Are you guys using a pneumatic manifold?

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  1. JustinScott

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    How are you routing air to all your valves?
    Are you using a manifold of any sort?

    Can you share some links?
     
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    This is what Indiana's bow deck looks like. What's not shown is the single 8" piece of clippard flexible urethane hose that goes down to the T in the boat.

    The rest of the gas system is technically attached to the stern deck which gets bolted down to the hull after the batteries are plugged in and isn't removed until lunch.

    Regulator + bottle use the same rigid black air brake tubing to connect to that "stern deck" system and then the whole bow deck feeds off an open port in the T that connects the reg and stern deck.

    No manifold. Just branch T and Y where necessary to make connections.
     

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    Thx. My boat was using Tees as well, it worked but I’m trying to find ways to optimize space for the next revision.

    I’ll probably return to Tees TBH, no manifold seems to be a good match for what I want.

    I’d really like a Tee with two 1/4NPT & one push to connec, but I haven’t see one yet…
     
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    You can make what you want by using small sections of DOT 1/4 airbrake line between a ptc Tee and some PTC -> 1/4 npt fittings. The DOT airbrake line is probably stronger than the PTC's are.
     
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    What is this future you speak of? It can't be the future yet, it's not 3D printed!
     
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    You think I’ve not been experimenting with doing that!??? ;)
     
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    So far, failures are just delamination air leaks, nothing exciting….
     
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    The excitement is when you think you've succeeded...we call that a "time delay fuse".
     
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    Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be a boat shattering kaboom!
     
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