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Re: air dryers 101

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Subject: Re: air dryers 101
From: "Stephen" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 17:11:36 -0700
I am using the same TIP TOOLS type of plumbing set-up in my shop.  I also
use a moisture filter like TIP sells before the manifold that feeds several
different hoses.   I ran 3/4" pipe with a water filter with 1/2" input and
output.  I like the very dry air both for my air tools and painting.  I also
use the final moisture trap at my spray gun.

'50 Chevy Suburban
'58 Chevy Fleetside

Arcata, California

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Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 11:59 AM
Subject: air dryers 101

> I'm already using the plans offered by TIP using 1/2" galvanized pipe
> header( approx 5 feet of rise to attic and header is 25' long) in attic
> space with drops coming  from a tee pointed up and 90'd back down the wall
> to a ball valve, air hose connection ... then another ball valve and drain
> on each of 4 drops.
> I get very little water from the drains on the individual drops but a good
> bit from the compressor tank when drained every week or so.  Can I assume
> that a dryer would remove even more water from the air ???  I can coil up
> bunch of copper line and maybe even put it in a small refrigerator , but
> how is the drain done ??? is it just a low loop with a drain valve
> in ???...    or am I just getting paranoid about water vapor in my air...
> I do mostly air tool work and very little painting... and I use the screw
> pipe type dryer in the paint line when I need it ???
> more details please ???
> thanks
> john

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