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Why air compressors in engine rooms?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Prospective, Apr 28, 2020.

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  1. rtrafford

    rtrafford Senior Member

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    Dewalt 20v leaf blower is a nice feature, too. Department of Redundancy Department.
  2. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Also useful for cleaning dryer vent lines.
  3. Lepke

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    Older boats use air shifting and throttle control. Some have air dampers that are air controlled. Others use air starters.
  4. Brian G

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    Here's one more use ... the air compressor in my engine room powers an air door on the aft deck. I love pressing the button and watching first timers on my boat jump back in astonishment as the door to the salon opens up automatically. It's the little things in life.
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    Oh Yes, Does it give the PSSTT that the doors in Star Trek did??? o_Oo_O
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    And getting bon fires going!
  7. Brian G

    Brian G Member

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    Why yes it did! :)