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Old 08-31-2004, 06:31 PM
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Another one about compressors

First off I would like to say Hi to everyone. I am new to the board and basically to everything else. I have been reading this board for a couple months now and I gotta give it to all of you, you all know your stuff. And hopefully you can help me out here.

I recently bought a house with attached garage. Its a small two car garage basically for parking cars. Small cars on top of that. a small pickup takes up a whole side with little clearence in front and back and a 83 Regal won't fit. I will not use my garage for parking but work/play. But I figured that every man needs a Big 'ol Air compressor so I went out and bought one. It is a Campbell Hausfeld Iron Force 60gal. Here is a link in case its needed. My compressor I recently got it wired up and now I just need to run my lines and slowly pick up regulators/dryer/oiler etc. But I have looked around and all the diagrams/plans for hooking all of that stuff shows alot of piping. But space is a big issue here. I really don't have the high cellings or the long walls. I am lost on what to do here. I know i could just throw it up but I would like to do it as close t right as I can. i will be using my compressor for you basic tools and to eventually paint my car or truck. If any of you guys could shoot me some ideas on the best method for piping a compressor with little to no room avail. it would be greatly appericated.

thanks in advance

edit : As i read that i just thought about it does have a attic in garage. In theory could I use that to my advantage? It is not insulated up there and the floor is unfinish with the execption of some wood on the rafter acting as a floor. Would seasonal changes affect it?

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Had the same problem... my project is being done in a 2 car garage. After looking at specs for plumbing a compressor I decided I wanted to use about 50' of 3/4" gal. pipe. You can see what I cobbled together at...

Basically, I built the pipe in two sections, each containing 4 6' lengths of pipe. I simply secured them to a coupla scrap 1x4's and screwed 'em to the wall. The 2 sections are joined in the middle with standard couplers. There is enough flex in this stuff so you can rout each straight section 'downhill'. At the opposite end from the compressor, I used 2 sets of L's to run the pipe 'back'. At the compressor I installed a ball valve and hooked it up to a flex gas line, which in turn hooks up to the 'top' of the piping. At the 'bottom' of the piping I installed another ball valve for draining purposes. From that ball valve the pipe goes up, then connects to the dryer. This system needs wall space of about 13"X4" and can easily be disassembled and set up elsewhere.

Hope this helps.

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