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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 12, 9:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What are you guys using for air lines

Well decided to go with the rapid air products, just didn't want to take a chance on PVC. I have grand kids in there at times so wasn't willing to chance it. Gonna run 100 ft with a long loop to cool the air with some filters so hopefully that will work ok.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 12, 9:28 PM
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Re: What are you guys using for air lines

Black pipe.
So what happens to pvc pressurized to 160 psi with air when something hits it?
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I was hopeing I wouldn't have to show anyone my dumb-ass mistake, but here is what happens when sch.40 pvc lets loose at about 140psi. Im lucky it wasn't much worse, 3-weeks of intense pain and a delaminated hand where all I got out of the deal. Be forewarned. You don't have to jump off a bridge to know it's gonna hurt like hell.
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 12, 10:21 PM
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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 12, 8:22 AM
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Re: What are you guys using for air lines

I've personally seen PVC let go twice. Trust me, you don't want to be anywhere near it when it goes. Do guys get away with it... sure. It definitely is a ticking time bomb, though. Glad to hear you went with something else.
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 12, 1:20 AM
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Re: What are you guys using for air lines

What am I using for my air line? I tend to fly Southwest whenever possible...

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Re: What are you guys using for air lines

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Copper comes in three grades. M, L and K. M is light, L is medium, and K is heavy. No typo here, M is LIGHT.
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