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Old 11-30-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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I bought a gizmo at Home Depot garden dept. that had about a 4" piece of garden hose with a male hose fitting on one end and a ball valve on the other end. Next I found a brass fitting that had a male hose fitting on one end (to screw into the ball valve) and a " smooth nipple on the other end that fit snugly into a cut piece of garden hose. Next I went to the air compressor parts bin and got a quick connect nipple that had a hex head on the other end. I ground down the sharp corners off the hex so it fit more smoothly into the " cut hose. A couple of heater hose screw clamps and I had a device that will screw into my TH city water connection and quick connect to my air compressor hose. I liked the idea of having an air shutoff at the TH since my TH is in the back yard and the compressor is in my garage at the front of the house. Worked great.



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I bought a gizmo at Home Depot garden dept. that had about a 4" piece of garden hose with a male hose fitting on one end and a ball valve on the other end. Next I found a brass fitting that had a male hose fitting on one end (to screw into the ball valve) and a " smooth nipple on the other end that fit snugly into a cut piece of garden hose. Next I went to the air compressor parts bin and got a quick connect nipple that had a hex head on the other end. I ground down the sharp corners off the hex so it fit more smoothly into the " cut hose. A couple of heater hose screw clamps and I had a device that will screw into my TH city water connection and quick connect to my air compressor hose. I liked the idea of having an air shutoff at the TH since my TH is in the back yard and the compressor is in my garage at the front of the house. Worked great.



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Old 11-30-2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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I built something similar to that, but I like yours better. Well done.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by twinbubba:
I bought a gizmo at Home Depot garden dept. that had about a 4" piece of garden hose with a male hose fitting on one end and a ball valve on the other end. Next I found a brass fitting that had a male hose fitting on one end (to screw into the ball valve) and a " smooth nipple on the other end that fit snugly into a cut piece of garden hose. Next I went to the air compressor parts bin and got a quick connect nipple that had a hex head on the other end. I ground down the sharp corners off the hex so it fit more smoothly into the " cut hose. A couple of heater hose screw clamps and I had a device that will screw into my TH city water connection and quick connect to my air compressor hose. I liked the idea of having an air shutoff at the TH since my TH is in the back yard and the compressor is in my garage at the front of the house. Worked great.



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Hey TB:

Good deal...looks great! But for us SoCal'rs that are just starting our camping season, can you give us some idea how adding air achieves the winterization you're looking for? I'm curious! Does it make it easier to rid the system of air?

Thanks!

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WWFan, the only thing you SoCal'rs know about freezing is the brain freeze you get when you pick up the Wellers on ice.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by twinbubba:
WWFan, the only thing you SoCal'rs know about freezing is the brain freeze you get when you pick up the Wellers on ice.

TB </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Now thats funny, I don't care who you are!

"0" here tonight TB and I have between 10" and two ft of snow, depending on where you walk, drifts, you know. and I'm hoping for

Darn, almost forgot...Lost the carport too, weight of the snow was too much for it. Something else to clean up now. Whats a redneck to do without a carport!
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