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Finished installing a RapidAir compressed air delivery system, cranked on the compressor, and it leaks. Takes about an hour and a half for the compressor to cycle. At that rate, it should be rather easy to find, but thought I'd post it up here before I start looking for the leak in earnest to make sure that I didn't miss some trick in installing the fittings or if someone has some surefire bubble concoction... I was thinking either using some Dawn diluted down or stop by the dollar store and pick up some blowing bubbles... I used Teflon impregnated pipe dope on all the manifold fittings instead of tape. I do have a mismatch of quick disconnects that I've picked up over the years... might be time to marry them all up (same manufacturer)... I HATE FINDING LEAKS...!!!
I get leaks sometimes too but the best solution I have found is to turn the compressor off when I am not going to be in the shop for more than a hour. I cooked a real nice compressor a few years ago when one of my airlines burst in the middle of the night. My shop is detached from the house so I didn't hear it running. Most compressor motors are continuous duty but the pumps are not!:gar-Cr It was a hard lesson but one well learned. good pumps are not cheap. I always cut the breakers off for the compressor and the heater before leaving the shop.:wink_smil