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Old 03-14-2011, 03:35 PM   #29
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My manual is on the MH 100 miles away, but the only way I found out about the break-in procedure was the manual.

It is basically a 15 minute run with no load i.e. you are not building pressure. It is a noisy but one time event.

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Okay , I believe you. So I plug it in and leave regulator all the way counterclockwise and in 1 minute the unit reaches 150 psi on both gauges and shuts off as it's supposed to. Therefore I can't do a break-in procedure as you have suggested. Any thoughts?
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Okay , I believe you. So I plug it in and leave regulator all the way counterclockwise and in 1 minute the unit reaches 150 psi on both gauges and shuts off as it's supposed to. Therefore I can't do a break-in procedure as you have suggested. Any thoughts?
Well it has been a while since Christmas, but as I recall you turn the regulator all the way counter-clockwise and open the safety valve so that no pressure builds in the unit.

15 minute run and you are done.

I will be up at the coach this week for an exercise run and re-visit the break-in procedure.

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Well it has been a while since Christmas, but as I recall you turn the regulator all the way counter-clockwise and open the safety valve so that no pressure builds in the unit.

15 minute run and you are done.

I will be up at the coach this week for an exercise run and re-visit the break-in procedure.

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Opening the safety valve certainly would be required. I will wait to hear from you. Thanks.
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I have a Sears 120 volt "Pancake" style that fits nicely in my basement, I will huff and puff to 150 PSI so it has no problem with 115 PSI tires. works well, takes a few tanks full if the tires are down.

I also have a 12 ton air/hydraulic bottle jack-jack that lives next to it in the basement... Can pick up any corner of this rig when fed by the Compressor

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Spitter valve...

Also remember to open the spitter valve on the tank to let the moisture out along with the tank air. Mine is on the tank bottom and quite a bit of moisture comes out every time that I use it. Joe
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One of the requirements I had was the compressor had to run on my Xantex 1000W power inverter that i installed in my fifth wheel. I originally bought the Husky model at Home Depot but it needed more juice than the inverter could provide. So I took it back and got the Sears 1.5 gallon portable unit that many of you have and it works just fine.

I wonder if I'll be able to use my air impact wrench on the road if I have to change a tire. Either way I'm glad to have a compressor now.
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Opening the safety valve certainly would be required. I will wait to hear from you. Thanks.

Checked the manual today while at the MH. Regulator all the way counter clock-wise and you open the drain valve which is on the bottom of the compressor so no pressure builds.

The instructions are in the part of the manual which tells you what to do before using.

Many people miss this and do not seem to suffer any consequences.

You might need to tape the Regulator control as the vibration running for 15 minutes w/o a load tends to move the knob clock-wise as the unit runs.

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What does everyone use. Those 12 volt units will take forever to inflate I'm sure, I have never used one on a big tire. since they overheat easy and are slow it would probably take a few hours I am thinking.
Since my new MH will have the 22.5 inch tires and no spare I will carry a plug kit and need something that will pump enough air to fill it in a reasonable time.
Has anyone spotted any under 100 bucks that will do the job?
PEP boys, $60.00 12 volt size of cigar box. Pumps like crazy, use it for our 22.5s.
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Checked the manual today while at the MH. Regulator all the way counter clock-wise and you open the drain valve which is on the bottom of the compressor so no pressure builds.

The instructions are in the part of the manual which tells you what to do before using.

Many people miss this and do not seem to suffer any consequences.


You might need to tape the Regulator control as the vibration running for 15 minutes w/o a load tends to move the knob clock-wise as the unit runs.

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Hello Everyone,

Here is the compressor I use- A great unit, you'll get about 135 psi at the chuck. Home Depot and Lowes also handle these.

Everyone needs one of these chucks- I don't think you'll find this item at NAPA, or such store. It is a professional shop piece of equipment.

Set the compressor pressure regulator about 5 psi higher than you want for a tire. Push/pull the chuck straight on to the valve stem- then tilt it slightly, go get a cup of coffee, or a beer. Come back and remove the chuck, adjust the pressure downward (if needed), cap it off and your off and running. No more kneeling down, trying to hold a stupid chuck on to a valve stem, for however long- .

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I have the Porter cable 6 gal unit. I bought a reconditioned unit and paid $89. for it. I use it for my air tools and to fill the car and coach tires. I usually check tire pressure before any trips.
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll do the break- in procedure.
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Stupid question ..How do you know if you have an on board air filler- upper thing...Technical answers only......D
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