My rationale for trusting the hose was this:
It was designed to carry hot water, and domestic
water pressure is often as high as 90 psi, with
much higher transient pressures possible due to
If anything blows out in my air piping, I am sure
it will be the plastic bowl of my regulator's water
separator, not the flex hose!
BTW, here is the spec sheet for the hose I used:
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> -------------- Original message
> From: "FRED E THOMAS" <email@example.com>
> > Doug, not sure how often you use your compressor
> or at what pressure you
> > might take it up too, but this is a area where
> "price" should never come
> > into the project, if you have ever been around
> when a air line blew you'll
> > understand better "FT"
> You know, I hear that all the time. I was about 10
> feet from a pvc air line when it blew once. made a
> big pop, and that was it. no shrapnel to speak of.
> my co-worker was about three feet from it, nothing
> on him.
> now, yeah, I wouldn't plan to do it, and my lines
> will all be cast iron when I do the new garage, and
> yeah, I'll be spending the extra to eliminate any
> chance of issues...but I'm like that. It's probably
> more likely he'd be struck by lightning--twice--than
> be hurt by the air hose.
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