Has anyone seen or developed a good solution to putting a permanent
compressed air outlet on an exterior wall? The compressor would be inside.
I'm thinking of something like a regulator, gauge and coupler in a
reasonable looking weather resistant box. The box could be similar to an
A/C disconnect switch.
I've searched and come up empty.
I used a brass coupler connected to a galvanized 45 degree ell (slanted
down) and reducing bushing sticking through the wall with no weatherproof
box. It worked just fine for years until I tore the building down. I
don't remember what I used for a flange for mounting it; maybe just a
thread adapter on the 1/2" copper pipe inside the garage.
I have a very simple one that's worked fine for years. All it is, is a
regular compressor extension hose (quick disconnects on both ends) with one
end in the basement and the other end sticking through the outside wall.
There is a plastic box (about 6" high by 4" wide) with a flip-up lid over
the outside part (I think I found the box in the electrical area, not sure
what it is actually designed for).
When I want air outside, I just "quick connect' the compressor to the end in
the basement and another hose I have in the garage to the connector in the
box. The gauge, etc. is on the compressor in the basement so I pre-set it
for my application when I'm connecting the hose.
Simple, cheap, and works great!
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