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Re: Confused on compressor plumbing

Post by pavetim » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:51 am

Yeah I'll run a drop and a drain too, good idea. I am gonna try and find the high flow couplings and run all 3/8 line, not sure if they make 1/2 line. I just have a 100lb blast tank from HF that i converted all the fittings on the bottom for better flow. You think running 3/8 line to this will be good for blasting? I could always make a 1/2 line just for the blast tank i guess. I am not industrial but biggest things would be motorcycle frames and rims, I just want to not take an hour to blast a wheel lol. I know I dont have 100 cfm but 30-40 isn't shabby either

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Re: Confused on compressor plumbing

Post by duke46 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:59 pm

I also use 1/2" lines for my blast pots and out side blast cabinet. The HF pots do not have as large a bottom hole on the bottom as the better like ALC higher priced one do. I also use the high flow fittings and boy do they make a world of difference. Even the 1/4" fitting made a big difference on all my other air tools. I was even able to operate one of my 1" impact tools after changing out the fitting to the high flow ones :D

I buy the 1/4" ones from here. The more you search the more fittings you will find up to 3/8"
https://www.jbtoolsales.com/milton-s760 ... gQodyIwARQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The do carry some 3/8 ones but they do not list them as Hi-Flow
https://www.jbtoolsales.com/milton-1767 ... thru-plug/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

My late some gave me a lot of them that were left off a big job and some are larger. Fitting used on air tools for large trucks work very well and can be bought local I think. Once you get away from the normal fittings the holes get bigger even in the 1/4" size.

Grainger also has Hi-Flow ones but damn they really like their items and charge you for it all they can.
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Re: Confused on compressor plumbing

Post by pavetim » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:13 pm

I looked in Milton site at the V style and they have the 3/8 high flow

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Re: Confused on compressor plumbing

Post by duke46 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:31 am

pavetim wrote:I looked in Milton site at the V style and they have the 3/8 high flow
I see that Northern also has the Milton brand Hi-Flo ones,
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... yle+hi+flo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This makes it easy to compare prices between Northern and jb tools.
https://www.jbtoolsales.com/search.php?q=milton+v-style" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

My son also has some G larger ones but we never had a use for them. They are heavy so would even add more weight to whatever you were using. The V ones he gave me were made in Japan and way better made than what Milton has but never could chase them down with what I could read stamped on them. They were all steel fittings.

Now this PDF file starting on page 3 has a lot of great info as far as CFM goes and I thought the V style was good and it is but just look at the others and you will be very surprised. Not sure who you would get them from but depending on where you would want to use them then might be worth buying a few for your blast setup?
http://www.ingersollrandproducts.com/ac ... uplers.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Confused on compressor plumbing

Post by pavetim » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:16 am

So to me from that IR sheet looks loke the Full Bore omes are the best huh? Until i talked to you all i never realized fittings would even make a difference so am learning alot

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Re: Confused on compressor plumbing

Post by pavetim » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:19 am

Wish i knew all this because i was stationed in Japan and could have gotten me and you some japanese ones. I still have friends over there so will see what i can do. I have a couple japanese ones now so ill take a look at them and see if i can see a difference

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