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Old 11-25-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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A lesson learned ...pls read....

Me and Willa hit the road today and before we left I checked the pressure in my tires and noted that it was about 80 lbs on all tires so I broke out my ''New Compressor'' in the side pocket of my coach and my ''New 50'' foot air hose and the ''new air chuck'' and started airing up my tires. The back tandems were a P.I.A. because I have not put the extenders on the valve stems yet but I eventually got every thing pumped up nicely. I was real proud of myself and my ''New Compressor'' because it did a really good job and it will pump to 125 psi in a flash. I went to put the compressor back in the compartment and decided it would be a good idea to unhook the hose using the ''quick connect'' devise I put on the compressor. Without thinking I reached over and just pulled the ''quick connect'' fitting releasing the connector and the hose. Now remember this, this hose had 125 psi on it and it is 50 feet long and it will hold a large ''volume of air'' at 125 psi. When the connector came out of the compressor it shot around like a whip. It missed me on the second pass by inches and I admit that if that metal fitting would have hit me it would not have been pretty. It could have just ruined my wonderful looks and maybe broke my glasses also.


All this information is free 'cause I dont want no body to get hurt, or maybe lose an eye.....

Everyone please do this .......

I think we should bring our young men and women home by Christmas.

I'm gonna write to someone about this .....


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Old 11-25-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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I have on board air to air up my tires. I have a quick release and a valve. I always shut off the valve then take a key and press the schrader chuck to release the air pressure in the hose before I unhook the hose.

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:14 PM   #3
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So glad you weren't injured!
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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Well, SeaJay,
Even if I'd not read your posts, I'd know that you wern't a Snipe! I'll bet when you were a new boot on your boat you got sent to the engine room for a bucket of steam! Glad all the hose did was fly around & make you duck & change your drawers!!!
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:26 AM   #5
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Glad you didnt get hurt... but ... doesnt that compressor have a dump valve? It should have at least a drain valve and a safety valve, both of which you can open to dump the pressure.
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A Deck-Ape for sure.

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