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I am looking for an inexpensive way to run an air line form my compressor that is in my basement to my garage it is about a 60 ft distance. i have been using 3/8 hose but i loose a lot of volume over that distance

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  • stephen gosser Jun 29, 2009

    i use alot of high cfm tools (air sanders, Die girders, sandblaster) and when i run them over that length of hose they dont have the power that they have when i use a shorter hose. i have no problams running low demand tools like air rachets, impacts.
    i want to run a hard line from the compressor to the garage but i am looking for an inexpensive type of line


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    Dean May 11, 2010

    what do you mean by losing volume? You shouldn't lose any volume in theory as all volume is still contained within the hose and tank... Can you elaborate further?

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Three basic methods:
1.Run power to the garage and reclocate the compressor there.
2.Use 3/4" steel or copper pipe run under ground to move the air without loosing as much pressure.
**3. Keep doing what you are doing but...add a portable air tank at the end of the line. I would suggest 11 gallon and add a large diameter 1/2" or 3/4" ID hose that is only 12 feet off of that to reduce the loss of pressure. I even ran a 100 pound propane construction size tank (after cleaning it and refitting it with large diameter pipe) Use a "cross" piple to get air into and out of the tank. Just remove whatever the portable tank has on it and create your own setup. This really works well.

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