Compressor set up

  1. KimB

    KimB Member

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    I thought I’d make another post so I can document my progress.
    Today I spent about £40 on 6m of copper and a load of little connections to make it work :)
    I started by doing this. It was in a difficult place so I made that first, I put a drain on the bottom.looking at this I think I’m going to twist the 90 bend round the the right a bit. Because I’m making it so the compressor and table can be easily moved I have the copper here, on the other end of the full bore tap is a pipe connector barb thing. That will connect to the bottom of the air cooler.
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    First loop of the air cooler. I decided to bend as much as I could, looks nicer and is more practical with air flow :)
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    Duplicated :D
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    Put the connection for the regulator on top
    And at the bottom left you can see the connection for the compressor in I have high flow quick connector to go on there so I can move the bench quickly and easily.
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    Just finally, regulator on I am missing two brass reducers on the Reg and one on the inlet feed. I’ll pick that up next week and finish this up. It’s come out well I think.
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  2. Lewis_RX8

    Lewis_RX8 Member

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    Looks good, you could even say its a modern art piece :D
     
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  3. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    Really nice job,
     
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  4. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    If you fitted a mouthpiece to that, you could get a decent tune from it. :laughing:
     
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  5. maz0

    maz0 Member

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    Looks great. Will be joining you soon, just ran a 32amp cable to the garage last night for my big compressor. Keep us updated so I can copy your components and setup :thumbup:
     
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  6. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    thats a really nice job there kim

    you havent even put a ton of solder on the fittings like diyers do either really close to a pros job as a plumber can be

    nice work with the pipe bender as well :thumbup:
     
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  7. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    Nice work, if you havent already got one, you want a drain actually on the bottom of the tank, if your running a compressor hard its surprising how much actually drops out in the tank. Id extend it for easy access too.
     
  8. KimB

    KimB Member

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    Thanks Gaz, I have had a lot of practice on the house haha. I watched loads of YouTube videos and practiced before making a meal out of it. The house plumbing is a work of art but it’s all hidden :rolleyes:

    It does have one buts it’s not great. When I picked it up I had to drain maybe 5l of water out of it :o If the tank every rots through I’ll just buy a matching new one so everything can be switched about :)
     
  9. KimB

    KimB Member

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    So I have finished putting this last couple connectors on and the air dryer all worked. I decided to quickly make a compressor tool rack. Nothing special, took all of about an hour.
    Marked out, drilled some holes and using a jigsaw and quick square I cut the slots. Then filed each hole till it was the width of the hole. Which is 10mm on the hi flow PCL fitting.
    I then took an old 45deg router bit with one of the bearings on the bottom. I used that to chamfer all of the edges.
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    Then folded it in my small bender I made and screwed it to the wall :)

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