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Old 11-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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A Better DIY Adapter to Blow-out Water Lines

The trick to successfully blowing our water line to winterize your trailer is low air pressure but lots of volume. The tire chuck adapters are not only a PITA to use but they are very restrictive, often not providing the air volume required to properly blow the water from the lines.
I have documented my solution pictured below which is both convenient to use, not restrictive and easy to build. I have been using this adapter on 3 trailer for the past 2 years and it works great.

Details of building it are on my blog.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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Nice clear building instructions and the process to follow. Thanks.

One more project for the list

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A bit lighter.
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A bit lighter.
Exactly the same principle Bob
I like the convenience of the valve to shut off the air without disconnecting the air line
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A bit lighter.
Almost looks like this one.


Great minds think alike I guess.
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Great minds think alike I guess.
Lots of great minds in this group.
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Count me out of the great minds. I bought one of those and used it once with my compressor, and now this thread has got me wondering where it is.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:16 PM   #8
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In line regulator eliminates the need to adjust and readjust the air compressor pressure regulator.
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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?
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If you are feeding off an air line, the built in regulator lets you adjust the feed to the trailer without needing to change all the other outlets. I have a simple 2 piece adapter without a valve, regulator, gauge, & use it with a portable compressor, so setting the air pressure on the compressor, so like Glenn, that is all I need to do.
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