TOOLS & INSTALLATION - FASTPIPE and MAXLINE
ALUMINUM AIR PIPE INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
Always use an AIR PURIFICATION FILTER UNIT to keep contaminants out of the aluminum air pipe system.
USE A JUMPER HOSE at the air compressor to absorb vibration.
Assemble all NPT threads with two wraps of TEFLON tape and then PIPE SEALANT which prevents tread galling.
CHECK that all fittings are fully tightened before pressurizing the system for the first time. At initial installation pressurize system slowly to 50 psi and check for leaks then pressurize slowly to MAXIMUM psi rating. Take extra precaution with END CAP INSTALLATION, double check that these fittings are tightened fully.
FASTPIPE can be bent to conform around minor obstacles to a maximum of 15 degrees. DO NOT OVER-BEND.
Secure FASTPIPE or MAXLINE at a minimum of every 10' and 6" on either side of a compression fitting.
FASTPIPE, MAXLINE, and RAPID-AIR outlets are designed for the direct pulling force of air hoses. Other fittings attached to hoses should always be secured with a STRAIN RELIEF attached to the building structure.
After the first 48 to 96 hours of operation check all the fittings by re-tightening all the cone nuts as these may have loosened due to settling of the piping and components.
FASTPIPE INSTALLATION STEPS
CUT PIPE TO LENGTH with tubing cutter (cut must be square) (DO NOT USE HACKSAW)
Moisture drain at bottom
Front of block is ported 1/2" NPT Female (x2)
DEBURR the end of the pipe outside and inside (a smooth edge allows easy fitting assembly and no damage to the fitting o-ring)
MARK THE END OF THE PIPE for the proper insertion depth 3/4" fitting: 2 inches 1" fitting: 2 3/4 inches 1 1/2" fitting: 4 inches 2" fitting: 4 3/4 inches
WET END OF PIPE with a very diluted soapy water DO NOT USE ANY OIL OR GREASE LUBRICANT
LOOSEN FITTING CONE NUT PARTIALLY LOOK INSIDE EACH FITTING FOR INNER PARTS (inner parts, o-ring, stainless steel bite ring)
TAB MUST ALIGN TO NOTCH
INSERT PIPE into fitting until pipe bottoms out HAND TIGHTEN fitting FULLY TIGHTEN fitting with FASTPIPE spanner wrenches
FASTPIPE SADDLE DROP INSTALLATION
Position saddle drop opposite the side of the pipe that needs the hole.
Tighten securely and mark the pipe by the raised locating mark on the fitting.
Mark the pipe both horizontally and vertically along the fitting edge.
Drill thru one side of pipe with the drill bit, using the hole in the fitting as a locator.
Insert the saddle drop gasket into the molded cavity.
Position the saddle drop over the drilled hole with aligning marks, tighten securely.
Attach the necessary drop pipe or threaded adapter.
FASTPIPE SADDLE DROP INSTALLATION TIPS
System must be de-pressurized before installing, wear eye protection
The drop can be used in any position on the pipe
Avoid putting the hole at the bottom of the pipe to prevent condensate or debris to enter the pipe
To prevent chips from entering the pipe interior, stop drilling occasionally and blow out chips, grease the end of the drilling tool
Allen wrench for tightening is 6mm size
FASTPIPE MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT
MAXLINE INSTALLATION STEPS
1.) CUT the tubing square with the cutter. ROTATING wrist while cutting.
2.) BEVEL the inside of the tubing by inserting the renaming tool and rotating it at lease 2 full turns
- Use peg #32 for 1" tubing
- Use peg #25 for 3/4" tubing
- Use peg #16 for 1/2" tubing
Remove nut and split ring from fitting and place on tubing.
3.)PUSH the fitting onto the tubing and fully against the shoulder of the fitting (soapy water will help this process)
4.)TURN the nut finger tight. Put a reference mark on the nut and fitting body.
5.) TIGHTEN nut with wrench a minimum 3/4 of a turn or until tight.
Regulate system pressure to a maximum of 175 psi.
Pressurize system slowly.
Turn off air compressor when not is use.
Check local building codes before installation.
Compressed air is dangerous is not used properly.
Do not point compressed air source at any part of your body or at any person.
Always use eye protection when using compressed air.
CA PROP 65: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.