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Old 03-15-2008, 02:58 AM   #1
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I have a Porter Cable 6 gallon compressor. It has 2 output valves, but I was wondering if there was a ballcock valve or some sort of station that I could use to change out my guns without letting half of my tank out every time. I'd like to set up something central in my workshed too, and possibly put the noisy red pancake outside.

How about a hug? I shot a staple into my thumb tonight stapling fabric to wood. Somehow the gun bounced off the wood and shot across the piece and into my thumb. I only had it on 60 psi, but it sunk in deep. Good thing it bounced off bone or I woulda never got it out. It didn't hurt until about halfway out when the vice grips shifted. I did the best thing in this situation - I went right back to work. I used to work in hospitals and vet clinics, so I'm more efficient than any medical staff around and I know exactly where it hurts! I'm cheaper too.


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you can just use black pipe and fittings with a ball valve
use a hose and quick connector to hook the compressor
to the piping, that way you can unhook and put back in the garage when not in use

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If you do pipe it, you can also get an inline regulator that can be attached between two lengths of pipe in the garage. If you do end up putting the compressor outside, you might also want to add a filter to take any condensation out. You can buy filter-regulator assemblies.

Sorry to hear about you thumb, but i love the DIY-EMT work. Well Done!! Just make sure to give yourself a tetnus shot
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Sorry to hear about you thumb, but i love the DIY-EMT work. Well Done!! Just make sure to give yourself a tetnus shot
Thank you! Got a tetanus shot last year when I got bit by a mexican fly or something; blew up like a purple balloon. I was explaining the gruesome stapling details to my wife, and she said "You shoulda had the video camera!"
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you can just use black pipe and fittings with a ball valve
use a hose and quick connector to hook the compressor
to the piping, that way you can unhook and put back in the garage when not in use
I am hoping the black pipe reffered to is real pipe and not plastic. Plastic shatters when if fails.
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I am hoping the black pipe reffered to is real pipe and not plastic. Plastic shatters when if fails.

yes, black steel pipe

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