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Propane to run air tools

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Hanson female air quick coupler screwed onto propane POL with male 1/4” BSPT. 

 

Vapour pressure of propane is 850 kilopascal and propane expands 270 times from liquid to vapour hence ideal to power air tools when compressed air is unavailable. 

 

Not recommended indoors. Unsuitable for smokers. 

 

POL came all the way from China. Cost only £3.50 with air mail. 

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Spark inside the metal body or anywhere else... Goodnight Vienna

Nothing in my mind tells me this advisable or safe.

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I used my contraption successfully last week to power a nail gun when reparing a fence.  Still allive to tell the tale.

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I guess it's much like using gasoline for a cleaning agent.  You will get away with it for a while ...........

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awesome idea.....until someone uses it to nail up panelling in their basement suite....lol

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try the air nailer at night ..you might be surprised at the sparks it makes

 

probably safe enough for outside though..i just wouldnt do it 

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One can also fill an mt propane tank with compressed air. Much reduced run time results but safe enough for indoors use and for filling tyres. 

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On 2019-06-01 at 6:24 AM, tolsen said:

I used my contraption successfully last week to power a nail gun when reparing a fence.  Still allive to tell the tale.

 

I've seen lots of sparks when using nail guns before. Proceed with caution.

 

Using CO2 would be a much smarter option.

Edited by darren

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Surely air is in plentiful supply?

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2 hours ago, Chopper said:

Surely air is in plentiful supply?

Yes, but compressed air is not unless you have a running compressor.  

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And ru ning a compressor, or even a dive bottle, is difficult because...? 

 

I fear I may be missing something?

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15 hours ago, Chopper said:

And ru ning a compressor, or even a dive bottle, is difficult because...? 

 

I fear I may be missing something?

You obviously are unable to read and understand.  All is explained in first post second paragraph. 

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15 hours ago, Chopper said:

I fear I may be missing something?

Potentially a hand, arm, face and life if you try this!

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