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Old 03-29-2013, 07:41 PM
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I was laughing at the comment about using a large tank to pre fill before starting a painting project as thats actually what I did a number of years ago. Mind you it wasn't a vehicle but was pouring through gallon after gallon of tremclad rust paint onto grain bin hopper bottoms. I used a 500 gallon propane tank on wheels and pressured it up to 175 psi with a true 5 horse two stage compressor. That took an hour from empty to full to fill that tank size but the compressor is made to run fairly continuously and I've done that a lot in filling the tank for other air needs and the compressor never has missed a beat all these years. I was using a one gallon if not more canister type painter that would have used fairly low air volume and a long set of hoses off of that to the gun.
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