workshop air lines / pipes / cooler

  1. Patrick Gill New Member

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    I am setting up my retirement /hobby workshop, I have several pre-war motorcycles and classic cars to restore if I live long enough, it has a sand blasting room, machine room and workshop, I have bought an old Hydrovane 33 as the workshop is in my garden and I don't want too much noise, so I have a few questions,
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    is the radiator on the end of the compressor a cooler?
    do I need another copper pipe cooler?
    any suggestions for a decent but budget priced water trap or would a copper pipe cooler with drain taps do the job?
    my best position for the cooler is behind the 60ton press, that would be about 3 feet from the compressor outlet, is that OK?
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    is the old 33 man enough for grit blasting? motorcycle and car parts, tank.jpg
    I have an old but very solid compressor tank spare, 36" by 14" is it worth plumbing that in, maybe inside the blasting room?
     
  2. carbon

    carbon Member

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    Just had a quick look online, looks like it could be 30CFM, do you have three phase for it
     
  3. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    if the comp will produce over 28 cfm it will run a 3mm jet for blasting no problem with fine sand or grit . the tank will help in the cooling of air. I use a secondary tank at the end of the line for extra cooling and a second water separator on the blast pot and it works fine
     
  4. Patrick Gill New Member

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    yup, installed from the road late last year, I have a lot of 3 phase gear from shutting down my car repair workshiop, plus 3 phase gear is often almost free, no 3phase outlets added yet but running the 240v from it, I got a 20ltr Chinese pot from a local machinery auction full of grit for £20.00 the other day, maybe I will run the compressor output into the blasting room first with the tank and then come back out for general use, would only increase the run a few yards,
     
  5. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    just keep the bore of pipe up . better cooling and no loss of cfm
     
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