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    What is this on my air compressor!

    I just picked up this compressor for $60 and found these threads were half stripped. It connects a copper line up to the gauge junction box. What is it for and is it important?


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    Prolly not going to hold pressure like that

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    I fixed it. I cut off the stripped threads and got a new piece of copper pipe and compression fittings. Now the tank won't fill more than 30psi, but no leaks.

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    Nice.

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    30 psi isn't much. Mine fills to 200psi...... a rattle gun prob won't operate of that and it will constantly be on when ever you need to use it. How many HP is this thing? cus $60 is lot for a small 2nd hand compressor. If it's big mofo then you have a good find. Assuming you can get it to hold more than 30psi.
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    It's a 4.5hp direct drive 24 gallon tank 130psi max compressor. I replaced the regulator today and kept the original pressure switch. Also got an oiler for one side and a water trap for the other (2 outlets) but I need to get 2 couplers to extend them out a bit or they hit the regulator. I also had to make a new pressure check valve but local parts store sells copper pipe so no biggie. Still need to put a gauge in.




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    Im sitting at my dads shop that has a bunch of pneumatic and hydraulic of gauges....I could ship you a 150psi one with almost any thread you need right now.

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    I have some gauges but if you have some in-line gauges and a couple swivels how much would you want for them?

    I'd kinda like it setup like this if I could get a regulator on each gauge, if not then just a single gauge on one side would work.
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    I do not believe we have inlines...We do have a bunch of T fittings and regulators. You could give them a call at 920-766-0113 if you would like and tell them exactly what you need. Lonnie is a very very smart guy and could help you out no problem. Mention you know Tret

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