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So I got my regulator, lubricator and filter for OBA. I brought home an air tank from work but I don't think it's going to work:

If you look at the the "IN" into the tank is directly across the hose. Is there anyway to plumb that into the system without feeding straight off the compressor after the reserve is depleted?


Btw, I don't work at Northern I just used their picture so don't ask me if I can get you any discounts on anything. :goodfinge
 

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Yea I dont get it either. You'll need a 1 way check valve so the pressure doesnt backfill to the compressor, a relief line from the compressor head to the pressure switch (to relieve the pressure on the compressor so it starts easier). Either way there will be a regulator between the tank and the tools so it doesnt matter where the air goes into.
 

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If you look at the "IN" into the tank, it's is directly across the hose. Is there anyway to plumb the tank into the system without feeding straight off the compressor after the air in the tank is depleted?
Edited, does that help any? I want the tank there so I can run a 'gun off it if need be. I don't think a gun running straight off the compressor with 50psi will do much (see post 44 in dblue's writeup). If this doesn't clear things up, Idk guess I'll just delete the thread if possible.
 

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im confused...my compressor is tied directly in to my tank...are you asking whether to use the same fitting to feed your external line?...so that the compressor doesnt feed right into the line? if so you might want to look for another tank with multiple outputs.
 

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so that the compressor doesnt feed right into the line?
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That's what I was trying to say...my brain loses 85% of it's function late at night.
 

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Look it doesnt matter if the compressor feeds into the line. The tank is just like a big fat air hose anyway, so whether it comes in at the bottom or the top it doesnt matter.

Besides the compressor puts out WAY more than 50 psi. Your tank will go up to 120 or so before cutoff, compressor output psi is way more than that.
 

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Ok, it took a couple more responses and a good nights rest, but I gotcha. Thanks guys.

Super noob question: What oil do I use for the compressor? :brownbag:
 

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Thanks. Yeah I read through Dblue351's thread about turning his A/C comp. into OBA, his write-up on wt4x4.com, and studied Marauder's pictures (nice work :thumbup ). I just wasn't sure about the oil to use since no one has said anything; didn't know if I could/should use ND30 (or the sorts), tool oil or A/C compressor oil. Decided to use the stock A/C compressor as the truck is nothing but a play toy anymore, no need for A/C. It's not like I used it anyway.
 
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