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Old April 10th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Just got my compressor all wired up and am ready to run some lines. Has anyone used the push connector nylon air line kits? Leaning towards steel pipe but figured i would get some input. Any pros and cons or other suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
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Old April 10th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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Curious as well. I have a bunch of copper left over from a previous plumbing project, so I might do that.
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Inside a garage? Poly lines hold up just fine and simplify things for install.
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Inside a garage? Poly lines hold up just fine and simplify things for install.
yea thats why i was thinking about them could run all the lines in an hour. But it seems to be more expensive and i worry about the joints leaking over time.
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And yes it is inside a garage
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Poly is fine, just be careful plugging in air lines when it's really cold.

Main advantage to poly is no rust build up to break loose and fukk up your air tools.
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why would you not run poly?
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PEX pipe works good and is easy to work with. Use barbed fittings and the crimp type clamps.


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use PVC...its cheap and easy...this is how I ran my air lines
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why would you not run poly?
The kit i was looking at is a push together kit didn't want to put something in and have it leak in 6 months. but its looking like the way to go.
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Where do i buy it at? Do they have kits with all the lines and fittings?
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The kit i was looking at is a push together kit didn't want to put something in and have it leak in 6 months. but its looking like the way to go.
yes spend money on a kit...why on earth would you want to save money doing it yourself with PVC
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http://m.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pipe...searchNav=true

It's used for water lines in homes but is rated for 160 psi. No I have never seen kits. It would be cheaper to lay out your pipe in your shop then make a list of the fittings you would need.


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use PVC...its cheap and easy...this is how I ran my air lines
How long have you had the PVC lines? I'm curious as to how well it holds up.
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How long have you had the PVC lines? I'm curious as to how well it holds up.
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
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yes spend money on a kit...why on earth would you want to save money doing it yourself with PVC
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
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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
looking at the truck in your avatar you could use some help...plus measuring its hard stuff these days...damn tapes always lying
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looking at the truck in your avatar you could use some help...plus measuring its hard stuff these days...damn tapes always lying

Help with????

And google pvc air lines and tell me what you find out
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Help with????

And google pvc air lines and tell me what you find out
yes its bad if you run over 600psi, however I have no way of running over 600psi and neither do you
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