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running a longer hose from compressor

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Right now I'd like to run a longer hose from the compressor to my ab. From another room in the basement. A longer line wont mean a drop in pressure will it? Would a rubber thicker walled hose be better for this application than a coiled, plastic one? Thanks.

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You will get a preassure drop with a longer hose. However it will not affect your spraying. I use 200 feet of hose at times. Definately use a highquality rubber hose. IMO the self coiling ones are only good for use right at your workbench, even then I do not like them.

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I have to disagree with the pressure loss. You will not loose pressure. Pressure will stay the same from the compressor to the spray gun or what ever you are using, I have the same pressure from my compressor to anyone of the 15 airlines that are in my shop some of which are 400 feet away from the compressor. Now with that said if you are using a cheap compressor that just cant keep up you will loose pressure.

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If you have a tank compressor you won't lose anything, I assume a small on demand job will lose pressure due to the length of the hose.

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Micro, I must disagree with you on the preassure drop. I'm guessing that your shop has hard plumbed (pipe) air lines these will not show much drop in preassure. However rubber and other flexible lines will expand and stretch causing a slight drop in preassure. It will not be noticeable to all but the most sensitive equipment though as the drop will be fractions of a pound.

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Thanks for the opinions. The packages are probably in 50 or 100 foot lengths. 50 foot would suffice. I have a 'pressor that has a 2 gallon tank, not much hp, prolly less than 1 hp. I can up the pressure and the outflow to the ab. Guess I'm going out into the blizzard to shop today. Where's spring?

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Fin, get a spare regulator and attach it to the end of your feeder hose. attach your air brush hose to the regulator and you won't have to run back and forth to the compresser to make adjustments.

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Thanks. I had been thinking about that. I have had this compressor and ab for 15 months now and really haven't used it much. Didn't have to work today, weather too bad and not many people out shopping. Need to get this hose and get my butt to the cold basement and start spraying....brrrrrr

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Question on the two guages on my compressor. It is a 'Shop Force' I bought at the local Meijers. Can i move the pressure control for the outflow, closer to where I spray since the prssor is in another room??? It is all threaded together. Anyone ever do this?

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Fin, get a spare regulator and attach it to the end of your feeder hose. attach your air brush hose to the regulator and you won't have to run back and forth to the compresser to make adjustments.

I think if you do what Cheese suggested your problem will be solved

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