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BigTinBoat

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Re: New Shoebox Coming Out
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2016, 12:26:01 PM »
Well, we all live and learn.

Knowing what I know now, I would have never purchased a Freedom8 Shoebox. In addition, it required a dryer which must be pressurized first, before the real refilling starts. I don't understand why, and the explanation I got wasn't scientific to coin a phrase. Fortunately, I had a shop compressor, but no pre dryer, which I have found to be a necessity. That fact was never brought up.

Another thing that puzzles me, is the fact the on-line photos do not match the Freedom8 I bought?

And of course, I had to buy a bottle. For that, I relied on a friend who shoots way more than I do (?). In hindsight, I should have paid the extra cash for a much bigger one, because the 18 cf unit doesn't last half a day at the prairie dog town.

I have an air rifle being shipped to me today from WAR, albeit not a Flex. If Travis is correct, the small bottle will last much longer. At least I'm hoping.

So, if I had to do it all over again? I would bite the bullet (pellet?), and buy a Bauer. But it would be from someone else!

What is this? I don't have any pressurized dryers on my set up. I have a shop compressor feeding my F8. In between I use 2 "coiled" hoses as well as a piece of 1" pipe filled with silica beads. 2 tanks and 6 guns. I've have recently degassed one of the tanks as well as 5 of the guns and found ZERO evidence of moisture inside them.

I think someone was likely trying to "sell" you something additional......

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Re: New Shoebox Coming Out
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2016, 02:01:33 PM »
Well, maybe. It does remove the moisture, no doubt about that.

I mentioned the pressure shut off switch before. The original wouldn't hold any given pressure setting (±400 psi). When I removed it to put the new on in, water flowed out of the switch! While there is an oil separator on the compressor which does collect some moisture, it didn't occur to me add a silica gel dryer. There is one there now! I don't suspect the reason the original switch didn't hold at a given pressure level was water intrusion, it sure didn't help!

Like I said, if I had it to do over, I wouldn't go the route I did, nor would I use the same supplier.
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I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.