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I'm assuming that they mean compressed air from an air hose that does not
have an in-line oiler somewhere in the system.  In-line oilers are typically
attached right at the compressor, as they are somwhat fragile.  (Fragile as
compared to a hammer or a nail gun.)  The addition of a small amount of oil
to the air supply reduces the need for maintenance/lubrication of air tools.
I don't know how common these are on construction sites, but the truck shop
I worked at after high school had them on all the shop air line connections.

I'm guessing that the air used to clean holes should come from a compressor
upstream of such an oiler, and that the air hose used should NOT have been
previously used with "oiled" air.  As for this happening on the job
site...???

HTH

Conrad Guymon, P.E.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Turk" <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
To: "SEAOC Listservice" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 10:26 AM
Subject: Oil-free Compressed Air


> ICBO evaluation reports for installation of adhesive anchors requires
that,
> "The hole is cleaned with oil-free compressed air ... ."
>
> Can someone tell me how you can determine that the compressed air is
> oil-free?  And how often you do it?
>
> TIA
>
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
>
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