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I would reccomend stainless elbows/fittings instead of the brass and seperate checkvalves for each air line. I like your drawing and organization. The checkvalves for airlines would be reassurance for your flowjet pump having damage. That's the way mine are and I may be doing it wrong all these years. Maybe someone else will chim in.
 

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I always tee (or technically "cross") presoak, tire cleaner, and air into one check valve and tee the tubing lines in the room. It's simpler with one less check valve to go bad and it will work the same in the bay. This is how I like the manifold:

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The long nipple under the central cross is stainless steel. After 20 years of high pressure and chemical flow, a brass nipple will get really thin. When it breaks, you'll have a lot of trouble getting it apart with standard pipe extractors.
 

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I would use 90⁰ connections "from the pump" and "to the wand"
 

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Mine is same as MEP but it is above each bay. I think that will make for a quicker changeover - especially for bays that are #s 3-6 from the ER.
 

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For what it's worth, this is our set up.

From left to right:

- High pressure from Cat pump
- Spot free (RO) rinse
- Pre-soak - liquid & air
- Tyre and engine clean - liquid and air

We recently made some changes to this setup, and after about 11 years the brass fittings all looked in good shape still.

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That's a nice clean set up
Thanks - I wish I could take credit. We were fortunate to purchase a well built facility. Only major workmanship issues I have found are where no-one can usually see, and pipe, cables etc. were haphazardly laid together. Over time I have tidied this up, so now the facility overall is in pretty good shape.
 
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