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1. Can you disconnect an air tool while under pressure?
2.Can you disconnect an air hose under pressure?
3.Is there anything I need to know?

Oh, also, I have quick disconnects.
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I don't know much but where I worked for a while in a machine shop, the quick disconnects will close after you pull the hose. We disconnect while under pressure all the time. Just be careful about the sound and don't stick your ear close.
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Are you saying to disconnect the hose or the tool from the hose?

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Originally Posted by Core300 View Post
1. Can you disconnect an air tool while under pressure?
2.Can you disconnect an air hose under pressure?
3.Is there anything I need to know?

Oh, also, I have quick disconnects.
Yes you can, I do it all the time, but when you disconnect the pressure in the hose will releases so be sure that the release of air will not be pointed at any one or any thing.

Disconnect the tool from the air hose and the quick disconnect will stop the continous flow of air
Edited by Tweeky - 4/22/11 at 1:29pm
    
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Yes you can, I do it, but when you disconnect the pressure in the hose will releases so be sure that the release of air will not be pointed at any one or any thing.

Disconnect the tool from the air hose and the quick disconnect will stop the continous flow of air
...and make sure you hold on to the hose when you disconnect it from the compressor. Especially important with industrial compressors.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/22/11 at 1:33pm
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If you're at ~150 psig, you can pop those disconnects loose, no problem. I wouldn't mess with the threaded connections under pressure, of course.
    
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My compressor only goes up to around 120psi, thanks guys.
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