Air Hose

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Mik D.'s Comment
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Used air hose behind drivers seat 1st time since getting truck, and dam thing won't shut off..its one of those blow air guns spliced into seat air line to blow stuff out of truck...

Anyone have any ideas on what I did or how to shut it off? What might be a common problem with them if any?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Mik D.

Sometimes the airline gets kinked, and starts to loose air. It happened on my Pete day cab when I used to haul fuel. Anyway sometimes also the nipple where the connection(red in color), is gets old and rots out. Take it to your company mechanic and have him/her change out the air line. it doesn't take that long. It usually attaches to your seat air line so they are connected together. You can also follow the line and spray some soapy water on it to see where the leak is coming from. It may be an air nut that is loose and never got tightened properly. The list goes on......

Raptor

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Mik D.'s Comment
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Mik D.

Sometimes the airline gets kinked, and starts to loose air. It happened on my Pete day cab when I used to haul fuel. Anyway sometimes also the nipple where the connection(red in color), is gets old and rots out. Take it to your company mechanic and have him/her change out the air line. it doesn't take that long. It usually attaches to your seat air line so they are connected together. You can also follow the line and spray some soapy water on it to see where the leak is coming from. It may be an air nut that is loose and never got tightened properly. The list goes on......

Raptor

Thx..I'll look at it with those things in mind...

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Mik D.

Like i said there so many possibilities but those should give you some ideas to look into.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mik D.'s Comment
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Mik D.

Like i said there so many possibilities but those should give you some ideas to look into.

Temp solution found, bent the hose right before the air gun handle, no more air leak, duct tape it for now, looks like something in the gun part itself failed...I get to company terminal in 4 to 5 days...

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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By your description is sounds like the trigger is stuck open. Slap that sucker with something until it closes. If that doesn't work your only option is probably to remove the air hose at the splice. I'd think you would need to remove all air from the system before doing so however.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Good thought Turtle, one I hadn't thought of. I wrenched for many years on cars, trucks, jet engines, but never had a air chuck valve stick before. But you're right it could be the culprit. Nice idea.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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By your description is sounds like the trigger is stuck open. Slap that sucker with something until it closes. If that doesn't work your only option is probably to remove the air hose at the splice. I'd think you would need to remove all air from the system before doing so however.

Agreed. I have a cheap Harbor Freight one that did that.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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These cheap little air hoses sold at truck stops are probably of lesser quality than Harbor Freight.

One of the first things I bought with my reward points was an air hose. I've never installed it however. It just sits in my side box unused. My wife simply needs to hear a speck of dirt hit the floor and she's busting out the whisk broom. Dirt doesn't stand a chance in my truck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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