Blowing holes in the air hose on 2002 Type 5 compressor?

by Shane
(Lebanon, Pa. USA)

Why do I keep blowing holes in the air hose coming off the fill tubing!! Connecting the pump to the tank on the 2002 Type 5 compressor?


I've blown a hole in four different hoses now.

The last one, PVC hose(rated @ 250 PSI), blew @ less then 100, again. It's gotta be due to the air being so hot, cause the hoses are so soft when I check them after they blow.

Is there a way to lubricate or to cool some of the friction? I don't know. I've never used a "oil-less" compressor. Now I have 2.

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Nov 19, 2016
Blowing holes in the air hose
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Well, it sounds like maybe you're just pushing it too hard.

Have a look at the diagram - is part 107 a metal loop sort of affair? That's the after cooler. If you shave a shorter piece, that may be the problem.

Further, if you're not using the PC hose (122 on the drawing), maybe it's more of a temperature, rather than pressure rating issue.

See if you can find some higher temperature hose or maybe add a longer/bigger outlet tube to dissipate more heat before it gets to the hose.

Do not attempt additional lubrication.

BTW, how long have you had this, and what's it used for?

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