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Old 10-17-2016, 09:43 PM   #21
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Air Tank.

I just barely installed this myself. I put a ball valve on the drain of my furthest back tanks, ran a high pressure line to an auxiliary 30 gallon tank (mounted under the floor, behing the rear axle). At that tank there is another ball valve and a quick connect. I just crack both open to fill it, then once my tank is full, I close both valves. When I need air, I crack the valve on the aux tank and its good to go. It keeps the systems isolated. Works awesome, and Ive used it several times now. You could just run off the factory system, but you'd be limited on volume, and would have to wait for your system to repressurize before you could drive.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:48 AM   #22
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Most buses with air brakes have a connector for checking the line pressure that can be used to supply air if necessary.

There is also usually a connector around the drivers front corner for putting air in.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:53 AM   #23
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neither of my busses have said connections....
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:17 PM   #24
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I just barely installed this myself. I put a ball valve on the drain of my furthest back tanks, ran a high pressure line to an auxiliary 30 gallon tank (mounted under the floor, behing the rear axle). At that tank there is another ball valve and a quick connect. I just crack both open to fill it, then once my tank is full, I close both valves. When I need air, I crack the valve on the aux tank and its good to go. It keeps the systems isolated. Works awesome, and Ive used it several times now. You could just run off the factory system, but you'd be limited on volume, and would have to wait for your system to repressurize before you could drive.
I was going to put a ball valve and tee where i tap into the system. It looks fairly straight forward. I'm mounting a 100lb new propane tank for air storage. 40 gallons. I use all Dewalt tools for the most part but Id like to be able check tire pressure and change a tire myself.
Some one told me off my tank I need a 1" air line to get enough volume to a big gun for bus lug nuts. I also have a HF pan cake compressor i would like to incorporate off my invertor when I am park and dont want to run the bus engine and I'm just blowing off parts or sweeping the shop out with a air blower.
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:57 PM   #25
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That little bit of bigger pipe isn't going to change what can be provided buy your tank or whatever compressor feeding it.
To be safe I would say to look at your air guns/impacts manufacturers recommendations and upsize by one size. So if your gun runs off of a 1/4" air hose then I would run 3/8" at a minimum. And I would keep any hard piping with tee as short as possible unless supported properly.
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On the farm we used to change about 5 10:00-20's per day during harvest.
We used a 3/4" drive brake over bar with the socket and extensions welded too it. We also had a big cheater bar.
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