The first tubing is only rated for 100PSI. I would expect your
compressor to run higher pressure than that.
The second pipe is not what you are looking for, it is tubing similar to
what fences and green houses are made out of., not something that is
intended to carry gas or liquid.
FWIW, I plumbed my air system with copper pipe. That was about 10 years
ago when copper was much cheaper. If I were to do it today I'd probably
go with steel pipe, either galvanized (have to filter for flakes at the
outlets) or black (need to watch for rust and drain often).
Another thing I tried when planning my air was to hit the scrap metal
places to see if any had large pipe, say, 6" to 10" that could be used
in the main lines. I know you don't need that big a pipe, but it adds
storage capacity and used pipe is cheaper than similar capacity storage
Thusly spake email@example.com, On 11/16/2009 8:10 AM:
> OK, I know we have beat the horse to death on this topic (sorry for that
> refrence, Tim), but I have a final question...
> I got a $150 gift certificate for FarmTek (for coming in as a runner up in
> their contest for the best use of their buiilding this year. Here is a
> link to the contest in case you are interested...
> Anyway, back to the question, since I have been planning on finalyl putting
> a more perment solution to air lines in my shop, I thought it would be
> great to use the certificate on air lines.
> Here is the problem, I can't tell if there tubing is approprate for air
> Now, I've seen alot of discussion on using copper, iron, or PEX tubing for
> home compressor situations. Does anyone have any final words on it? Also,
> is there any problem making it a mix of the above?
> Farmtek on sells, this tubing for radiant floors.
> Could I use this stuff in the 1" diameter for most of the tubing? (with
> the "Shark Bite" connectors)
> Or, is there piping on this page that could be used?
> I can't tell what most of that piping is. Maybe someone in the biz can let
> me know if want of this will work.
> Thanks in advance!
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