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Can I replace plastic pipe between regulator and moisture filter? (Iwata Power Jet Lite)

Discussion in 'Compressors' started by rhors, Feb 1, 2021.


  1. rhors

    rhors Young Tutorling

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    Hi there! New poster.

    I bought a used Iwata Power Jet Lite a couple of years back and have been using it on occasion.

    Seeing the moisture filter had gotten overfull with water and turned reddish, I opened it up. This is from my own use - it was fine when I bought it. I've just never emptied the glass before and know nothing about compressor maintenance.

    I noticed a screw holding together the parts inside the moisture filter's glass container (I believe this screw was the source of the reddish water - it had rusted)

    Not knowing what I was doing, I applied some gentle pressure to the parts to see if I could pry them, and ended up snapping the end off the plastic (see pic). I think the rusty screw had expanded and made the pipe more brittle.

    So - how do I go about fixing this? From spare parts websites I've seen, the regulator and Moisture filter come as one piece so do I have to replace the whole set? Or does this specific pipe have a name?

    By chance, I actually have a spare 110V Power jet lite which I've never used - the broken one is 240V. So unless the voltage difference is a problem - can I just scavenge the parts I need from the 110V? Again, can I just take the pipe and if so, how do I take it apart? Otherwise I guess I'll have to take the whole regulator/filter unit off the 110V?

    Thanks!

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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    I have a power jet pro so will have a look, you may be better off changing the whole regulator. Ive had the compressor apart but not the reg and moisture trap. Give me while to check.
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    While your here why don't you pop over to our introductions section and make an intro so we get to know you a bit. What gear you have, your experience, what you like painting, where your situated in the world, hobbies etc etc

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    OK, looked at my smart jet pro which will be the closest to yours, it shares the same parts list so I'm guessing they're the same.

    The only problem I can see is the fixed ring on top of the regulator #10 on the spares list. I can't see if its held on with grub screws or roll pins. I'm sure they could be drilled out at a push. Once they are out the reg should be able to drop out through the hole in the case.
    It should have 2 hoses going to the regulator one at the back and one at the side. They should be fairly easy to undo and then its disconnected.

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    Thanks! Further to my original message, I phoned up the UK distributor of Iwata compressors, airbrushes.com, and their technician told me there ought to be a simple fix that doesn't involve taking out the regulator.
    (a) the plastic pipe/funnel component in question is part of the regulator and is part CS-3-PS29-001-A
    (b) it can be unscrewed from the metal body of the regulator with an anti-clockwise turn from some long-nose pliers
    (c) the over-full moisture cup has meant that there is a white calcium deposit inside the metal part of the regulator which I will now clean out (see attached)

    Just wanted to leave this here in case anyone has the same issue in future. I should be able to fix the issue now but will update this thread if anything else comes up.

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    You haven't broken the glass/plastic have you ? I suppose you could try slipping some sort of cork filter on that pipe not sure where to look, Maybe a wine cork with a hole drilled in and then non permanent glue to hold it on the pipe. ?
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    You must have typed at the same time as me.. Ahaa, good to know you can get the filter part, my glass had a little calcium on it too, cleaned it off as much as possible. Some cillit bang should clean it all off.
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