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Old 12-05-2016, 01:36 AM   #1
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Air ride seat air line question?

I have a air ride seat, the air line that goes to the seat has a tee and a coupler like you would see on a compressor. Anyone know what is this coupler used for? In thinking of removing it. Thnx!
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:24 AM   #2
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If I had to guess, it's probably to connect a secondary air source to the seat.

As long as it's not leaking, I don't see any need to remove it... though of course that's your call to make.
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:48 AM   #3
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perhaps it was done as a way to get air inside the bus? maybe for tools to work? or easy way for the driver to clean the bus at night? open the doors and blow the dirt out with an air hose?
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:13 AM   #4
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perhaps it was done as a way to get air inside the bus? maybe for tools to work? or easy way for the driver to clean the bus at night? open the doors and blow the dirt out with an air hose?
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On my last bus I add a "T" and coupler to the air seat supply in order to have an interior air source. I was not completely finished with my conversion when I went on the road so I carried tools, including air nailers etc, with me and continued as I traveled.
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:27 PM   #5
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air seat

After adding an air ride seat with its own line and an tire air up fitting I realized I just potentially compromised my bus breaking,
even though the line is protected it is an additional item that can leak and stop my bus, so I went back and added a T fitting to the air tank, then I added a shutoff valve to each side of the T fitting so if I get a leak I can shut the line off so my bus can still move,
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:32 PM   #6
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if you have air brakes you NEED to install a Protection valve right off of thr air tank.. no flexible line going to the protection valve.. take a nippled and go to the protection valve and then off to your accessories!
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:53 PM   #7
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Does anyone know what size connector goes on the air line at the seat? I believe it's a standard size. Larger than a car tire stem. I need to cap the line at the door. Thanks!
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