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Old 08-09-2008, 08:58 AM
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Obviously you are already aware of it but air from a piston compressor should NEVER EVER be used for breathing air without the proper filters, regulator equipment and Carbon Monoxide monitors! There are engineered systems out there that do use compressor air and these are OK but attempting to use compressor air without the right equipment designed for the purpose can be deadly! If it is properly filtered then air from a turbine compressor should be fine unless the air has to pass over/around the motor after being filtered. This just means the air quality should be OK and there are many other things to consider, such as is there ANY way any part could malfunction in any way and cause the pressure to rise to any significant level inside your hood? Rob is right too many things can go wrong so it is best not to attempt to do this although some people have made them work (unfortunately some just THINK they are working properly, one in particular that I know of). If you do build your own be very careful and look at what might go wrong at any point and remember you will be using an untested design and maybe betting your life that you have it working properly, the stakes are high!
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