Hello everyone. Let me start by saying I am sorry. I am not a contractor. I do not buy much DIY stuff and that is why I joined here. During registration it said to join the DIY if not a contractor, but I read the threads there and they do not apply to my situation. I collect military vehicles and have been gathering equipment to blast and repaint my trucks. I have a 190cfm compressor and access to 8klbs of black beauty that has been used only once. I just picked up a Clemco 2452 (600lb blaster) and cpf 80(breathing air filter) for a steal. They need a little work, but I hope to start stripping some trucks here soon. I will try to post some pics tomorrow(might have some questions on the accessorys). I have read many of the threads alredy and feel your experiance might help me greatly. Fist off, after the "Y" where the pressure pot output meets the air line at the bottom of the unit, the nipple is rusted away. After I replace that, where is a good place to get some hose and a dead man valve? I was told that I could use some of the air supply hose, but in some searches, I found at least 3 different types of hose. I will be starting off with the restoration of my 1953 International Harvester 5ton wrecker, also known as an M62. Thanks in advance.