Picture of a proper piping

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Picture of a proper piping

Postby bobbyn » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:40 am

Hi Hub,

sorry I'm asking so many questions.....are there any drawings of this so called loop and proper piping systems. i'm usin a small sears compressor and the 3/8 hose is coming right off the regulator water collectr which is right on the top of the compressor. will i benifit from
a short length of hard piping/

Thanks Again
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PROPER COMPRESSED AIR LINES

Postby Hub » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:05 am

Not to worry Bob,
We like questions. Bob post your E address on my PM and I'll send you some compressed air piping information.
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Postby trac16 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:17 pm

What is the proper grade of copper to use when plumbing my shop. I know there are several grades so I would like to know the proper grade to purchase.

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Copper tubing type.

Postby Hub » Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:55 am

Good evening Ted,
Type L or K will do the job.
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Postby Taro » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:35 pm

Connecting the 2" pipes together? Must I braze or will solder work? ACompressor rated 150 lbs.
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connections - Els

Postby Hub » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:58 pm

Hi Taro,
Solder is the way to go - Either Lowes or Home Depot have presoldered connectors - makes the job a lot easier.
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Postby Taro » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:03 pm

Thanks Hub. I have checked seveal HD and Loews, none carry 2" copper pipe. Local plumbing supply does, need about $200 worth (about 30 Feet)plus fittings.

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2" Copper spendy

Postby Hub » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:47 am

Ok Taro,
Try for 1-1/2 or 1-1/4 that will be large enough for the 5 HP.
Prices just keep going up.
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Postby socal » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:32 am

hub is there a PVC type pipe you can use? i seen ingersoll has a quick connect type PVC plumbing type set up, but looks pricey
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PVC pipe for compressed air is a NO NO

Postby Hub » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:52 am

Hello Socal,
OSHA does not approve the use of PVC pipe for compressed air for safety reasons. We don't recommend it because its a poor heat conductor.
Compressed air contains water in a vapor form and that needs to be removed before it can mix with the paint - cooling the air is the best method to achieve that. Aluminum or Cooper pipe are the best heat conductors. See your personal E
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Postby socal » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:08 am

thanks hub, i never knew that.
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What we all should know

Postby Hub » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:57 pm

Check your personal E. 8)

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Postby daved » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:35 am

Can you email me some of your recommended piping layouts for spray painting?

I have a 5hp 2 stage compressor and can run pipe about 40' from compressor to spray booth. Thanks,
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PIPING DIOS

Postby Hub » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:42 am

Ok Decker,
Some suggestions are on they're way - Remember these can all be taylored to fit you shop. Please share with us what you deside on. NO PLASTIC :twisted:
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Postby jcclark » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:03 pm

Well, I ran out of room to run piping so I mounted
(4) 10' long sections of 1/2" copper above my workbench.
I need more.
(just to give you an idea)


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f386/ ... C04519.jpg
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