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Old 12-06-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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I've finally worked all the kinks out of air compressor rebuild. I have my compressor as for from my general work area as possible mainly because I don't want to listen to it run, with pvc air line ran everywhere for convenience. Is there a control valve that I can install at tank an control remotely with a electrical switch? Instead of having to go to the back and manually block in valve at tank. Thus prevents leaking down pressure or running risk of line leak with anyone around. Will also be looking into adding a timer on valve controller switch.

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Not cheap but a normaly closed solinoid valve would work. It would make far more since to just install an inline ball valve, or a remote shut off switch.
What your going to find if you did not run your lines like the ones shown in the picture I'm attaching is there's going to a lot of moisture in the lines.
Also the main line needed to be a large as possible so there was no CFM loss.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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I have connections on industrial control valves. I was wondering if one could be possibly be used form a AC service something less pricy. I guess I need to talk to AC guy. I don't have a working shop just myself with nail guns, sand blaster some painting and tire filling. Lazy and don't like filling 60 gallon tank for airing up tire.

I'm not a professional., But I did stay at Holiday Inn Express last night.
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I have connections on industrial control valves. I was wondering if one could be possibly be used form a AC service something less pricy. I guess I need to talk to AC guy. I don't have a working shop just myself with nail guns, sand blaster some painting and tire filling. Lazy and don't like filling 60 gallon tank for airing up tire.

I'm not a professional., But I did stay at Holiday Inn Express last night.
Does your wife know about this stay?
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I think I'm going to run metal pipe all the way into my work area and put ball valve within reach instead of remote operating valve.

I'm not a professional., But I did stay at Holiday Inn Express last night.
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I've finally worked all the kinks out of air compressor rebuild. I have my compressor as for from my general work area as possible mainly because I don't want to listen to it run, with pvc air line ran everywhere for convenience. Is there a control valve that I can install at tank an control remotely with a electrical switch? Instead of having to go to the back and manually block in valve at tank. Thus prevents leaking down pressure or running risk of line leak with anyone around. Will also be looking into adding a timer on valve controller switch.
Have you looked into the dangers of using PVC for compressed air lines?
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No but have done it for years.

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No but have done it for years.

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I'm surprised you didn't see the OSHA Bulletin posted in the motel lobby
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Well tell me what OWSA says? Are you saying projectiles could occur? The worst thing that's ever happened its leaks in joints.

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Well tell me what OWSA says? Are you saying projectiles could occur? The worst thing that's ever happened its leaks in joints.

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Yes, I am saying that. I have seen PVC explode, I'll leave it at that.
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Recently bought a Chicago Pneumatic 26 gallon upright. I used 1/4" galvanized to plumb the moisture filter, pressure regulator, quick disconnect. The entire length is about 12".

I used a Union on this setup that I bought at Home Depot. In spite of everything I do to tighten things and using teflon tape, when I put soapy water on the Union, there is a small soap bubble that forms. It is so small I can't hear it and the bubble does not break for several minutes.

Bottom line, is it possible to have an absolutely leak proof setup? If I do nothing further, the tank will probably run out of air in two weeks. Since I do not use it ofter and even then for minor things, will this be a problem?

Is it normal to have these small leaks in the piping system?

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No more of a leak then you have I'd leave it alone, it may stop on its on. If you have to fix it, get you some liquid Teflon an apply to female leaking joints and put the tape on the male end and it should fix it.

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I did not know about liquid teflon. I will seek it out.

I also heard that most of the fittings and pipe now purchased at the big box stores are manufactured in China and sometimes the tolerances are not up to par and could leak. I know that all of the 1/4" pipe I used is from China.

Thanks for informing me about the liquid teflon.

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