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    Oct 2005
    North Central Indiana

    Default black pipe airlines and the crud that develops in them

    Black pipe airlines and the crud that develops in them.
    Seems aluminum piping the air compressor companies are offering is the way to go these days if you are building a new shop or thinking about redoing your airlines. The picture shows a line that was only a few years old. Granted the picture probably depicts a worse case scenario but the science is real. At least a 1/2" air hose strung along a shops' wall on an angle with a filter and water separator on the end won't develop rust and hold moisture. Copper corrodes, stainless has carbon in it that could react to acids over time.

    aluminum airline
    Last edited by tackit; 06-19-2013 at 10:59 AM.

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