Shop build

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Re: Shop build

Post by akjason » Mon May 07, 2018 8:50 am

Well I drew up an outside attic stairs scenario that would work, but it requires two deck platforms and a lot of railing. I'm not sure the cost/benefit is there and Lisa didn't like it, so attic stairs are staying inside.

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Re: Shop build

Post by TwoStep » Mon May 07, 2018 9:24 am

Good point about the air right at the tank outlet... My new shop actually has normal old flexible 1/2" ID air hose running from the tank (back corner of the back bay) up to the front bays. At that point I added a 4-way and plumbed in a reel right in the middle and ran PEX feeder lines to each end of the front shop. Convenient enough, I found a 150' roll of 1/2" pex laying on the side of I-64 right about the time that we bought the new place. When it comes time to replace the main line hose I'll go with 3/4" PEX.
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Re: Shop build

Post by akjason » Mon May 07, 2018 11:19 am

What i'm reading for compressor sheds is that it's pretty common to use an off-the-shelf length of hydraulic hose from somewhere like tractor supply (cheap and readily available) to go from the compressor, through conduit connecting the shed to the garage, and then to a T on the garage plumbing. Bottom leg of T is a drain line, top leg is the main supply line to the rest of the garage. Hydraulic hose will obviously handle the pressure and higher temp at compressor outlet, but I have to do more reading on if air temp will be cool enough at the T before it gets to PEX.

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Re: Shop build

Post by stretch_o » Mon May 07, 2018 1:44 pm

Personally I would use black iron pipe with forged fittings for my main supply line. With a short rubber hose between the pipe and compressor for vibration isolation. Then a drip leg and moisture separator.

No matter what you use, avoid any sharp turns directly out of the compressor because of excessive heat build up.

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Re: Shop build

Post by TwoStep » Mon May 07, 2018 4:22 pm

Any plans for plumbing? An outside hydrant and an indoor shop sink sure are handy. Of course the sink would be best added later after the final inspection is done.
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Re: Shop build

Post by akjason » Mon May 07, 2018 5:25 pm

stretch_o wrote:Personally I would use black iron pipe with forged fittings for my main supply line.
Thanks, a hybrid system isn't out of the question. I think at this point its a matter of doing the layout and figuring out actual prices. Since that won't happen at least until after i send the plans out for bid, I'm going to table the air distribution discussion until I can do some more research.
TwoStep wrote:Any plans for plumbing?
While I'd love to have a utility sink, I don't think I'm going to mess with it. The walk out basement door is on that corner of the house, and it's got a utility sink just inside the door with hot and cold water. Theres also a water spigot on that same corner. So I'll take the opportunity to not spend that money.

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Re: Shop build

Post by CJ51973 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:42 pm

If you do a hydrant I have tips[THUMBS UP SIGN]


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Re: Shop build

Post by akjason » Mon May 07, 2018 6:49 pm

So what are you guys calling a hydrant?

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Re: Shop build

Post by CJ51973 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:17 pm

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Re: Shop build

Post by akjason » Mon May 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Huh, ok. I thought it was a slang term or something. I actually have one of those out where the pool was, near the third shed.

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