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  1. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Had to replace my pressure regulator. The old one was old when I installed it 15+ years ago, and it finally started leaking last month. :) Something I found strange - I had my filter/dryer installed after the regulator before, to make sure it got regulated pressure and therefore reduce the chances of the housing shattering. The guy at the store said to install it 25' from the compressor to give the air tone to cool off so water will condense out of it. That makes sense. The instructions for this regulator say to install it before the regulator to prevent corrosion inside the regulator. [IMG=3000x4000]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210312/4418a768ccf993c46732332a0ef74376.jpg[/url]
    The closer you mount the regulator to the tank will give you the most accurate pressure readings. The further downstream you mount it will result in lower pressure readings as the temperature difference affects the gauge. Remember your high school physics (Amonton's Law) that stated pressure is directly proportional to temperature when volume is constant. That's also why they tell you to measure the air pressure in your tires when they're cold. Drive a few miles and your reading will be higher without adding a drop of air.

    For most applications this would be a moot point but if you're using sensitive paint sprayers an incorrect setting is the difference between a beautiful paint job and unwanted, forced hair loss.
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    03-16-2021 05:11 PM
  2. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    The closer you mount the regulator to the tank will give you the most accurate pressure readings. The further downstream you mount it will result in lower pressure readings as the temperature difference affects the gauge. Remember your high school physics (Amonton's Law) that stated pressure is directly proportional to temperature when volume is constant. That's also why they tell you to measure the air pressure in your tires when they're cold. Drive a few miles and your reading will be higher without adding a drop of air.

    For most applications this would be a moot point but if you're using sensitive paint sprayers an incorrect setting is the difference between a beautiful paint job and unwanted, forced hair loss.
    I think my wording may have been a bit unclear. I was referring to the location of the filter/dryer. I've always had it downstream of the regulator, because I don't want it getting full tank pressure, and probably I asked a friend with more experience when I set it up. This new regulator says to put the filter/dryer upstream from the regulator to remove moisture before the air gets to the regulator. I've never seen them set up that way (then again, I haven't seen that many). I wonder how it is routed on the "all in one" regulator and filter assemblies?
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    03-16-2021 07:34 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    I'll post some pictures here tomorrow. Got a few nice gadgets recently.
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    03-16-2021 08:04 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    PlayStation 5!!!! *not pictured*

    I seriously managed to snag a PS5 from Best Buy. I then immediately sold it to a friend for the exact price I paid for it. I'm not sure who was more excited; her or her kids!


    ...okay so maybe I rounded up and made a .01 cent profit from it.
    03-18-2021 06:40 PM
  5. raycpl's Avatar
    After much foot dragging, I got myself another external hard drive. A 2TB WD, nothing like redundant backup!!

    Wasn't planning to get one, but I was at the mall, more for window shopping for replacements for.... . (a) my dead fitbit & (b) battery for my laptop.

    Side story, the number of IT shops in this mall has dwindled to less than a third of what it used to be.
    Covid changed our priorities.
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    04-14-2021 09:44 AM
  6. HelloNNNewman's Avatar
    My Stryde bike just arrived yesterday and haven't set it up - but I'll take care of that after work today. Was looking at a Peloton, but they have the ability to lock the monitor into only their service and remove/change functionality of the hardware as they wish (like they are removing the ability to use any heart monitor you want (now has to be theirs) = no more Apple watch functionality).
    Stryde has nearly the same hardware, but the monitor is running on Android and the allow you to sideload any apps you want. Don't want to use the Stryde classes because you are bored - go ahead and download the Peloton app (which is only $12/mo instead of the $40 you pay with a their bike). Or you can load any other bike apps or classes you want such as iFit or NordicTrak. You can also load Netflix, Amazon Prime Movies, HBO, etc... Not being locked into that biking company's application only and being able to do whatever I want with my bike's screen was a huge seller! All that and a couple hundred bucks cheaper than Peloton. :)

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    04-14-2021 10:13 AM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    Nice!
    04-14-2021 10:52 PM
  8. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    This is something I've thought about buying for years, but finally really needed one for a project I'm finishing. I like that this is more compact than full-size routers. It sure throws wood chips like a full size router though!
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    Last edited by Grabber5.0; Yesterday at 11:26 AM.
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