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Thread: Compressed air can be very dangerous!

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    Compressed air can be very dangerous!

    I had a customer who forgot to bleed the air out of the cartridge filter after opening. He said the top blew off, sounded like an explosion and saw it go about 50 yards in the air. Landed gauge side down square on a landscaping rock. Compressed air can be very dangerous!
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    Re: Compressed air can be very dangerous!

    I think somebody did something very wrong. A pool pump can only generate about 35 psi and filters are rated to 50 psi.

    How would he have gotten his psi higher than that?
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    Re: Compressed air can be very dangerous!

    Tank clamp was probably only hand tight...
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    Re: Compressed air can be very dangerous!

    35psi.... there are a lot of si's in that filter cover.
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    Re: Compressed air can be very dangerous!

    This customer cleaned the filter, put the clamp on hand tight, got side tracked, then forgot about it...

    Let this be a lesson, this filter appears to have a track record of being unforgiving to their forgetful maintainers.
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    Re: Compressed air can be very dangerous!

    Excellent follow up, pool clown. Good lesson for all of us.
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