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Old April 10th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #21
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read post 48 on page 3, just something to think about
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two years...its 1/2" schedual 40 rated at 600psi...I think my compressor would explode before it reached 600psi...I use threaded end caps to brass barbs to switch to soft line to a hose reel
Cool, I know the pressure rating is more than sufficient. Been wanting to do this but wasn't sure how well it holds up over a few winters.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #23
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After the 15 trips back and fourth to the store to extend the power wires going into my garage, put in a new fuse panel, run the new wiring for the compressor, and hook in all the existing electrical. Ill buy a fukcin kit.... but thanks for the concerned about my money
Just listen to hancho.

Measure the area your planning to run pipe count how many fittings you will need take one maybe two trips tops be done
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read post 48 on page 3, just something to think about
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sparknotes: don't use pvc for compressed gasses.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 10:51 PM   #27
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Mine works just fine...but after reading that its hard to argue for PVC...so anyone get good deals on black pipe?
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Old April 11th, 2013, 01:09 AM   #28
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Run it in black pipe and don't be a home-boner. Black pipe is cheap, is the most rugged, and looks the best. Pex will look like dick, and pvc is potentially dangerous.
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Using pvc for air is like using condoms from Harbor Freight.


That's all I gotta say about that!
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Old April 11th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #30
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Using pvc for air is like using condoms from Harbor Freight.


That's all I gotta say about that!

But Hancho says its the best thing ever and your stupid not to...
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:06 AM   #31
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After the 15 trips back and fourth to the store to extend the power wires going into my garage, put in a new fuse panel, run the new wiring for the compressor, and hook in all the existing electrical. Ill buy a fukcin kit.... but thanks for the concerned about my money
I ran 300' of black pipe in my shop after work one night with a friend and never had to leave once to go shopping. Stores have these things called return policies that allow you to return unused items back for a refund. Just go buy 10 more of each fitting you need and return what you don't use at your leisure.
I am assuming most people who are debating using PVC or pex or anything else other than black pipe are just plumbing their home shop and have no use for pipe larger than 1/2" sch 40. Rent or borrow a hand threader and a chop saw and fit away. 1/2" is ridiculously easy to thread and flys together. If you need 3/4" or 1" might want to use a power threader which makes it quite easy also. I love knowing that for quite a few years to come I will not have any issues with my air plumbing since I used black pipe. If I had PVC pipe I would be constantly afraid of hitting it and breaking it.
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Using pvc for air is like using condoms from Harbor Freight.


That's all I gotta say about that!
I read that a few times last night reading about PVC...seems a popular slogan with the anti PVC crowd
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I read that a few times last night reading about PVC...seems a popular slogan with the anti PVC crowd
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:41 AM   #34
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True dat!
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more info for ya, copy/paste from garage journal dot com

I would like to add to the discussion that there is a new breed (well, not that new) of flexible plastic piping that is designed for air and is really easy to install. One brand is "RapidAir" but there are many.

This stuff is really good. Very easy to install, many use quick connect fittings so you just cut and push together. Reliable and doesn't leak. Easy to re-route. Think of it like PEX for air lines. It isn't super cheap but is a really good solution. You might want to investigate. Many companies use this stuff nowadays.


It's made from a plastic, huh? I thought it was a aluminum with ABS-type plastic fittings. I was a trade show a few years ago and saw the stuff that's rebranded by Prevost and Kaiser -- it's a blue pipe with the black plastic fittings.

Like this:

http://www.prevostusa.com/categories.php?cat=29

Maybe RapidAir is something different.



I myself would still use black pipe, cheep, and easy to use, and because of the spark factor.
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more info for ya, copy/paste from garage journal dot com

I would like to add to the discussion that there is a new breed (well, not that new) of flexible plastic piping that is designed for air and is really easy to install. One brand is "RapidAir" but there are many.

This stuff is really good. Very easy to install, many use quick connect fittings so you just cut and push together. Reliable and doesn't leak. Easy to re-route. Think of it like PEX for air lines. It isn't super cheap but is a really good solution. You might want to investigate. Many companies use this stuff nowadays.


It's made from a plastic, huh? I thought it was a aluminum with ABS-type plastic fittings. I was a trade show a few years ago and saw the stuff that's rebranded by Prevost and Kaiser -- it's a blue pipe with the black plastic fittings.

Like this:

http://www.prevostusa.com/categories.php?cat=29

Maybe RapidAir is something different.



I myself would still use black pipe, cheep, and easy to use, and because of the spark factor.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #37
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Using pvc for air is like using condoms from Harbor Freight.


That's all I gotta say about that!
I thought everything from harbor freight was use it once and throw it away.
Unless you reuse condoms.
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