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Old 05-30-2011, 12:27 AM
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Question Correct Order for Air Compressor Filter/Regulator

I have a little Campbell-Hausfeld 60 gallon compressor. I am installing a new separate filter and regulator. Should the filter come first, before the regulator? Or, does it not matter?

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Old 05-30-2011, 12:32 AM
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I always put the filter first, to keep contaminants out of the regulator.


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Old 05-30-2011, 02:48 AM
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Thanks Dave Lee, I appreciate the help. On a side note, when I first saw Dave Lee....I thought I was seeing David Lee something else for a last name, and I thought I had seen you at Reunion Arena in Dallas, TX several years back! I was going to ask how Eddie, Alex and Michael were doing.

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:16 AM
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I put the compressor first then filter then a tee with one leg regulated and the other at tank pressure that way I can select filtered air with or without the regulator
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:34 AM
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TxDoc, first a good full port ball valve then a tee with a air chuck then the filter, then the regulator, and finally the oiler If required.
Most of the valves I have seen on compressors are cheap ones that start to leak through before long. I install valves as many places as I can to be able to have air if I need to work on part of the system.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:11 AM
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TxDoc, first a good full port ball valve then a tee with a air chuck then the filter, then the regulator, and finally the oiler If required.
Most of the valves I have seen on compressors are cheap ones that start to leak through before long. I install valves as many places as I can to be able to have air if I need to work on part of the system.
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Dan,

What brand do you use?, most of the time I use Apollo(s).


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What brand do you use?, most of the time I use Apollo(s).


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Jack, yep Apollo valves in everything from sweat to threaded, and brass to SS. They have given me the least amount of trouble over the years of any brand.
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Jack, yep Apollo valves in everything from sweat to threaded, and brass to SS. They have given me the least amount of trouble over the years of any brand.
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I set mine up in the Magic Garage, with a ball valve, a union so I can remove the stuff for maintenance. Then a t fitting for regulated nonlubricated air. I have a combo filter regulator. If seperate units put the filter first. Then I have a lubricator for running air tools. My compressor is a two stage, so tank pressure is above 150PSI. I don't have a unregulated connection
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