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Old 02-08-2007, 10:17 PM
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Garage Air: Good Enough for Now!

I finally wrapped the 220v wiring and compressor install.

I've never done the wiring myself before, but it should be pretty close if not to code. Don''t be too hard on me!

I ended up wiring in a new sub-panel for the shop, then down the road I'll be able to cut all the power to the shop from that main.

Since this is a temporary location for the compressor (this spring I'll start working on a "fully permitted compressor shed" to move it outside) I didn't get an airline dryer (300.00 from HF) but made up some copper tubing with drains and a filter/regulator...this should suffice for now...

Note the 3/8 hose output for the pressure blaster!

Wow! the materials for the wiring and piping where nearly as much as the compressor itself - if copper is so expensive why are my freakin pennies only worth a penny each?




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Old 02-10-2007, 12:18 AM
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looks great!
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That setup you have on your copper is just like I have only I used 10' sections of 1" black pipe in a big M. Should work great, I haven't had any water at all since doing it this way & only got 2-3 small drops of water in the separator when I deliberatly worked the compressor for 30 min using the die grinder to keep it running just like heavy blasting would do on a humid day. 45' of pipe that only takes up 6' of space is nice, now to get a hose reel.
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A neat set-up like that does a heck of a lot more than just look good and will be worth every penny and all the time you spent on it. I bet the work you do with that thing shows the same kind of attention to detail also.
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I am jealous of your tank let alone the job you did with the copper.
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If that is his "temporary" set-up the permanent rig should be something to see!
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If that is his "temporary" set-up the permanent rig should be something to see!
Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

This spring I'll pour a pad and build a seperate room for the compressor and add this tool before the copper pipe...I should never have to worry about water then!

This size dryer won't work with a larger compressor than what I have - but its perfect for my needs...



Advanced 3-in-1 air dryer system features modes for pre-refrigeration, evaporation, air and moisture separation modes to remove up to 90% of the moisture from your compressed air lines. Lowers the dew point to 36F. Operates between 35.6-140F. Uses R-134A refrigerant.
High efficiency prerefrigeration system is three times faster, takes 60% less power to operate
Accommodates compressors up to 21.6 CFM, 140 PSI max.
Recommended operating pressure: 100 PSI
Not for medical use; 115 V input; Air inlet: 1/2"-14 NPT; Weight: 73 lbs.

299.00 HF
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