May 3, 2019 at 11:02 pm #88722Jim MasellaParticipant
Has anyone used Rapid Air Max Line for their airlines in their shop? It’s a special three-quarter inch blue air hose with an aluminum core that’s easy to work with like PVC and made for airlines. Available from Northern tool and Amazon
PVC – not to code?
Galvanized- flakes off and gets into air tools + hard to work with
Black pipe- rust problems and hard to work with
Copper pipe – expensive and have to sweat the joints
Aluminum pipe – expensive and not easy to work withMay 4, 2019 at 10:13 am #88729May 4, 2019 at 1:37 pm #88737Larry BloodworthParticipant
I’ve been using schedule 40 PVC (not 20 for lawn sprinklers) for over 30 years and have never had a problem. It’s rated for 480 psi. However, as you’ll see in the video, near the point of use, I switch to a galvanized pipe. Check it out…May 5, 2019 at 6:14 am #88759Matthew PotterParticipant
We looked into PEX but didn’t want to risk it not meeting code requirements.
In the end we used the aluminum pipe and fittings from TransAir. The product was expensive but we installed it ourselves. In the end, the piping looks great and the performance from what we had (rubber hose running everywhere) has increased phenomenally.May 6, 2019 at 9:53 am #88774
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