At 08:43 PM 10/4/2007, David Lieb wrote:
> >I have a friend with a nice body shop. They fix newer high end cars,
> > some that haven't been sold yet. They use PVC for compressed air
> > runs. They run somewhere between 150-200 PSI which is probably more
> > than your home compressor.
>Hmm, you are all saying PVC, but GRM emphasizes NOT to use PVC
>under any circumstances because of the issues with becoming brittle
>with time, sunlight, chemicals , etc. The idea of pvc shrapnel is not
>enticing. Sounds like someone had an accident which is still haunting
>them. My garage is only about 22 x 22, so I will not go broke on
>copper tubing (FINALLY, a benefit to having inadequate space!).
>Farm & Fleet sounds like a good idea, too. I keep forgetting them
>and I shouldn't.
Ummm I advocate black iron pipe. (not galvanized). Also available
at F&F. Run some drops for drainage. We've been running it for 25
years on the same compressor that was 30 years old when we bought it.
Air tools running daily, plus a bead blaster. No worries. I love
plastics for many things, but not this.
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