help with air comopressor

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:06
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I was wondering if anyone can help me. I have installed an air compressor under the bonnet and i want to run the air hose fron the compressor to the front and to the back.Where do you guys fasten your end connections.do you fasten them to the bull bar and where at the back. I have a Kaymar swing tyre carrier.The plumbing shouldn't be a problem, i hope.Hopefully someone out there has done this and can give me some advise.Thanks
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Don
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:13

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:13
... and how do you keep the mud and dirt out of the fitting????

(sorry for the mini hijack Don!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Don (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:25

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:25
yeah i thought of that.that is why i thought i would ask ye forumites,
before making the plunge.it would just be another thing to clean.
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Follow Up By: Member - glenno (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:42

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:42
i was advised against having the fittings exposed too the elements also .
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Follow Up By: landcrusa - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 23:45

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 23:45
A plastic 35mm film container does the job perfectly. Just drill a hole through the lid and place it over the threaded end when attaching the fitting. Then fit the container over the fitting.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:50

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:50
Depending on the fitting used you can fit a rubber chair foot over the fitting which I've done for about ten years with great success.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:51

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 20:51
Forget about exposed fittings and just carry 6 metres or so of hose.

Personally I'm happy with my Max Air in the bag ... hook it up when the need arises.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: jiarna - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:02

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:02
I'm with Rosco. The more joins and fittings you have in the system, the more chances you have of it failing. Just put one outlet somewhere sheltered, maybe even under the seat. I haven't thought it through completely yet - have to get the compressor first.
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Follow Up By: Time - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:14

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:14
Yeah, agree. In fact I have mine installed behind the back seat (Hilux dualcab), always clean and run enough hose to reach all tyres. As mentioned above the less fittings to leak/go pop the better I feel.

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 14:00

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 14:00
You guys obviously don't live in WA, sand capital! ;-)

I drilled a small hole in the black plastic on the inside of my front grill and screwed the quick release plug in there. I have a coiled hose that reachs all 4 tryes from the front, that way I just turn it on from inside the cab walk around click my hose on and do all 4 tryes, hope back in, turn it off and I'm away.
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Reply By: fozzy - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:54

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:54
not sure if this is relevant but had arb compressor running diff locls on 80 i had and just connected hose supplied which reached front and rear tyres and rearair bags(just) and when hose not in use stored in between battery and headlight on passenger side-need to roll up reasonably tight and it fits
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Reply By: Roachie - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 08:16

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 08:16
Don,
I use MaxAir mounted in cargo bay on drawer system above left wheel arch.
I run 2 hoses: one goes to back of cargo drawer so when I open the small back door (GU Patrol) the Ryco snap fitting is right there for me to connect to. The other hose is a small diameter plastic hose which uses push-on fittings. It goes along to the front of the vehicle under the kick panels, through the fire wall, through the engine bay to the bullbar. I have a ARB bar and I've drilled a hole in the upright so that the Ryco fitting sits at right angles to the bar. Even so, I've put a plastic drink bottle cap over the opening just to be safe......but I've only done this recently; never had any trouble with it before though.
Roachie
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Reply By: Member - Don (QLD) - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 13:55

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 13:55
thankyou all for your input .It has been very helpful.
Have a good weekend
Don
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