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Worst fear materialized: Compressor blowup

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Hello,

Yesterday afternoon, I was running my compressor as usual, to fill up my portable tank so I could paint at night, as usual. When the tank was reaching 100 psi, where it stops, all of a sudden

BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!

PSssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

A hose connector failure sent the hose whiplashing and missed me by a few inches. Now that my heart is back again working, I assesed the damage and need to get a few parts from the hardware store.

Thanks,

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Thats pretty cool.

In the auto shop back at my high school the couplings would shoot off the hoses from time to time because the teached didnt secure them properly. Needless to say they went about 10 feet and then 150psi comes rushing out of the hose.

When that happens, I just let it go. The shop needed dusting.

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I work in a shop and see that all the time!!! You never really get used to it though!!! At least nobody got hurt!!!! Whipping hoses can put a wallop on your legs!!!!

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Wow, that's a little scary. Lucky you didn't get hurt. Hope you get it fixed and that doesn't happen again.

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Safety First -- excuses never excuse....Zeb's Rules

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I've never had a connector just come apart, the ones that happen me alot are when I don't move the airhose before I start welding. The sudden hissing and you can't see what it is because of your helmet is blocking your view that direction, that'll make your heart skip a beat or two!! :lol:

Rick

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UPDATE:

Specialty Ultra Brass super duper couplings and related hardware:$8

Heavy duty DOT approved, hydraulic tested, truck manufacturer recommended, braided, oil gas and atomic fallout resistant, gazillion psi proof, lined, super duper mega strenght synthetic itshouldneverblowinium hose: $4

Having the compressor back working without safety concerns: PRICELESS

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