Re: Garage corner re-do
One of the benefits of having a decent size compressor/receiver, you will have less problems with water in the air supply.
When using a small compressor that runs constantly with a small receiver, the receiver will operate at a temperature higher than the condensing temperature. The air is saturated with water vapor and when it travels through the supply pipes it will cool and the water will be in the piping system and the hoses.
The larger compressor having less run time and more receiver surface area will be better able to condense the water in the receiver. Depending on your usage you may find that you do not need to purchase an air drier.
You will want to change the oil shortly after break-in just like you do with your new engine.
Take a close look at the air filter. A lot of the new units have a sponge inside a plastic enclosure that leak at the seams. Most of the compressor noise comes from ther air intake and the noise can be reduced significantly by sealing the air cleaner housing with duct tape.
Another trick is to replace the foam element with a more dense sponge type filter.
Final note: If you use any copper piping you should sil fos or silver solder the joints. Soft solder shouldn't be used especially if you have a two stage air compressor and are running pressures above 125 psi.
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