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Old 05-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Air tank size

I've read my manual multiple times and I could not find the capacity of the air tank on a 2000 Diplomat 40 PBD. I was thinking of using it with impact driver for emergency. If any one has specifications would be greatly appreciated? I've used it to fill my tires but dont know if it's capable of running some air tools.
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According to what size , it will run a 1/2 with no problem but you would need a regulator I think 120# would be a bit much for a air impac
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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As you probably know, pneumatic tools (impact driver or air rachet) need two things to work well: air pressure and air flow-rate.

Our rigs have the 100-or-so pounds of pressure needed for such tools, but typically cannot sustain the flow rate (quantity) of air needed by the tool. Short bursts possibly. There's nothing like removing 3 lug nuts from a wheel....and then waiting 90 seconds for the rig's air to re-charge so you can remove the other two lug nuts.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #4
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Actually 120 lbs. is no big deal for an impact. I run the 2 in my shop @150. Your MH compressor typically goes into the unloading stage @ around 125 PSI and will not be in the loading stage until around 90 PSI. The air tanks are not that large. If you are planning on removing your lug nuts I would look for another method. They are probably torqued to 400 plus ft. lbs. You really need a large air compressor.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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The air impact tool I have has a requirement of 90 psi max. This is only for emergency as when we get to some areas in northern Wis. no signal could be have in the cabin. Being able to do some DIY still is the American way.. Good to know that I don't need a regulator.
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If your Diplomat has the same size as my Holiday rambler and this is a look at them and guess size. I would say in the 2-4 gallon range between the two tanks.

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Old 05-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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4 gallons is not much, but in the middle of nowhere would be better than none. I just want to make sure that it is even possible as lugging a compressor for the what if's in life is not what I would want. Again thank you much for the advise....
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As you probably know, pneumatic tools (impact driver or air rachet) need two things to work well: air pressure and air flow-rate.

Our rigs have the 100-or-so pounds of pressure needed for such tools, but typically cannot sustain the flow rate (quantity) of air needed by the tool. Short bursts possibly. There's nothing like removing 3 lug nuts from a wheel....and then waiting 90 seconds for the rig's air to re-charge so you can remove the other two lug nuts.
Other two?
Mine has 10 i think....
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