I need a 2 stage compressor.
Posted February 23, 2010 - 09:32 AM
are you going to buy the one in pittsburgh or what. It's not going to be there for ever James
Posted February 23, 2010 - 11:23 AM
Posted March 05, 2010 - 04:18 PM
My compressor is same as Todd's... twin piston 60gal with about 11.5cfm @90psi. I can't sandblast very long at a time without the air dropping pretty low, but it does decent. Now the farm compressor is only 100' away from my personal shop with my blast cabinet. I am thinking of getting 100' of air hose & lin king the 2 compressors when I'm doing a lot of cabinet blasting. The farm compressor is a 2 stage set at 150psi, so I would use an inline regulator to set the psi down to match my compressor, then I figure I could blast all day long with plenty of air. I need to get this done soon.
After finishing hauling manure this afternoon, & before I start milking, I connected my air hoses from my compressor to the farm shop's compressor with an inline regulator to balance the 2 systems. Man....I can sandblast till my arms go numb!!!:laughingteeth::laughingteeth::laughingteeth:
I was going to hire the Bush Hog D4-10 blasted, but gonna do myself now. The only part that won't fit in my cabinet is the main frame, and I have a pot blaster that I can blast it with outside using plain sand. It'll be at least a few hour's worth of cabinet blasting, so it will still be some time before ready to paint anything.
Talk with you guys later.....the cows are a waiting!
Posted March 07, 2010 - 07:41 AM
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Posted August 24, 2011 - 08:14 AM
The reason most people struggle with blasting is they buy home owner sized comp's with small motors and tanks. You need to make up at least 17 cfm and will need to be able to power a true 7hp electric motor. Your tank size needs to be at least 80gl. You dont have to have a 2 stage, as all they really do is get the presurre higher(175) and when that happens you get more water in the system. You need volume, not really high pressure, to make a good system. If your current one is running out of air, get a smaller nozzle. It will work slower but you wont out of air as fast.
Posted August 24, 2011 - 10:29 AM
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Posted October 07, 2011 - 09:20 PM
The second is a big ingersol rand - in line with the other projects to pull apart and see if I can get it going. If so, will trade it off since I only need 1.
As for the tanks, one was good and will be in service once the paint dries - the other was iffy, so it will become a big wood fired smoker come spring time!
By the way, these things are HEAVY!!!!!! if you look to get one, bring some muscle to load it up!!!