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Offline wptski

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Re: More HVLP Help - Orange Peel
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2016, 01:32 PM »
I think this is the key point.

Leader hose or "whip" sections do nothing to cool the air passing through to the cap.  They are less likely to melt and deform (this has happened to us at the turbine end of the main line in the past) and tending the hose while operating the gun is more practical.

Most HVLP's (I think with the exception of the Earlex) that we have ever used have had whips.

It would be cool if there was a hose that would cool the air inside it though. But wouldn't that cause condensation and then we'd need to add an inline moisture trap at the gun?

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I always thought that was one additional function of a whip, dissipate heat also?

I've had a 6' whip blow off repeatedly while on a 25' hose while outside in the sun while I was spraying in the shade.  I also had a 10' whip connected to the 6'.  I swapped them and it didn't blow off again.
Bill
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: More HVLP Help - Orange Peel
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2016, 03:25 PM »



As I understand it the heat dissipation is built into the turbine on the Q5. I read the specs as it cools the turbine, not the air cap air temperature.

The 6' leader hose that comes with the unit came with the Q4. It's a leader used between the main hose and the gun. I use a 25' leader hose, rarely have the heavier (blue) hose on the unit.

http://www.amazon.com/25-HVLP-Turbine-Air-Hose/dp/B000LDN0EO

Tom
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I think this is the key point.

Leader hose or "whip" sections do nothing to cool the air passing through to the cap.  They are less likely to melt and deform (this has happened to us at the turbine end of the main line in the past) and tending the hose while operating the gun is more practical.

Most HVLP's (I think with the exception of the Earlex) that we have ever used have had whips.

It would be cool if there was a hose that would cool the air inside it though. But wouldn't that cause condensation and then we'd need to add an inline moisture trap at the gun?

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Being a feeble old man, the main hose is to heavy for me. That's why I use just the 25' leader in most cases.

Tom

Offline wptski

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Re: More HVLP Help - Orange Peel
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2016, 10:01 PM »
I got that from Roger Phelps but he has some contradicting info now there.  It mentions that the short heat hose comes with all 5-stages systems but under the 5-stage systems it states that it comes with 25' High Temp Hose (No need for a Heat hose)!  He's had mistakes before which I've caught and he corrected so this just might be another one.
Roger Phelps says that when the Fuji 5-stage first came out a 3' heat hose was included but now replaced with a 25' heat hose.
Bill
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