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01-04-2012, 05:05 AM
Good Morning All.....Woke up to a chilly 23 degrees here in Ga this morning. I went out to my truck and started it but when my compressors came on the lines were frozen. I need to know how to un-freeze them early in the morning so i can get the tank filled and drive to work. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I Have 2 VI-AIR 440'S if that helps.
01-04-2012, 05:41 AM
I would run a hair drier and an extension cord. It shouldn't be too aggressive for the air lines but should be good enough to heat up and melt any ice in and around the valves and lines.
There are a number of things you can do to unfreeze something, depending on how extreme you need to be. Here in Labrador we have to either keep our water running or use something to heat the pipes to keep our water pipes from freezing. Just think of that 23 degrees...and drop it by 83 total degrees backwards to -60 and you get down to Labradors coldest average temperature for this time of year.
01-04-2012, 11:40 AM
You can run nitrogen if your lines do not leek. When it has happened to me I just let the truck run for awhile the heat from the exhaust should warm it up.
I would put a switch on you copmressors (along with your psi switch). if the compressers freeze too you will fry a fuse.
01-05-2012, 03:34 AM
What you can do for future maintenance is put a small amount of brake line antifreeze in you tank. It will creep around the system and keep the ice from keeping you down.
01-05-2012, 04:47 AM
I really appreciate the responses...I will get what I need and make it happen. I knew this was the right place to get the information I needed.
01-05-2012, 08:53 AM
I run the brake line anti freeze through mine...works great
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