Bostitch 6 gallon, 2 hp. won't build pressure
by Tom Bryan
I have the little Bostich nailer pancake model. It rattled off the bench and broke the connection between the head and the dicharge tube. I ordered a new head, elbow's and discharge tube. I got all installed, but the end of the discharge tube that connects to the tank end will not seet if you will. I feel air "sucking" at that end of the tube, and even used the old ring that wraps the tube. I am able to just slide the tube out after its tight. So I have tried all the hillbilly things I can think of, even electrical tape around tube and connector. It just will not build pressure. Wrong parts? the tube is shaped the same way, the only difference I could see from the excisting was the ring (inside part of the connector that wraps the tube). As I said I even used the old ring. With Shipping I spent $50, and I sure don't think its worth spending more.
Thanks for the HELP !
Tom, I'm trying to envisage exactly where the problem you are having is located on your air compressor, but I'm not having much luck. Sorry.
"but the end of the discharge tube that connects to the tank end will not seet if you will."... does this mean that where the tube from the top of the pump tries to enter the tank is the problem?
If so, there shouldn't be any "sucking of air" at this point. If it was leaking there, you should feel air escaping as the compressed air from the pump flows down the tube, and past the check valve, into the tank.
Help me better understand the problem, please.