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Yesterday I went and bought myself a new toy. It's something I've wanted for a long time. I bought myself a good air compressor. Not one of those little shitty ones that you can drag around, I have those already and up until yesterday it was all I had. This one is HUGE! Quincy 20 with a 5hp motor. The motor is not one of those little capacitor start/capacitor run things, it's a full size, continues duty, Baldor 5hp. The head is a two cylinder two stage pump. The tank is 80 gallons. Wired it up today and fired her up, WOW! She made 165 lbs in 4 minutes. It's rated at 17cfm at 175lbs. Now I can sandblast without waiting and my 1" impact is now usable. Now to pipe air all over my building. That's next weeks project.


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I'm curious about the 1" impact. What do you use it on?
 

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There is a better alternative to sandblasting, but it's still a nice compressor. You can paint cars with it and inflate tires.


 

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There is nothing like being full of air. Fortunately all my sprayers and bigger trucks have on board air so I drive them around.LOL
 

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There is a better alternative to sandblasting, but it's still a nice compressor. You can paint cars with it and inflate tires.


Give me a few thousand $$$ and I'll go green. Till then I make dust!
 

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Things that don't want to move. I used to work on BIG stuff.

Used a 1 incher on Bud Wheels and on hvy equip for many years. No more. Glad that crap is in the past..................:beer:
 

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Where's the lines out go? I have mine (30 gal, 5hp) out in the garage also and I ginned up a ¾ copper run down into my shop so I could have air there. There's also connections in the garage for when I have to do something out there.

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PS congrats on the new toy.
 

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Where's the lines out go? I have mine (30 gal, 5hp) out in the garage also and I ginned up a ¾ copper run down into my shop so I could have air there. There's also connections in the garage for when I have to do something out there.

BF
PS congrats on the new toy.

I've been piping air all over my shop, out back under the carport and on the front porch. I'm using 3/4 PVC. Once it's all complete I'll connect the pipes in the picture.


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Unh, just one suggestion, mountain, connect with a flexible line somewhere there between the tank and the anchored-to-the-post T - vibrations will break something.

BF
 

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Unh, just one suggestion, mountain, connect with a flexible line somewhere there between the tank and the anchored-to-the-post T - vibrations will break something.

BF
I though about putting a flex line, I've got a bunch of Hydraulic hose. But then I thought, that board is just leaning on the wall, a little wedged behind the T, the PVC is just laying on the board. There's 10' of PVC to the roof and a 90. That 10' of loose pipe should absorb all the vibration.