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Blog entry by Sawdust2 posted 02-21-2012 03:55 AM 1417 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My old (like 50 years old) Craftsman compressor gave up the ghost last week. So I bought a passable one from Northern Tools and decided it was time to wire my shop for air.
I took my old air hose and a bunch of T’s and connectors and brackets and ran hose around the shop I will soon have air within arms reach throughout the shop.
I’ll take pictures when I’m done.
But right now I’m feeling pretty good about it.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 03:58 AM

That’s going to make things a lot easier.

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 04:25 AM

That’s another project on my list, I had a setup in the past it’s very convent. Good luck running everything.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 12:44 PM

Have you considered an air hose reel? I just bought a Reelworks 23’ for 25 dollars(Regularly 100-it’s discontinued now.). It works reely good. I can get to all the corners of my 20×20 shop and there’s no messing with the hose on the floor.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 01:16 PM

Tyrone, I had. But then I would have to walk over to where the reel is.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 02:08 PM

I’m going to plumb my new shop with air also. I’m more apt to clean off my machines if air is only an arms length away. At the end of the day/week/month blow off all the dust, set the timer on my soon to be completed air cleaner and let it cleanse away!!!

It’s not lazy, it’s being energy efficient!!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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