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Re: Running air tools

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Subject: Re: Running air tools
From: Douglas Shook <>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 22:27:52 -0700

 At the tank, just after the water trap and before the paint hose connector

> and oiler. (paint hoses have a different connector and get connected before
> the oiled lines that tools go on.)
> >3. Generally what pressure do you run air tools at ?
> ~90-100PSI.
> iii

Hi all,

If possible, you want at least 10 - 20 feet of iron or copper piping between
your compressor and your water trap/regulator to enable the hot moist air to
condense before reaching the the trap.  The worst place to mount the trap is at
the compressor -- give the air as much metal pipe as is practical before it
enters the trap.  You want condensed water droplets entering the trap so it can
trap them -- hot mist/vapor can simply pass through and end up in your paint
gun or air tools.

good luck,


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