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OOPS. I just noticed you are a Duuuky.

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Well, it got hot enough to ignite, causing a fire and destroying itself, and the nearby area.
Well, I don't know about anyone else's, but mine has an over temp switch. If the thing got hot enough to burn down, there was defiantly some other problem. Although I understand flukes happen. How could you possibly shut down everything, every time? Lots of things in your house run by themselves. Fridges, heating systems, A/C, etc. At our house, we leave the ultimate appliance running when we're not there; the wood stove.

But I agree, if the compressor leaks, and it comes on in the middle of the night, why not just shut it off? I tend to just unplug the air hoses, the rest of the system is pretty tight.
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Well, I don't know about anyone else's, but mine has an over temp switch. If the thing got hot enough to burn down, there was defiantly some other problem. Although I understand flukes happen. How could you possibly shut down everything, every time? Lots of things in your house run by themselves. Fridges, heating systems, A/C, etc. At our house, we leave the ultimate appliance running when we're not there; the wood stove.

But I agree, if the compressor leaks, and it comes on in the middle of the night, why not just shut it off? I tend to just unplug the air hoses, the rest of the system is pretty tight.
Why is it when there is some type of warning that something bad could happen, there's always an explanation from someone why it couldn't happen to them.

Well, I'm glad this couldn't happen to you. In many cases heat causes a fire in an electrical unit, and fire could be from electrical shorting. So, we are glad it couldn't happen to you.





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Mmmm, never said it couldn't happen to me. Just that it's unlikely. And with a wood stove running, that's way more likely to cause a fire than a air compressor. Just sayin'. But you are more than welcome to unplug whatever you want.
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Mmmm, never said it couldn't happen to me. Just that it's unlikely. And with a wood stove running, that's way more likely to cause a fire than a air compressor. Just sayin'.
Mmmm two sources.

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But you are more than welcome to unplug whatever you want.
Oh, I do...religiously.




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I shut everything in my shop down every night before I leave. As others have said, it just isn't worth the all the bad things that could happen. It would take me longer to walk to the phone, pick it up, and dial 911 than it would to just flip a couple of switches. Not doing something so simple just doesn't make any sense.

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Someone from Duke University or nearby. Mostly a local term generated by other nearby colleges.

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You what? You ever heard of a off/off switch? or unplugging the unit at night.

OOPS. I just noticed you are a Duuuky.

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My compressor is electric, oil-less, 20 gal. Regular disconnect fittings to the hose going to the reel on the wall, and the same at the tool. The reel leaks internally slightly and the connect at the compressor will leak some if there is any sideways strain on the hose. The leaks are sufficient to make the compressor run for about 60 seconds or so every 24 hours. I have impact tools and a die grinder that I use every 2 years or so, but the main use is blowing dust off sanded wood. The quick disconnects ARE a 2 handed affair, but even with my arthritic hands and fingers I get the job done. The shop is in the 2 car garage, everything on wheels, with 2 electric outlets installed in the ceiling and power strips around each table. When it comes time to shut down and bring the car in
I simply pull the plugs from the ceiling and push the tables over to the side. All power is shut off at night, except the compressor, in the side room. OMG, there's oxy/acet bottles in there too.

I turned 21 years old in prison, and have attended the University of Hardknox every since, where I gained a PhD in BS. I've engineered the construction of nuclear power plants, hospitals, oil refineries, and so on. (Also have been the "Safety Man" on a few of the sites.) I am now 70 years old, completely retired to my wood shop. I am at home 24/7, save for a occasional trip to the likker/beer store.

I'm not sure of TooPicky's situation with air tools, but he must use them a lot, hence the need/desire for easier/better connections. But my needs only require a $1.50 fitting as opposed to a $35.00 fitting. I hope TP finds what he wants.

As for me, I know when to turn my compressor off. (BTW George, mine doesn't have an "off/off" (sic) switch.

And like cabinetman, I'm not sure what a Duuuky is, but I bet it has something to do with a little school here in town.

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http://www.coastairbrush.com/proddet...USK202&cat=833

Those are the couplings I have and really like. They attach to several styles and designs of male stems and they don't leak. The stem snaps straight in easily.
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I have couplings that just plug together, but they're even harder to pull the collar back to release them. When you do, the collar stays back til something is plugged into it.
Just so my compressor doesn't run all night from a burst hose, I just close the valve and walk out the door. Pretty simple.
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