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Old 12-27-2021, 05:01 PM
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We've always put a length of air line on the bottom of the tank and then the valve at the end of the air line. It allows water to collect in a rubber hose and not corrode the tank.
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We've always put a length of air line on the bottom of the tank and then the valve at the end of the air line. It allows water to collect in a rubber hose and not corrode the tank.
That's a good idea.
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Paul you could probably check with a telescopic camera thru the hole on top were switch mounts into, with a bright light along the bottom welded seam and you can make this cheap air dryer and remove a lot of moisture that would otherwise settle on the bottom of compressor.
Thanks Marc, I will look into that.

I appreciate you reminding us all about the dangers of air pressure.

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Thanks Paul , I give credit to the guy that made the video and can only speak for myself and not the 800 views. I feel safer now with that home made copper coil air dryer, less moisture less water to keep draining from the pipe on bottom of compressor. As they say a little goes a long way.
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compressed air can do serious damage. I had a fedEx driver needed air in his tire. I was happy to put some air in his tire. I was putting air in and the side wall blew out at 85lbs. right where i was. A 9" gash in the side , It blew me across my lot and sent me to the hospital with internal (liver) injuries. It blew all the buttons off my shirt. Lucky to be alive
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compressed air can do serious damage. I had a fedEx driver needed air in his tire. I was happy to put some air in his tire. I was putting air in and the side wall blew out at 85lbs. right where i was. A 9" gash in the side , It blew me across my lot and sent me to the hospital with internal (liver) injuries. It blew all the buttons off my shirt. Lucky to be alive
Yes you are lucky to be alive and to be able to talk about it. I work in the tire industry and every few years I hear of a horrific tire related accident in my territory while the inflation process is happening.

When a medium truck tire ruptures (zippers) and assuming it has 100 PSI in it, there is 12 tons of pressure looking to get out. That is the equivalent of being hit by a tractor.

Never stand in front of a tire when you are inflating it, always stand parallel to the tire. If a tire is going to explode, it almost always ruptures through the weakest, thinnest point......the sidewall.

Just be careful.
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The way I understand how to properly pressure test a vessel is they use liquid, that way there is not much compressive pressure 0f course they over factor the tank by what ever metric they use.

As an aside has anyone seen an excavator or truck tire rupture in one of those steel cages?
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