- How to Connect Two Air Compressor Tanks
- Step One: Remove the valve on the first tank
- Step Two: Attach hose couplers onto each tank using bolts
- Step Three: Check for any leaks
- Step Four: Fill up both tanks equally (to 80%)
- Step Five: Attach new valve stem cores to each end (to prevent leakage)
- Step Six: Attach new pressure release valves (to reduce tank damage)
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Many people are unaware of how to connect two air compressor tanks. When you have two compressed air sources, it is important that they are connected correctly in order for them to work properly. This blog post will discuss the steps needed to connect your tanks and get back to work!
How to Connect Two Air Compressor Tanks
The 6 steps we are going to discuss here will show the best way of connecting two air compressor tanks together. The procedure is very simple, but there are some things that should be considered before doing it.
Step One: Remove the valve on the first tank
The first thing you need to do is remove the valve from one of your air compressor tanks. This will allow for all of the pressure to be removed and make it easier to attach both ends together.
Make sure that there are no tools or anything else inside this opening, as they could fall into open space between them, which would cause damage later when filled with compressed air again. The best way to deal with this is by covering up either end (the holes) with tape, so nothing goes in there while moving around both pieces of equipment.
Step Two: Attach hose couplers onto each tank using bolts
Take two hose couplers and place them over their respective valves located at each end of your tanks. You should then attach them together with two bolts and use a wrench to tighten the nuts up as much as possible (until they stop). Make sure that you don’t over-tighten these couplers because this could cause damage to your tanks.
The size of the hose coupler you need will depend on the type or brand of compressor tank both ends are located at. If an adjustable one is used, make it, so it’s very tight but not too loose either; there needs to be some tension pressure in order for compressed air to flow through properly.
Step Three: Check for any leaks
Before filling up your new connected air line with compressed gas, take a quick look around each end just in case something might have leaked out during assembly. If there are any leaks, tighten the hose couplers a bit more until they seal up completely and you can’t hear or see air coming out anymore.
Even if everything seems fine at this point, it’s still recommended that you wait for about ten minutes before moving on to step four just in case something might happen later down the line with your new connected tank system.
Step Four: Fill up both tanks equally (to 80%)
After double-checking each end of your connection for possible problems or leakage, then go ahead and fill them both up with compressed gas by either attaching an auxiliary regulator/gauge set-up onto each one separately using some Teflon tape on all threaded connections first.
Otherwise, attach one gauge directly to one tank with Teflon tape only on the connections, and then attach a hose onto it so you can fill up both tanks at once.
This is recommended because if one tank was filled more than another during this process, there could be an imbalance of pressure between them when using them together in your paintball gun which wouldn’t allow for good output airflow.
Step Five: Attach new valve stem cores to each end (to prevent leakage)
After filling up all necessary compressed gas into both ends of your newly connected two-tank system, take some small pieces of cloth or even paper towel and stuff it inside any openings that were stripped by either bolts or couplers while assembling earlier.
Especially around whatever type of regulator set-up used to fill them both up with gas. This is to prevent any possible leakage during use later on when firing paintballs through your gun.
Step Six: Attach new pressure release valves (to reduce tank damage)
Finally, after you’ve stuffed all openings that were just created by tightening down bolts or hose couplers earlier. It’s recommended for safety purposes to also attach a small threaded valve stem core onto each end of this newly connected two-tank system so the excess compressed air can be released slowly in case anything goes wrong while using it again.
These are essential parts that should already come included with either one or both tanks being used here. Some may even have these installed from the factory as an additional feature they’re very expensive and high quality.
In conclusion, the best method for connecting two air compressor tanks is pretty simple and doesn’t take too long to perform. However, there are a few things you need to look out for so they don’t explode or leak while using them both in your paintball gun.
Suppose these steps were followed carefully by either an inexperienced person or a professional. In that case, it should work just fine, but if not done properly, it could cause problems later on down the line when firing paintballs into opponents during gameplay.
These six methods listed above will hopefully help any novice player learn how to successfully connect two air compressor tanks, which can be used in many different types of pneumatic tools with ease! Doing this makes one tank run off another without having to use all that excess compressed gas running through the first one.
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