Air Requirments

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Air Requirments

Post by PCoco » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 pm

I have acquired and restored a type B Diaphone fire horn. Looking for ideas on how to set up an air system to power the horn. Can not seem to find an air compressor/tank with a one inch fitting to supply the horn. Any ideas helpful...

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Re: Air Requirments

Post by Jim » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:39 pm

I am sorry no one responded to your inquiry.
Although I did TOOT our Diaphones directly from the one inch port on a compressor, I think most of us use an intermediate receiver (tank) with a 1" outlet.
The size of the tank depends on how many times you want to disturb the neighbors at any one session.
I get two or three very satisfying TOOTs out of a 25 gallon tank pressurized to 75 PSI and regulated to 35.
I think Gamewell used 1000 gallon receivers in most installations!.

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