I want to add an air compressor to my bus. Not as a backup for breaking or because of leaks. I have a driver's chair that I use as a desk chair but it has an auto-down feature that blows off compressed air every time I get off it. after a couple dozen times a day I am out of air and I do not want to have to fire up the bus to get the pressure up.
My question is how would I go about adding this into the existing tanks, do I need backflow protection to the existing compressor? Can I "T" Directly into an existing line into the tanks?
I was thinking of something like Chris mentioned. But you can tie into the tank with a separate line to the seat. I have a hose reel mounted under the bus, tied into a spare hole on the end of the tank.
I Thank God That He Gifted Me with Common Sense
you really shouldnt charge the full system with anything but the bus compressor as it goes through the air dryer.. the air dryer only purges with a signal from the main compressor.. if the bus is air brakes i definitely would not try to charge the complete air system with anything but the system compressor.
you could technically charge the accessory tank with the little compressor.. however im not sure if there are 2 way protector valves or not.. you need a protector valve so that tank pressure never drops below about 65-70by way of an accessory.. Im not sure if you can backflow through one or not..