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Posted February 23, 2010 - 09:32 AM

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are you going to buy the one in pittsburgh or what. It's not going to be there for ever James

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Posted February 23, 2010 - 11:23 AM

I have no room to put one like that, and my neighbors would probably kill me LOL. Gonna have to pass on that one.

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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!

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Posted March 07, 2010 - 07:41 AM

Sounds like it is going to work like a champ Daniel. I would love to get a two stage but I doubt it will happen anytime soon. I will just have to take my time and take breaks every five minutes LOL

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 12:54 AM

Want a super quiet and powerful air compressor? Get a used semi truck air compressor and power it with an electrical motor with appropriate pressure cutoff switch. The mechanic who works downstairs in my shop building has one, and I really cannot tell when it is running. A wonderful system!

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 08:14 AM

Well i'd have to see some pictures of that setup. I work on big trucks for a living and using onne of those pumps would be a lot of extra work. That compressor is water cooled and gets its lube oil directly from the engine. Using it hard without having those parts hooked, it wouldnt last long term. A better thing would be to get a York AC pump. They are air cooled and have a crank case of oil just like a small gas engine.

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.

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 10:29 AM

I forgot about this thread. I did finally get an air compressor. We have the 30 page thread to prove it too LOL. It is somewhere in the tool forum. Definitely a great investment and now the only time I have to stop sandblasting is when the pot runs out of sand.

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 10:59 AM

What's an air compressor? :bigrofl: :D

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 08:22 PM

I dun'no, what is an air compressor ??????:poke::D

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 01:08 AM

Lauber1, a mechanic who shares part of my shop building has built up one of these systems and I'm sure it uses air cooling, and it does not get lube oil externally. I will try to get information from him and pictures.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 09:20 PM

I can second looking for used/scrap ones. I bought 2 big air tanks with 2 stage compressors on them - one was gas powered, and the was electric. Neither pumped air when I got them. I rebuilt one already(Kellogg American) - just needed valves, which I got online for $20.00!

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!!!




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