business for a long time

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I just finished a airline job on my shop. Small shop, but between tp tools, Lowes, and info from this site, I got her done. (used half inch black pipe)
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Good for you, any pictures, if its a really good job, we could use your picture as a model for it, but then you're taking a chance that we might find something wrong and start picking it apart.

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Sorry, no pictures. My airline is like my garage. Not real nice looking, but practical.
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I know , "my galvanized pipe has never caused any problem", but the possibility of flaking inside the pipe is real and is a problem. Use black pipe. Bigger is better cause it cools better. Keep your flow uphill from the compressor after the initial riser. Have a drain at the low spot and at all connectors with at least a 12 inch trap
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As long as it works, thats all that counts. If a guy stays on the practical end of it, theres a lot less stuff to go wrong.

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Hello all I'm new to this site and first i have to say I love it. I have learned so much from it and I'm glad there are places like this to go for info. My question is I live in MI and well the weather here is not that great, and with the moisture you would get in Black pipe will make it rust bad inside and that could flak off as well and clog things. Just a thought but I think I'll use it because it is cheap and there are all kind of different connectors and fittings.

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I am just about finished with mine. I used 1/2" black pipe (TPTools recommendation). When I have it up and running I'll post a good description and costs. Anyhow, here's a photo of the way i did each drop.
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Nice job on the drop, just a suggestion here, as long as you're still working on it.

If you can put a downward slope on your lines, that will keep any standing water from laying in there.

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If you can put a downward slope on your lines, that will keep any standing water from laying in there.
Yours and others' posts convinced me early on that that was the way to go. I do have a slope throughout. I incorporated at least 1" for every 10 feet or so. The photo is deceiving. I really overdid everything but had a good time putting it all together. Thanks.
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Sounds good, give us some pictures, from start to end, including the compressor, if its a nice as I think it is, we'll use it as a model for others to look at.

But then you're leaving yourself open for the skeptics, go for it, We won't pick it apart. Just kidding.

Were all one happy family here

Seriously here, postings with pictures like you have is what makes these forums so informational, good job.

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we'll use it as a model for others to look at.
Ha ha... now, that's funny! Yea, I'll put together a bunch of photos and a list of purchases and post it all in a week or two. I just have a few more things to do. I'll be running a cabinet blaster, air tools and maybe a paint gun later on. Just screwin' around. Thanks for your comment.
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