Propaine Air Tool Attachment

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Introduction: Propaine Air Tool Attachment

This intructable will show you how to make a adapter for air tools.
It will basically make youi able to run certain air tools (I only got small nail guns to work)on propane with no combustion.
(The only air tool i suggeste is a small nail gun because the propaine only come's out the top of the gun and can not ignite)

Im not responsible for any injurys.
This is just an ideas.'''

Step 1: Materials

What you will need:
-two bernzomatic torch
-solder
-flux paste
-one female air adapter
-one male air adapter
-propane tank(for torch)
-drill
-9/32 drill bit

Step 2: Making It!

1.you will need to take one of the torch's and take off the tip

2.wen the nose is token off drill a pilot hole in the center or the torch's pipe.

3.then take your drill with the 9/32 drill bit (you should check your male adapter tip (not the treaded side)it will the diameter of your bit) an make the hole in the torch were your pilot hole is.

4.take the male air adapter and see if it fit in the hole you made in the torch, if it does fit, clean it the put flux paste then solder it with the other torch.

5.put Teflon tape on the treads of the male adapter.

6.take the female adapter then bolt it on the male adapter.

Voila! your very own propane air adapter.

Step 3: Using It!

1.take you air adapter then plug it into the tool you want (i only got the small nail gun to work)

2.screw on the propane tank to the adapter the open the valve to the max.(If propane is leaking turn off the valve immediately.)

3.Then try your tool.

Im not responsible for any injury's or death.
Do not use near open flamme.
Play safe.

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breathing in propane is bad for you

Releasing r134a or any refrigerant into the atmosphere is extremely illegal and in punishable by jail and huge fines. Regardless this is a dumb idea just get a conpressor and don't waste propane. You will explode something of a spark was made from a nail hitting metal or many other situations

The idea of using a compressed gas sounds great rather than having to drag around a hose but have you considered using something like a can of R134a instead of propane?

How about just emptying out all the propane and pressurizing it with air?

I really like this idea - not so much using the gas, but! the idea. Substitute the gas for a different power source and it is a really handy idea. What you have done is like taking the old plug in electric tools and made them battery.
I bet with a bit of thought and the mod of say, a oxygen bottle from a small MIG welder this could work great.
Tool goes at the top - charging port at the bottom and what you have is an air tool that is portable (maybe not for hundreds of uses - but depending on the tool, well pretty handy).

Please keep thinking and posting stuff - we need folks who try out ideas, even if they are not right on target first time - but if others can take the basic construction and tweak it then who knows what might emerge.

DZ

what if you used a paintball co2 tank would that work and not explode?

BOOM! Sorry.. That's all I can think after reading this.

Even the at best of times my nailer sometimes doubles up on firing. And when i let the greenhorn use it i have heard a four shot. Mind you a small shot would probly only produce a small but semi scary flame. Hopefully the triggers is depressed faster then the flame reaching the canister. I wouldnt think this is safe. It is far simpler to use a small air tank for say a paintball gun that come with accessories. Like a belt and coiled stretchable hose.

I'd also like to mention that some nail guns use a steel wire belt to connect the nails. Thay tend to spark inches away from the exhaust. Not the best idea in my mind. But a re-filable CO2 canister would work nicely (they have bean used in industry) but need a regulator.