Can you turn off a lubricator?

by John
(Newell Wv USA)

Can a lubricator be turned off when not needed in the air line?

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Dec 21, 2018
Lubricator turn off
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

If the setting is tricky, you might consider just putting in some valves to bypass it altogether.

Dec 20, 2018
Turn off lubricator.
by: Bill

You can, of course, by turning the drip valve on the top of most lubricators.

It's necessary to understand, though, that when you have been lubricating air components, any lubrication that came in them may have, over time, been washed out by the incoming lubrication from the lubricator.

Just make sure that turning off the oil doesn't end up starving whatever it is you were lubricating of lube oil.

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