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Old 08-04-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Help before I kill myself or some else

I found the female connecter to the air system in the generator compartment and decided to put some air in my granddaughters bike tire. When I tried to insert a male end it required a bit of force. I got it part way in and was hit with a blast of high pressure air which sent the male end flying.

What am I doing wrong? Is there a lever to close off the system? Should I completely let the air out and re-pressurize? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:59 PM   #2
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There are a couple of different male connectors. You probably have the wrong one.

Look at them closely below and see the difference.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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Check the max pressure the bike tire can take and also check what the pressure is coming from the system to that male fitting. You ought to have an adjustable regulator with input (tank) pressure reading on one gauge and oultet-line pressure on the other. Set the output to less than the bike tire's max to start with, then increase as needed.

With a compressed air set-up it's very easy to blow the bike tire to bits in a couple of seconds.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:01 PM   #5
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Let some presure out of the air tanks. There is some where around 100 to 125, but also let all the presure out then check to make sure you have the correct quick connectfitting.
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I have the one on the far right. Presumably I need the more rounded tip?

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Check the max pressure the bike tire can take and also check what the pressure is coming from the system to that male fitting. You ought to have an adjustable regulator with input (tank) pressure reading on one gauge and oultet-line pressure on the other. Set the output to less than the bike tire's max to start with, then increase as needed.

With a compressed air set-up it's very easy to blow the bike tire to bits in a couple of seconds.
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I like the idea of a pressure regulator and gauge. Can these be obtained at any big box store or on line? Can you shoot me a link or photo?

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Old 08-04-2014, 04:09 PM   #8
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seeg,

Were you trying to insert the air hose fitting with the coach or generator running?

If so try it with the coach & generator turned off. After insertion, start the coach up.
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Also remember there are gas QC (quick connect) as well as Air QC. And neither the two shall fit... I tried to inflate my kids swim toy with propane, thankfully the air hose was too small for the propane QC. Ya, bad dad!


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Old 08-04-2014, 06:35 PM   #10
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Biggest thing is making sure that you AIR connectors; GAS connectors are different and as someone already mentioned, they are NOT compatible. It took me several mistakes until I finally got it right.

At 125+ lbs of pressure you are playing with fire. Connecting/disconnecting even the correct hose fittings can lose you a couple of front teeth. Just make SURE you have a VERY firm grip on the hose coupling you are trying to insert.

Otherwise it could be shot outta there with about the same force as a 45 calibre bullet. Well, maybe not quite that bad, but you get the idea.

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