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Old 15th Feb 2018, 11:55 am   #61
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Euro connectors are now very common and flow better than standard PCL. There is a better version of PCL which I think is called "XF" but the Euro are easily available and inexpensive. Liddl and Aldi tools come with a Euro fitting as standard, so why not use it?

All my tools are now converted to Euro from PCL.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 12:47 pm   #62
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Like I said, it was popular option mentioned when I asked about connector types, so I chose it. My choice mind, not blaming anyone (!) and in any case, PCL components are high quality, so I'm quite happy. Plus I have that inline adapter/converter unit, so I'm able to connect with most items including my next door neighbour's kit that is Euro.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 1:45 pm   #63
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For domestic use, it is of little importance, however when you are trying to run a spraygun and air fed mask from the supply, little things like that that can make all the difference.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 2:17 pm   #64
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The way that regulator control is configured, then screwing it clockwise would appear to be the way to 'block off' that airway? Of course my 'logic' may be wrong. I don't want to switch it on full blast at my first attempt!
I wouldn't think that it would matter that much. It will take the tank a while to fill up so you won't get max. pressure immediately anyway. While the pressure is building up you can play around with the regulator if you're not sure which way the adjustment works.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 8:50 pm   #65
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With a pressure regulator, it is nothing to do with blocking airways. The knob acts on a spring pressing a diaphragm against a valve. The spring balances the inlet and output pressures in conjunction with the valve to achieve the desired result.
For more info, look here:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressure_regulator

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Old 15th Feb 2018, 8:58 pm   #66
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Thanks Les. So, anti-clockwise it is then to turn the pressure to minimum.
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All the required connectors eventually arrived, duly fitted and the beast was fired up. Blimey, it can be quite daunting not to mention a tad scary! Firstly, as has been said, these things are quite noisy and you get quite a shock when you first fire one up. I also tested the safety valve as advised to do so and it nearly took my face off! Anyway, all was to the script and equipped with my air tool I blasted out a very dusty, dirty hifi receiver. Jesus, this thing has power in buckets, talk about remove dust? it can lift paint! (well almost). I did notice that when used continuously, or nearly, the reservoir pressure and hence the output pressure drops as a result, although not in any way problematic for my purposes.

Thanks for the advice and guidance everyone who contributed to this thread.
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