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Old 02-19-2017, 09:29 AM   #1
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Just Realized (part 2)

I deleted my pneumatic door when I made it a solid out swinging door.....

I just realized I've now got an extra air supply line that I can route to my under bus storage compartment to run pneumatic air tools, air up tires, etc with a switch on the console to operate the solenoid

I won't need to tap into the air tank underneath now!
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Old 02-19-2017, 09:47 AM   #2
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I deleted my pneumatic door when I made it a solid out swinging door.....

I just realized I've now got an extra air supply line that I can route to my under bus storage compartment to run pneumatic air tools, air up tires, etc with a switch on the console to operate the solenoid

I won't need to tap into the air tank underneath now!
Now that's an idea! Most of those stop signs are pneumatic... Another idea borrowed! Thanks 😉

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I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I think you'll find the lines for both an air door and the stop sign inadequate for running tools or airing up tires.

The cylinder for opening the door and the airbag for flipping out the sign both require relatively small quantities of air. Consequently, they're plumbed with pretty small air lines. You won't be able to get enough volume through them to run air tools, and airing up a tire with a small air line will be slow going.
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I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I think you'll find the lines for both an air door and the stop sign inadequate for running tools or airing up tires.

The cylinder for opening the door and the airbag for flipping out the sign both require relatively small quantities of air. Consequently, they're plumbed with pretty small air lines. You won't be able to get enough volume through them to run air tools, and airing up a tire with a small air line will be slow going.
Ahhh. Never thought of that.

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I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I think you'll find the lines for both an air door and the stop sign inadequate for running tools or airing up tires.

The cylinder for opening the door and the airbag for flipping out the sign both require relatively small quantities of air. Consequently, they're plumbed with pretty small air lines. You won't be able to get enough volume through them to run air tools,
and airing up a tire with a small air line will be slow going.
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1/8" ID lines.. BUT.. its pretty easy to T off of the protection valve which is usually 1/4" ID or 3/8" ID capable... make sure if you have air brakes you ALWAYS piut your air tool or tire filler connection AFTER a protection valve!
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Somebody, anybody, that is near him......buy the guy a beer and put it on my tab. He always has a way to help someone pull another idea from out of the gloom. I know others feel the same way.
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Somebody, anybody, that is near him......buy the guy a beer and put it on my tab. He always has a way to help someone pull another idea from out of the gloom. I know others feel the same way.
Hear hear. Christopher, if you are ever in New England, I will gladly repay the help you have freely given.

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