Workshop Development #106: Clearing the (compressed) air.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 06-06-2014 05:47 PM 1932 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 105: Finally tracked down that *#$% leak! Part 106 of Workshop Development series Part 107: Dealing with the continued pressure... »

I did some additions to my compressed air system, by adding a Central Pneumatic Desiccant Dryer / Oil Removal filter, and coupler bracket. I also chased down the last few leaks, and replaced a defective replacement regulator on my HF 8 gallon compressor.

Not sure if you remember, but I managed to cause at MY fault on the original regulators fault, the destruction of the OEM regulator on my small compressor a few years ago. If I recall correctly I dropped something on the compressor like the impact wrench and busted it… So I replaced it with a Husky, which has never been completely reliable… So I replaced that with a fresh HF regulator. So far so good!

The whole system has been bubble tested and passes with flying colors, and the compressors are both undergoing leak down testing connected to the system and at the 14 hour point they are both holding exactly the pressure I left them with (and turned them off so it’s not like the compressors are cycling…).

The pics and more detailed write up are on my blogspot page for those interested.

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 07:07 PM

Year ago I bought a $800 air compressor for $70.00 only because the pressure switch was not longer working and the guy was afraid that the tank would explode.
I bought a new pressure switch at HF for $7.00 and since the compressor is working perfect.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 07:10 PM

Great score Bert!

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#3 posted 06-07-2014 04:32 AM

I just updated the post. I realized I hadn’t posted a photo of the completed assembly, and so the pic is there now, as is a photo of my leak down test after 26 hours… Sweet deal!

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