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    Thread: Water traps that don't suck?

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      07-15-2012 09:36 PM #1
      So yesterday I installed my second compressor. Today, the Parker one I had blew apart where the drain catch attaches to the block. I went out and got another, same thing happened. And it's only become a problem since I put the second compressor on, same side as well.

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      07-15-2012 10:08 PM #2
      You aren't exceeding their psi levels are you?
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      07-15-2012 10:12 PM #3
      how much pressure you running? Get yourself the metal bowl ones.

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      07-15-2012 10:51 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      You aren't exceeding their psi levels are you?
      Quote Originally Posted by rgarjr View Post
      how much pressure you running? Get yourself the metal bowl ones.
      They're rated for 150PSI, and airlift v2's minimum tank pressure is 150PSI (which is what I keep my 5 gallon at). Care to post an example of the metal ones?

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      07-15-2012 10:51 PM #5
      Those see through parker ones are only rated to 150psi. Even though they should hold more technically i wouldn't run a plastic one to that pressure. Metal SMC ones, i have 3 of them, rated to 150psi, run them at 200 psi all the time

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      07-15-2012 11:24 PM #6
      That's odd that you only run 150psi and they blow. Do they just blow up what happens?

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      07-15-2012 11:32 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by MechEngg View Post
      Those see through parker ones are only rated to 150psi. Even though they should hold more technically i wouldn't run a plastic one to that pressure. Metal SMC ones, i have 3 of them, rated to 150psi, run them at 200 psi all the time
      If they're rated to 150PSI, I'd imagine they should hold to it at least. Not good to know that they can't handle what they're rated to


      Quote Originally Posted by rgarjr View Post
      That's odd that you only run 150psi and they blow. Do they just blow up what happens?
      It was fine until I added the second compressor, but they each have their own traps, so I don't know why only this compressor is blowing water traps. I had a slow leak in the morning, parked for 20 minutes and noticed that my tank was empty, filled it back up, and headed home to check for the leak. On the way back, it just completely blew as in the picture. The second one is leaking heavily around the bowl (as the last one was), so I'm sure that's right behind it.

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      07-16-2012 12:33 PM #8
      I went ahead and purchased two metal SMC traps through Bag Riders today (As Will suggested the AVS ones have more failures).

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      07-16-2012 12:40 PM #9
      I had Numatics for a few months before they both took a crap on me, I went through 3 Parkers in one week before I said **** that and ordered SMC.

      Go with SMC.

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      07-16-2012 12:41 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by RobbS View Post
      I went ahead and purchased two metal SMC traps through Bag Riders today (As Will suggested the AVS ones have more failures).
      Just saw this.

      Good choice.

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      07-16-2012 02:54 PM #11
      Go with the SMC water traps. I got 2 on my car, for each compressor
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      07-16-2012 03:06 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by RobbS View Post
      They're rated for 150PSI, and airlift v2's minimum tank pressure is 150PSI (which is what I keep my 5 gallon at). Care to post an example of the metal ones?
      Running a trap rated at 150psi at the maximum usable pressure (150psi), will wear out the parts faster and greatly reduce the life span of the product. It's like running your motor at redline 100% of the time.

    13. 07-16-2012 04:09 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by RobbS View Post
      I went ahead and purchased two metal SMC traps through Bag Riders today (As Will suggested the AVS ones have more failures).
      WOW! This is the first time I've ever heard of the AVS all aluminum water traps having failures. Will, would you mind calling us and letting us know what kind of problems ur having since we have NEVER had a water trap returned to us for any reason.

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      07-16-2012 04:54 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@ORT View Post
      Running a trap rated at 150psi at the maximum usable pressure (150psi), will wear out the parts faster and greatly reduce the life span of the product. It's like running your motor at redline 100% of the time.
      I have been running my SMC WT for over a year at 200psi no issues. Its like running a GT3076R @ 25psi on stock rods (And not blowing).





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      07-16-2012 05:01 PM #15
      There's always one in the bunch

      We had a long chat with our Parker rep about using their low pressure traps at 150psi consistently. His response was something to the effect of 'it's totally feasible but not recommended as it will cause excessive wear and shortened life span of the product'.

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      07-16-2012 05:04 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Slo.Mo.Shun View Post
      I have been running my SMC WT for over a year at 200psi no issues. Its like running a GT3076R @ 25psi on stock rods (And not blowing).





      Yet...
      I have 3 SMC water traps that i have been running at 200psi and nothing bad has happened, zero leaking and zero problems with them.

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      07-16-2012 05:09 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by da_mod_fodda View Post
      WOW! This is the first time I've ever heard of the AVS all aluminum water traps having failures. Will, would you mind calling us and letting us know what kind of problems ur having since we have NEVER had a water trap returned to us for any reason.

      JEFF@AVS
      Oh lame. I wanted the AVS traps over the SMC ones, was even willing to shell out the extra money for them. I only sprung on the SMC's since I was told they failed less. Oh well, live and learn. Down the road it's always another option.



      Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@ORT View Post
      There's always one in the bunch

      We had a long chat with our Parker rep about using their low pressure traps at 150psi consistently. His response was something to the effect of 'it's totally feasible but not recommended as it will cause excessive wear and shortened life span of the product'.
      I assumed as such. I had had my air on for less than a month, so I assumed that something rated at 150PSI would be burst tested a bit higher and hold. Oh well, what's done is done.
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