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
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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It is a two ton system. and without doing a heat load Calculation and not knowing the heat load It would not be anything but a guess. But if everything is working properly and the system is clean and with good duct work, than it should be big enough for the size of your house.
You left that question rather vague. Are you asking what material? or What size? I normally would run one size larger pipe size than the outlet on the tank, unless the distance is great. You would connect to the tank outlet which is usually 1/2 way up the side of the tank. Use only black iron or copper pipe, plastic pipe is not strong enough for compressed air. There is some plasic tubing rated for air, but that looks sloppy and isn't inexpensive eitehr. Also put a "FRL" between the compressor and piping (FRL=filter regulator lubricator).
A dehumidifier heats and cools the air to remove moisture. Most are like a small air cond. The Condenser coil is right in front of the evap.coil. So the compressor may not be coming on. Does it sound the same as before? It may be low on freon. You will have to get in there and listen and feel the lines at or near the compressor, Learn how to get down in there to the compressor. Run it for 10 Mins. unplug it, open it up, and feel the lines. Some lines should be or can be HOT to the touch. Some should be cool. The smaller the line the hotter it should be, and the compressor should be warm (to hot) to the touch. repost for more info.
I have worked on many makitacompressors and have run-across this problem on a few of them. Your compressor has a check valve that is supposed to hold tank pressure after the switch reaches set pressure. There is an unloader valve built into the pressure switch that releases the pressure in the discharge hose after the unit shuts off. The unloaderallows the compressor to restart with-out any pressure in the discharge line. If the brass check valve is leaking pressure back into the system, air will leak out of the unloader valve. Follow the discharge line to the tank and you will see the brass check valve. To test valve for fault, run the compressor till it builds around 80 psi and unplug the unit from the wall outlet. Remove the 1/4" hose connector from the check valve and check for air leaking out of the valve. If it is leaking you can order form www.toolpartsdirect.com. or call the makita 1-800 number. The price is about the same. Good Luck on your repair.
Most compressors with the problem that you are having suffer from leaking valves. As in a gasoline engine, leaking valves will lower efficiency. Valves in a compressor are in the form of reeds that seal against valve plate. Leaking reed valves or gaskets will increase the discharge air temperture. Inspect these parts with a magnifying lense. Look for evidense of wear or leaks. Also look for signs of air leaking from one cylinder to the other thru gaskets. Replace valve plate as necessary. Simple test, as your compressor is filling, check the intake for strong suction; as it neers the 92 psi mark suction will probably deminish if you have leaking valves. If suction remains strong at 92psi then you have a leak at the discharge side. Check with soapy water on all parts. Good luck
With that low of a setting it will most likely be kicking in alot more often. Most people run their dehumidifiers between 60-65%. It is a matter of preference. Also some basements hold out moisture more than others. There could be alot of variables affecting this. One thing you need to make sure is that you have the correct placement. Make sure you dont keep it near the sump pump or any other standing water because those areas have more humidity due to the water being there. Also make sure it is not in an area like a laundry room because when your washing machine despenses water it is despensing moisture into the air. I try to keep it at a central location if at all possible and away from areas that have water. If you found this solution helpful please rate it when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101