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#1 posted 02-22-2017 06:30 PM

Richard – I would go with 1 length of the 9 mm hose to the regulator, then the 8 mmto the gun. No need to go around the room to get to the sprayer. Shorten up the distance from the compressor to the regulator and mount it on the wall if you can.

You don’t really want to have both hands full with a gun and regulator in a tight spot when you are spraying. Keeping the hose length to a minimum helps keep the pressure loss in the hose down. As OSU mentioned, run the compressor at a higher pressure and drop the pressure to the gun with the regulator just before the 16’ hose.

If you can’t get away from a regulator on the gun, eliminate the filter/regulator on the main line and just use one hose to the gun from the compressor.

Looping would only help if you had an oversized line and an oversized compressor. Ultimately, the compressor is the limiting factor. Having said that, I think you should be OK. I’d give a it a try before spending $$ on a more complicated system.

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