No air out of hose.

by john
(ms)

Pressure on tank gauge, no pressure on regulator gauge, turned the regulator knob until on max...still no air in hose. Husky HL10100 125 PSI max

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John, a bunch of things could be causing this.

They are all related on the page linked from the Troubleshooting section on the site map page, the link that say... "no air out of hose?".

Cheers,

Bill

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Blasting with a 2nd line to an outside blaster

I have a top-notch air compressor and use it with a 2x5' beed cabinet. We want to run a line outside so I can blast using soda/sand for frame blasting. The bead cabinet is a different grit of course. My question is, can I add a 2nd tank to my inside setup to allow more air volume and would it help in reducing the workload when we start with the outside blasting?

If there are veribles I need to concentrat on, I would apprecaite any info.

My compressor is set at 120psi but regulated down for inside use. I'm assuming I would need to split off with a 2nd line but not reduce the pressure?

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Bill says...

No problem adding a second tank for additional, pre-compressed air supply to be used when needed.

You need to make sure that you don't compromise the compressor by exceeding its duty cycle. See that page on this site for more info.

"would it help in reducing the workload when we start with the outside blasting? " Not really. There is no "free lunch". Your compressor will have to run longer to fill multiple tanks. It may run less often, depending on how much air you use. Again, beware the duty cycle.

"I'm assuming I would need to split off with a 2nd line but not reduce the pressure? " You can add any number of regulators so that your first or second line can be run at the minimum operating pressure necessary for the tool. That is where you want to run all air tools. Lowest air consumption, and least amount of wear on the tools.

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Bill







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connecting airlines - osha rule

is there an osha rule that states how the plant air has to be connected,whether it is crimped on or can you hose clamp with hose barb

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Bill says...

I cannot speak for OSHA. Check with them for their rules... however, I have connected up many an air line, and used instant fittings, barbed fittings with clamps, threaded fittings of all kinds... the only thing I haven't used is a crimped fitting. And, I have never checked with any regulatory body as to what fittings to use, though for the main I've used industrial fittings from reputable companies.

The important thing is to make the connection tight enough so no air leaks, as far as I'm concerned.

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Bill

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Compressor line hook up.- In order, what goes 1st and then second coming out of the tank?

by J R
(Sacramento, CA USA)

I have a 60 gal compressor and want to know on the outlet of the tank. In order, what goes 1st and then second coming out of the tank? I only have an inline shut-off valve and an inline regulator filter. Thank you.

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Bill says...

Good questions, JR. Which is why I have a number of pages on this site already providing this info.

Why not check out the PLUMBING COMPRESSED AIR page linked from the Compressor Issues button on the nav bar.

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Bill

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