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lawncuttinfoo
10-10-2009, 12:03 PM
how much psi is needed to blow out 300 ft of 1/2" rubber hose?

lawncuttinfoo
10-10-2009, 01:52 PM
Or aprox. air compressor size needed.

KES
10-10-2009, 03:11 PM
I used to do this before I had a shop and I want to say it was around 20 psi. Do not hold me to it, but that is the number that comes to mind. What I did was hook up the air compressor to the tank and turn the supply hose from the tank off and slowly increase the pressure till I got a good flow of liquid coming out of the end and stopped. Of course I only had to do this every once in awhile because of the weather in Alabama.

Derek

nighthawk117
10-10-2009, 05:26 PM
It has nothing to do with psi, its the volume of air needed to fill the space and displace the fluid. :waving:

americanlawn
10-10-2009, 05:51 PM
We crank our 30 gallon air compressor up to 100 psi....way more than enough to blow the lines clean (use rubber tip for a nice fit). With our ride-on's, we empty out the liquid - then put in two gallons of RV anti-freeze, and run it through a little bit 'til the antifreeze comes through. Our warehouse is 60,000 cubic feet, so we don't spend the money to heat it. But we do store our ride-on's in a heated garage just cuz they are pricey machines.