Part of the day free today so I decided to start hooking up my air line and Filter/Regulator. I do have some questions about the assembly though.
I started by running the longer pc of black pipe under the shelf shown in the picture (pic #3) (tilted down a tad). Then down to the Regulator/Filter and screwed to the wall on a small pc of wood (pic 4 & 5).
Picture - 2 shows the front where i put a 3 way thing with different disconnects on for pure compressor air for blow gun etc.......
Other end down to a 90' elbow - Pic #1
Went to HD and they do not carry flexable piping so ill have to order it online which is no problem - However, the guy in the store told me i have to use a compression fitting between the ball valve and connecting to the flexable pipe...........Why? I am not understanding as i thought i would be able to connect the flexable pipe to the 90 elbow and call it done.
Lastly - when I connect the flexable pipe to the 90.....then when I get to the ball valve to complete the plumbing how does it connect ?
Seems its ridged to the ball valve.....Having trouble understanding how the final connection at the ball valve happens ????
Distance from the 90' elbow to the ball valve is 32"..........where can I buy the flexable steel piping online ??? suggestions ? or maybe 3' so i have a bit extra
Simple Way ------A friend told me use Hydraulic hose with NPT fittings - the hydraulic hose is usually rated up to 3000lbs....<-----this would be easy to connect and do and thought it may be a good idea......I have a friend that hooked his tank to the steel piping this way and it has worked well for over 10 years......thoughts????
HD guy suggested that an appliance hose would work just as easy but im thinking that the above with fittings would work well.