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

Peter Fletcher pfletch at mac.com
Tue May 11 12:35:38 UTC 2021


My family’s business sells hose and fittings. If you guys need something specific please let me know and I’ll see if I can help.

-Pete


> On May 11, 2021, at 8:21 AM, Bruce via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
> Martin,
> 
> 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.
> 
> Bruce
> NJ
> 
> 
> 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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