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Old 04-13-2016, 03:25 PM   #1
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Question are you using air brake air for tire filling

does anyone use air brake air for self sufficient tire filling? where do you tap your line for air source?
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This same subject was here about a week ago. If I remember correctly it was suggested that it was ok for topping off a low tire, but you shouldn't try to inflate tires from zero because of the stress it puts on the compressor.

Also I believe they were talking about tapping into the wet tank. There should be a port on the tank you can plumb to get an air chuck on there.

My bus has an air chuck inside the air service door near the driver's area.
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you might want to put a valve (ball valve works nicely),in line before the chuck as a backup
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I have one tire with a bad habit of leaking down. My shop air connection is a regular male coupler, so I built a female-to-female adapter so that I can plug in my air hose there and run it to any corner of the bus for topping off tires.
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Also I believe they were talking about tapping into the wet tank. There should be a port on the tank you can plumb to get an air chuck on there.
I was hoping to pop a quick-connect on mine for random air needs, and to fill SCUBA tanks.

Where was the other thread?
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Random air needs is fine, but it's questionable how much you can use it with those tiny air tanks without overusing the compressor. To fill dive bottles you need a compressor capable of at least 3000 psi. Even a compressor that could reach 3000 psi has to be an oilless pump so it doesn't kill you with fumes.
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I have one tire with a bad habit of leaking down. My shop air connection is a regular male coupler, so I built a female-to-female adapter so that I can plug in my air hose there and run it to any corner of the bus for topping off tires.
Why dont you get it repaired?
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Ok, I guess I deserved that opus. It's one of the rears. The tread is nearly gone so I'm preparing for a new set of 4 in the "near" future. In the interest of further complicating things, while having the tires replaced I want to take the bare wheels back from the tire shop to strip and re-paint before the new rubber is mounted. In short, I decided to just live with the leak until I'm ready to do the whole tires and wheels job.
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Roll with It on YouTube did this - is the link about 2:16 into it. Then he shows it working about 9:10 or so.
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