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How to mount and what dryer for compressor?
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Only problem with that stuff is it's not something you can get locally. Look at the prices on the fittings, last I remember, they were not cheap.


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(10-28-2018, 10:27 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: Only problem with that stuff is it's not something you can get locally. Look at the prices on the fittings, last I remember, they were not cheap.

That is true.  What would you suggest?  PEX?  Anything that Lowes or Home Depot carries??

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Do not use pex!!!

It is not UV stable and will breakdown overtime where the sun hits it. It is also not rated for Air. L copper or thicker or steel. Don’t use PVC. If it bursts it shatters and creates dangerous projectiles.

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(10-28-2018, 10:56 AM)scgamecock Wrote:
(10-28-2018, 10:27 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: Only problem with that stuff is it's not something you can get locally. Look at the prices on the fittings, last I remember, they were not cheap.

That is true.  What would you suggest?  PEX?  Anything that Lowes or Home Depot carries??

Going to be a bunch of naysayers, but I prefer black iron/steel pipe for air. Look in any industrial building and that's what you'll find. I've worked with it since the 90's and it just plain works. It's easy to add onto, but does require a little planning. Pipe is dirt cheap per foot.


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(10-29-2018, 09:03 AM)Hemikiller Wrote:
(10-28-2018, 10:56 AM)scgamecock Wrote:
(10-28-2018, 10:27 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: Only problem with that stuff is it's not something you can get locally. Look at the prices on the fittings, last I remember, they were not cheap.

That is true.  What would you suggest?  PEX?  Anything that Lowes or Home Depot carries??

Going to be a bunch of naysayers, but I prefer black iron/steel pipe for air. Look in any industrial building and that's what you'll find. I've worked with it since the 90's and it just plain works. It's easy to add onto, but does require a little planning. Pipe is dirt cheap per foot.

I also use black steel pipe for mine.  I have a hose reel plumbed in place also that has a 50' hose that can reach just about anywhere I need it in my shop.

Kevin

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The only downside of black iron pipe (other than cutting pipe to correct length and threading it) is that if the air supply isn't completely dry it will rust. I would use a filter at each hose connector.

I would use black iron pipe before copper pipe. K or L rigid copper would be my second choice, with either push-on or soldered (sweated) connectors, with soldered preferred due to cost and strength.



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