Wolf Sioux & paint tank conversion. Help appreciated.

  1. Fleafa New Member

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    West Sussex, UK
    Hi, I'm new to the world of compressors and have been searching for information for a few days now with little success.
    This forum seems like it has many helpful members and I've noticed several of you have a similar compressor to me. I feel a little cheeky having my first post be such a request, but I would be very appreciative of any help!

    I am starting to do resin casting and have found that, in order to eliminate some limitations, I need to be casting some parts under about 35psi.
    My approach is to use a compressor to pressurise a modified 10 litre paint tank.
    I've acquired a Wolf Sioux 25 and this paint tank.
    My problem is that the documentation of both items is appalling and my knowledge is similarly basic.
    The image below shows the changes I need to make.

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    I would like to know what kind of fittings I should use and what size they would need to be. I have measured the connections but am still a little unsure.
    The compressor has quick connectors but what type are they? They look to me like series25 but, like I say, I'm new to all this.
    A is .5" male and B is .64" male (is this 5/8"?). May just remove the right-angle fitting on B if I can and plug the hole. Measurement looks the same.
    C is pretty much optional (prevents air disturbing the molds) but is .32" (5/16"?).
    I also need to add the ball valve and an adaptor to connect it to the compressor.
    Can anyone recommend an inexpensive water filter too?

    I've seen people on this forum removing the whole outlet section that comes fitted to the compressor and attaching their own parts to the hole at the end of the tank. I am slightly worried about parts sticking out like that and the filter hitting the floor so would probably prefer to avoid that approach.
    I have no real urge to preserve the dual outlet.

    Some photos of the connections are here.

    Many thanks for any help!
     
  2. Fleafa New Member

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    West Sussex, UK
    OK, 130+ views and no reply...
    Well, with the help of people on another forum, I've started to understand the way the measurements work.
    So A is 1/4" BSP and B is 3/8" BSP mounted on what seems to be a 3/8" NPT.
    The hell with C. Don't need it.

    Do people on here recommend removing the whole outlet assembly on the compressor and replacing with an elbow and a filter regulator with a quick connect?
    Seeing as I can't find what actual standard the quick connects on the compressor are, I may as well replace them.
    I'd still like to be able to use the air tools which came with the compressor though...

    Does anyone see a problem with the following setup for the tank?
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  3. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    fit a filter reguator to the comp tank if it hasnt one all ready then chage the couplings to pcl type. there standard and cheap. the threads will be bsp and reducers and adaptors are readily available from machine mart or anywhere ;)
     
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  4. Fleafa New Member

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    West Sussex, UK
    Thanks for replying!
    There's already the standard regulator up top but I've seen the whole arrangement has broken for many people here.
    Do you reckon the filter/reg should be on the end of the compressor tank or is it better closer to the business end of things?
     
  5. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    im not farmiliar with the comp that u have. all mine are off the tanks . it would depend on the bore of your take off pipe and what cfm is being used . someone will come along and give some input to it ;)
     
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