Swingman mentioned it first, but I don't know when he did it. I'll give
him credit for doing it first, 'cause he's older. <G>
I did it a few years ago. All you do is unscrew the drain valve, insert
a hose or threaded pipe w/ elbows, and screw the valve into the open
end, preferably in a more convenient location.
Must be bass players thinking alike...
Auto drain valves work in a similar manner. Each time the compressor
starts, it momentarily "burps" the water drain. There's really no
reason to completely drain the air to let out the water.
IIRC, Willy had two bass players in one his bands ... but, and IIRC again,
it was pretty much a mess, even for a bass player. :)
As far as who did it first, I posted pretty much the same thing last year in
response to a similar post, but I doubt seriously the idea of using a drain
hose originated with me ... I was just looking for a way to drain the tank
without moving it, and the "unintended benefits" were too obvious for even a
coonass to miss. :)
Close but not quite. It's the act of compressing the air that causes the
water build up in the tank. Drain it before you use it and you'll find
yourself well enough protected in practical terms, for the life of the
It is actually the cooler tank and air lines that causes the vapor in the
heated air to condense. That is why large systems use refrigerated dryers.
The moisture is already in the air, compressing it concentrates it into a
RCH's are being unnecessarily split on this subject ... it matters not that
you blame death by gunshot on the gun, the shooter, or the trauma from the
bullet, you're still dead.
All you guys should go back and review the components of the Ideal Gas Laws.
By the time you've compressed all the science contained therein into your
brain tanks, all the silly hot air on the subject will have evaporated. :)
| Yeah, we really do need a good isothermal shop compressor on the
I'd be happy to settle for an adiabatic discussion...
DeSoto, Iowa USA
|| Swingman wrote:
||| Yeah, we really do need a good isothermal shop compressor on the
|| I'd be happy to settle for an adiabatic discussion...
| Would that theory be economically possible in this situation?
In theory, yes - but (as we all know) in theory there is no difference
between theory and reality, but in reality there is... :-|
DeSoto, Iowa USA
This is simply false. Heating causes *evaporation*, not condensation.
Vapor condenses into liquid when it is either compressed, or cooled, or both.
But *never* when heated unless simultaneously compressed by an even greater
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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