RapidAir 1/2in. Master Kit, Model# 90500
It works, but plan out the install before starting
This is a great concept, but the quality control and missing but required parts make this a questionable purchase. It goes together reasonably quickly (once you get everything together) and is fairly attractive given that it avoids having to having to rip down the walls. My system was airtight on my first attempt.
However, the manufacturer seems to have withheld a few required yet inexpensive parts in an attempt, in my humble opinion, to require you to purchase them separately in order to make a few extra dollars.
First, the kit includes none of the clips that fit the OD of the hose. There is no way to cleanly mount the lines without them, but they do sell 12 of them separately for a few bucks. I bought similar clips at the box store for about half, but I suggest that the manufacturer could easily buy in bulk and economically provide a way to avoid having to stop mid project and go to the store. Furthermore, there is no way that I could find to connect the system to the compressor. I ended up purchasing a reducer to get the system to connect to the standard 1/4" fitting coming out of the compressor. Again, this is marketed as a system that is complete, yet you can't finish it without additional parts. I would have gladly paid a few extra dollars to save the wasted time going to the store. Additionally, it would have been beneficial to have a roll of threading tape, but I suppose that those who would install such a system would have that on hand.
Lastly, the quality control leaves a bit to be desired. The fittings require a fair amount of threading tape in order to seal. It's certainly not the end of the world, but in a closed air supply system, I would have expected a bit more precision. All in all, it works. It could be pretty slick if they just put in a bit more effort and some thought for the installer.
May 27, 2013
This Kit really is as described, very easy to install & works well. I loaded it to 150 PSI (slowly) after installation for leak ck & did have a few leaks on the air outlets but the tubing was leak free & the leaks were minor & easy fixes. I installed this system in the wall prior to hanging the walls & added three extra outlets for a total of five. This product is well worth the effort.
April 25, 2013
Great Product! In the process of finishing out my basement and decided to install this system in my future woodworking shop. Very easy to install. So far I've put in four air stations and I'm probably going to add a couple more while the walls are open including running one up to my garage. I'm very happy there is a system like this out there. The thoughts of having to run all that hard pipe were daunting. I only had one issue and that was one of the brass plugs must have had bad threads because I couldn't seat it all the way and it leaked when pressure tested. Used a black iron plug and it works like a dream.
April 24, 2013
Amazing Compressed Air distribution system
This product is great, it comes with everything you need
(except couplers) and I added a filter. As simple as it was to install, I was sure I would have a leak somewhere. Nothing, not even a small hiss. Be sure you use teflon tape on all threaded connections.
September 19, 2012
I was getting ready to insulate and finish the interior of my garage and was looking into running compressed air before hand. I came across this kit and it was perfect. I was a little uneasy at first cause i didnt know how the connections would work as far a leaks etc. Long story short i purchased two kits for the extra line and blocks, a few fittings then ran four home run lines to the compressor which i put into the attic. I took my time with the installation and had not one leaks or problems. It was very easy to set up and everything worked flawlessly. It has been over a year since installed and i have had no problems and i would recommend this product for its quality, and for anyone who is looking to put in a compressed air line system. overall a great product!!!!
August 21, 2012
will use pvc to help with the coiling of the line but other than that i will buy more of their products
August 20, 2012
RapidAir Master Kit
This is a great product, very happy with the quality and performance. One thing to pay attention to when pushing the hose into the fittings. Be careful to hold the tubing close to the end there the fitting is going. Because the fittings take a lot of pressure to push on and seal properly.
August 14, 2012
Rapid Air 1/2in Master Kit
I finally got around to setting this up in my garage, very easy to do although the coiled up piping was a bit of a bear to work with. The kit does not come with any "T" connectors so you must use a manifold if you want to go two directions. The good thing is it's as easy to disassemble as it is to assemble so making changes will be a breeze. I'll order a couple of "T" then I'll have a couple of more drops.Very nice product.
May 8, 2012
Rapid Air 1/2 master kit
I bought this to use in my wood working shop.Installation is simple and fast . I added a air line filter to keep the water out of my air tools. The nice thing is that you can add additional outlets easily. I have been using it for six months and have not had any problems.
May 7, 2012
It works as it should. Very easy to install. Easy to add an additional outlet where you need it later. No leaks and plenty of air. Only negative is the tubing cutter is cheap and you must use care when cutting tubing as to not break the cutter. I ordered 2 kits so had an extra cutter and the second one worked good just needed to be a little careful using it. I have used many different airline options for shops in the past and this option is cost effective, works well, and easiest by far of all the others. You wont be disappointed.
May 7, 2012