Hi Im new to this site and have some questions, I purchased a set of nathan horns used, now they were told to me that it was an K3 horn but as I got it in the mail it appears to have an K5 manifold with 3 horns which I didnt mind, but now as Im trying to install on my ford f-350 Im running into some issues such as the inlet for the air line, dose it have to be at the bottom of the base because I see plugged holes from the sides but dont know if I could use those for air inlet for the horn and plugging the bottom due to room issues Im having because I want to keep my spare tire.
Ill post some pics of the set up I have so ant info will be greatly appreciated.
Ok im new to all this size and fitting term so if im wrong please dont beat me up too bad, where the feed line would go in from the base of the manifold its 1/2 inch npt and the one I want to use from the front base of the manifold is 3/8 npt with push lock fitting, so my question is will the 3/8 port on the front of the manifold be good enough for the use of this horn?
You’re looking for brass NPT connectors. Let me check my extra parts box when I get home from night shift and I’ll get you the SKU numbers from Lowe’s/Home Depot so you can ask them for exactly what you need.
Ok I have my horns installed and it went good, ill post some pics tomorrow and they sound great, but I did have one question what is the psi supposed to cut off the compressors at my gauge we t up to 190psi before I cut off myself, I thought the pressure switch was supposed to cut off at 150psi but maybe someone would let me know what it should be.
I have viair 444c compressors and the pressure switch is 200psi, I shut it down myself at 200 but I let it run yesterday and it did shut down at 201 but maybe my pressure gauge is off a little, but my question is it safe for that small tank to be at 200psi?
Your gauge is correct. It wouldn’t be off exactly 50psi.
So the 444’s are rated for 200, but I don’t know about the tank. Is it originally from Hornblasters? I think they recommend 200 max.
Couple things about trusting a used tank at 200… Do you know how old it is or how rusty the inside is? Also how is the bracketry for the compressors attached to the tank? Is it factory or did someone add it?
The tank id from horn blaster but dont know how old it is and as far as I know when I pulled the drain plug there was no water and I didnt see any rust, the bracket are the factory ones I just had them shorten to fit under my bed cover
201psi isn’t anything to worry about on a 200psi switch. I bet if you look up specs they are allowed to be off +/- a few PSI’s. Also 99% of the tanks I’ve seen have a rating of 200psi, I think for Hydro-testing the need to be able to handle 2X the working pressure? Double check your tank though if your not sure.