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Old 11-02-2014, 04:25 PM   #11
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I don't understand. I set the pressure on the air compressor to 40 lbs. Why would I have to adjust it after doing that?
Unless you inflate your tires to 40 lbs you will have to adjust up and down again next time you want to blow water out of the lines.
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I don't understand. I set the pressure on the air compressor to 40 lbs. Why would I have to adjust it after doing that?
The primary use of the air compressor is nail guns and air wrenches so higher pressure (90 psi) is usually needed.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:38 PM   #13
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The primary use of the air compressor is nail guns and air wrenches so higher pressure (90 psi) is usually needed.
Yes. So, if I'm using a nail gun, I turn the dial to adjust the pressure to 90 psi. When blowing out the water lines ( to my recollection ) no more than 40 psi is recommended, so I set it to 40.
Don't understand why I need more bits.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:51 PM   #14
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Unless you inflate your tires to 40 lbs you will have to adjust up and down again next time you want to blow water out of the lines.
This is an easy adjustment, one I make a few times a day, some days. Different nail guns I use, air tools, etc, all require different pressures. It would only take you seconds to change.
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The air compressor in the shop is not portable and is behind a sound barrier wall. I find it easier to regulate the air pressure at the point of use.
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This is my compressor. I wouldn't describe it as portable, although I suppose it is. Haven't used it in a year or more.
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The air compressor in the shop is not portable and is behind a sound barrier wall. I find it easier to regulate the air pressure at the point of use.
Now, it makes sense.
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ETI's instructions say to set the pressure to no more than 30 pounds, but you guys are using 40 pounds?
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My recollection of the pressure setting came from a poor memory. I set it to whatever ETI says and I review winterizing instructions before I start and while I'm doing it to make sure I've covered all the steps.
Reason for the poor memory is I haven't used air in at least two years, preferring to use RV anti-freeze.
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Gotcha. Will do my first ever winterizing soon, using compressed air, so I've been studying the ETI instructions...
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