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Old 11-04-2014, 06:52 PM   #61
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Jim, sadly, Things are not always as they seem!
Ain't dat da trooff.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:50 PM   #62
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[QUOTE=C&G in FL;72110]Not sure what point you are trying to make Mel. Hopefullyy, you will elaborate. Maybe I am missing something.
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Hi Carl,

"When ambient air is compressed, the contaminants and particles contained within that air become concentrated."

I agree that IF you released the air back into the room it came from it would have the original 'stuff' plus anything it picked up in the compressor at the same concentration.

When you release it into the plumbing system at 40 PSI the air is still compressed and expands to blow out the pipes. As it expands it contains more crap (it is still under pressure) which can be deposited on the pipes or pass on out back into the air it came from.

If that air passes back out into the room, yes it will be at the same concentration it started with plus some contaminants it picked up in the compressor ... minus what ever attached to the pipes and valves as it flew through.

Make any sense? I can picture it but it's hard to explain.

I simply want to drain the pipes the old fashioned way (how about using a cork?). And then use a little air to blow out the remaining IF we are having a hard freeze.

I only brought up the 'health issues' to make the point that there is more to this then blasting the toilet valve clear. I personally just want to keep it simple and will be installing a low point drain in the next couple days.

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Old 11-04-2014, 08:18 PM   #63
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Sure glad I use neither compressed air, nor RV antifreeze to winterize my water lines. I will definitely be living longer than the rest of you, it would seem.
I don't know about that, did you factor in all the smoke you inhale sitting around those monster campfires.

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Old 11-04-2014, 08:32 PM   #64
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Amazing we survived and evolved when our ancestors used to drink out from muddy pools of still water after brushing the algae out of the way I suppose......
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:39 PM   #65
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:Yes my body is full of crap much worse then what we are discussing ... but for some reason my family thinks if I clean up my act, don't forget my chia, flax and hemp seeds, I will live a longer and be healthier. I think they just want me around to winterize the trailer ... but I'll take it as a compliment

Looks like you haven't had quite enough yet:

To Blow or Not to Blow by a Canadian!

Winterizing with Air

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I just find it amazing my little post trying to help people turned into this
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:18 PM   #67
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I don't know about that, did you factor in all the smoke you inhale sitting around those monster campfires.

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All that great fresh air surrounding the smoke, more than makes up for it.

Lordy knows, I have swallowed a few lungs full of campfire smoke over the years.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:20 PM   #68
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I just find it amazing my little post trying to help people turned into this
You'd think you started this conversation around a campfire, and it just carried on to something else, eh?

'tis amazing how we digress.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #69
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I just find it amazing my little post trying to help people turned into this
Yes, but doesn't that happen to most threads!
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:26 PM   #70
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All that great fresh air surrounding the smoke, more than makes up for it.

Lordy knows, I have swallowed a few lungs full of campfire smoke over the years.
Don't go dying on us Jim. We would all miss your wit and your perspective of things.
Hint: I've heard a shot or two of good Scotch countermanded the detrimental effects of inhaling campfire smoke!
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