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Offline gdoten

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Re: Staple guns cause cancer
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2013, 12:58:17 PM »
Geez I forgot to mention that I noticed the hose going from the compressor motor to the tank, when initially filling up the tank, gets wicked hot. I mean that little hose must be at least 100-120 degress F, maybe more! Hopefully that's normal?

And the air gun leaks where it screws onto the coupler. Is there some sort of tape to make a better seal with the threads, analogous to that white plumbing tape maybe?

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Re: Staple guns cause cancer
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2013, 01:13:14 PM »
The white plumbing tape is teflon tape and it's what you're looking for...just a couple of wraps around the threads before you screw it in and you're good to go. As for the hot tube, I've had them that do that and ones that do not. When in doubt ask the  folks where you bought it.

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Re: Staple guns cause cancer
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2013, 02:49:52 AM »
Any time you compress air you create heat.  Ask any Diesel engine mechanic if this is so.  If it is the tube running from the compressor to the air storage tank that is not a problem.  If you have an oil bath for the moving parts of the comprressor keep an eye ball on the oil level.

Also get into th habit of flushing or purging the water that accumulates in the hoses and compressor tank.  Doing this will help the motor, your compressor, the air tank, and your air tools last much longer.