[vcf-midatlantic] Value of Air Compressor in CDL workshop

Bruce freemab222 at gmail.com
Tue May 11 12:21:53 UTC 2021


Typical flexible air hoses are fine, within their pressure ratings.

However, if you ever decide to plumb the room with rigid piping, be aware
that there are a number of anecdotal accounts that PVC and similar plastics
are not suited to the purpose and may explode, sending shrapnel around the
room.  If you need sources for these anecdotes, I can ask around.


On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 6:01 PM Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Sounds like there is enough value to move forward with accepting it.
> For now, the plan is a flexible hose with enough length to reach the
> middle of the classroom, and out the furnace room exterior doors.  Might
> run a manifold via the attic later on,  but that about it as far a
> distribution goes...
> Power connection is a Hubbell 560P9W pin & sleeve connector - not
> planning to hardwire it to prevent ownership confusion.
> On 5/10/2021 5:21 PM, Sentrytv wrote:
> >   I was able to find a 140 psi craftsman horizontal 30 gallon motor on
> tank compressor in nice shape, at an estate sale, for $150.
> > I use it all the time for blowing off circuit boards, to powering air
> tool for working on my car.
> >
> > Definitely a required tool for any shop.
> >
> > One thing for certain, that if you don’t have enough reserve on your
> tank and pressure on your line it’s going cause a lot of PSI problems when
> you run lines throughout different buildings or rooms.
> >
> >

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