My compressor and blasting set up.

  1. cheb Forum Supporter

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    The pictures might be useful to someone:

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    Ex military*, I'm not sure of the CFM but it needs a 16A supply. The 15mm copper manifold goes round the room and into another one. I'm hoping that there's enough flex in the pushfit fittings to avoid having to connect via a hose, the receiver is bolted down so it shouldn't move to far. I should fit a new gauge as the current one doesn't show zero when empty, and the manifold drain will be tweaked, possibly with clear pipe so I can see any water build up. The receiver drain feeds into a 300mm long 1/2" BSP pipe so there shouldn't be any water sitting in the bottom of the receiver and quietly rusting it.

    I use standard PCL, genuine ones are much better than knock offs BTW, as that's what I can get locally.


    *They had never ending problems with it blowing oil everywhere. After I got it I drained the oil to the correct level and the problems stopped. On the positive side it always had fresh oil and it hasn't rusted on the outside.

    The manifold leads round to this:

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    Hidden by the front left leg is a regulator/separator. One feed to the gun and the other, throttled, to a homemade venturi dust extractor. It works well and I hope if I tune it I can suck out the dust and leave the grit. Currently it feeds into a vacuum filter bag, one day it might vent to the outside, we'll see. The advantage of the bag is I can analyse what's being sucked out.

    Lighting is 4 240V LED spots, if I decide they work well I'll tidy the wiring. the wire in the glove is the supply for the original light and is only in there to stop it dangling and irritating me when I moved the cabinet.

    The stack of white tubes behind the cabinet are for storing stock up to 1200mm long. They're standard rectangular extraction ducting from Screwfix et al.


    Island life leads to things like this:

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    One correct sized elbow with replace the selection pack. The big valve controls the supply, I want it easily turned off as the venturi feed is always on. The small valve drains the separator. Quicker and easier than the spanner operated plug that was fitted.

    The manifold also supplies and outside supply, a corrosion resistant brass PCL valve.

    Most of the fittings were bought via Ebay from various suppliers, some were taken from dumped compressors.
     
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  2. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    nice and tidy...wont last long........

    hope the weather's isn't so bad up there........
    were having it a bit rough at the mo as well........... IMG_3739.jpeg IMG_3820.jpeg ..........
     
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  3. cheb Forum Supporter

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    The weather up here is terrible but no worse than normal for the time of year. It'll improve in the summer.

    Tidy? It'll stay that way because I dislike working a mess. I can do, but I prefer not to. Others can do as they prefer.
     
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