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Old 07-31-2019, 11:17 AM
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The lower number of joints has been a true benefit, I’ve cut down about 95% of the leaks I had, I gone from the air compressor cycling once an hour to about 3-4 cycles per day. Most of my loss now is down to the auto-drain blowing for 2-3 seconds every hour.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:13 PM
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Today, I switched from 1/4” style A Milton air fittings to 3/8” style T Milton air line fittings, which according to Milton, the style and size increase, will give me roughly 3-4 times the flow. With the new bigger air lines and the new air line fittings, air flow should not be a problem.

I checked, I made a mistake, mine are actually Tru-Flate/Amflo T style air fittings (Milton H style) according to them, they are in the 67 cfm range, again I bought what was local, I did not see any V style. All I really know is the air at the end of the hose appears to be about double of what it use to be.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:49 PM
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Spent more time today changing from the Milton A style air line fittings to the larger, higher flow Milton H style air line fittings. Damn!! This is getting expensive.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:42 PM
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I noticed a spike in Milton stock recently...


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Old 08-09-2019, 05:19 PM
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67 CFM ought to be able to run a gnarly 1" impact gun and a big DA sander simultaneously
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:05 PM
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Now if I had an air compressor, that was capable of 67 cfm!!


Both the 3/4” drive impact guns now have a very noticeably louder bark, than they did before.

I now have a mixed assortment of air fittings on some of the tools. All of the air drops, air lines and hose reels have been changed over to the larger fittings, along with the 3/4” and 1/2” impacts. I have 8” long whips that have the larger input fittings and the smaller outlet fittings, allowing me to use the die grinders and other smaller tools, that don’t use a lot of air. The only smaller fittings is at the tool inlet, eventually I will probably switch over. The thought of changing the 120+ smaller air nipples on the tools, all at once, before SFT members have time to buy Milton stock, to enjoy the income surge, is unthinkable. So buy now!! Now Damn It!!.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:06 PM
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Is this anything that interests you, Jack? Surplus... Hiding somewhere but I'm sure I can find them.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:39 PM
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I've had the Rapidair 1/2" kit on my wish list for a while, I am just a home mechanic/hobby-ist. I wonder if I should get the 3/4" kit instead? I've never felt limited working off the 100 foot 3/8" air lines though. hmmm

My fittings are a mess as well, someday I'll pick a standard and replace them all.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:06 PM
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I have about 200 ft op air line between my compressor and my normal use point. To overcome the line loss I installed a 100 lb propane bottle upside down so it will not collect water.
I also have a 30 pound tank that I can install at the end of line if I need air tools away from the plumbed buildings.
Jusr remove the valve install a 3/4 tee with an inlet fitting in one leg of the Tee and a female coupler on the other end

I also have a 100 pound tank with a standard inlet and an outlet for the larger hose to my 1 inch tools.
Remember all propane cylinders are tested safe to either 250 PSI for stationary tanks and 312 psi for mobile fuel tanks mounted on a vehicle.

RV's and campers seem to use walmart grade tanks legally over the road for onboard appliances which seems odd to me.
I am viewing this from a Canadian point of view but all the RV's I see fueling use the cheaper tanks for the propane appliances onboard.

The bigger units often have a built in generator. If that generator is propane the permanent mounted tank will be the higher pressure rated over the road tank.
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