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Tommy MM
11-29-2012, 07:23 PM
On a Hobbyair, what is the shortest length of hose you can run,and be safe?

Len
11-29-2012, 10:12 PM
On a Hobbyair, what is the shortest length of hose you can run,and be safe?

The hose serves a couple different purposes.... 1.) It transports the air from the pump to your mask. 2.) It helps cool the air and 3.) It lowers the volume and pressure of the air as it travels the length of the hose.

So if you shorten the hose the temperature of the air will increase and the amount and pressure of the air at the mask will increase. To answer your question I'd say that the one section of 40 foot hose would probably be my shortest for most models but you could use a shorter hose if you put a "Y" connector and valve at the pump to bleed off excess air.