For Every Airbrush Artist!

Ready to get involved? Register for free and you won't see any google advertising!

Register

fez air!

Discussion in 'Airbrush Compressors' started by ad fez, Aug 28, 2013.


  1. ad fez

    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    cambs u.k
    No I haven't started my own airline like old beardy branson (and ifi did I certainly wouldn't call lt virgin!) I have instead decided to bite the bullet and make my own compressor. ... I've decided to take a little odd the danger from it and but a brand new tank....I managed to get this jun air one for £20 so well happy there!....Next stop ordering fittings and components. ..
    Day 1....Damn it can't post pic
  2. wmlepage

    wmlepage Elite Member! Elite Member!

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4,018
    Likes Received:
    2,087
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Rochester, NH USA
    With all the restrictions in the UK, clean air and all that " save the world" crap, might be the best idea. Here in " live free or die" NH, I just cobbled all the parts together for free, even evacuated my donor refrigerators myself, but then I am an HVACR guy.
  3. shadow2462

    shadow2462 Elite Member! Elite Member!

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    1,162
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Gooo Fezzie lol I decided to take the plunge myself, I talked to a buddy that is still in the HVAC biz and asked him to keep an eye out for a compressor for me.
  4. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    13,384
    Likes Received:
    7,842
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Bloomington,Indiana
    Dang I was ready to book a flight on Fez air , Thought maybe while in flight we all would get a lesson in how to be as sexy as the Fezzie wink:D

    I have about 5 or 10 compressor from AC units , But being my silent air compressor runs like a champ I have not thought about building one so good on ya Fez. Make sure to post pics and maybe write up a how to ..
  5. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,125
    Likes Received:
    1,770
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Birmingham UK
    Phew you got me worried a bit there for a minute, I too thought he'd started his own airline. The thought of fezley all dressed up in a dark blue pencil skirt white top and heels, just so he could be a trolley dolly was a bit much for this time of the day. Thanks the lord he's only making a compressor, what could go wrong?
  6. ad fez

    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    cambs u.k
    Bloody galaxy s4 takes 4mp pictures. .. is a bugger trying to crop them down small enough to post.... anyhow 2013-08-28 16.29.29.jpg
  7. ad fez

    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    cambs u.k
    Fez air may still be a goer. .. just give me time to sort this comp out first hehe
  8. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,125
    Likes Received:
    1,770
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Birmingham UK
    Looks like a zimmer frame lol. Half your works already done, its even got the holes in the right places. On a serious note, download irfanview from the net, simple to use, resize, crop, black and white, negative, etc etc effects free download. I use it all the time. |Good luck with the comp, following this to see how easy it is, although i have a silent sim-air compressor, I might want to make another for the garage.

    Lee
  9. Talla

    Talla Needle-chuck Ninja

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    374
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Fezzles,

    You'll need to start doing a bit of research on how these babies (comps) are wired up. One issue you may come across is the fact that these things have a thermal switch that stops them from restarting until a period of time has passed (in actual fact it works by cutting out the starting windings once it gets to a certain temp so as to save you electricity!) It can take between 1 -3 mins for this thermal switch to cool enough to start. That said ... so long as you have a duty cycle that say gives you 3 - 4 mins of air from your tank before the pressure switch starts everything will be OK.

    I believe there is ways to get round this but didnt look at them to closely but involves changing the starter bit that plugs on to the comps teminals.

    I will talk you through the stuff at KKBO.

    Andy
  10. ad fez

    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    cambs u.k
    25 Litre tank Andy..... not having used a tanked comp before I wouldn't know but I'd imagine i wouldn't blow through that much air in 3 mins or so would I ?? I'll see if I can get sparkies at work to wire it I think. ....
  11. Talla

    Talla Needle-chuck Ninja

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    374
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I used to get a good 10 mins or so out of bambi and that was a 15L tank I think! It might take a while to fill the tank as fridge jobs only blow out about 1 cfm. But you should get a good 10-15 mins worth of air from a 25L tank.
  12. Sitni

    Sitni Needle-chuck Ninja Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    409
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Croatia
  13. ad fez

    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    cambs u.k
    Hey sitni Thanks for that buddy this is exactly the kind of info I need. ... on the pressure switch it says 4 port.... dies it have to be 4 ports?? I will most probably be using 2 compressors. .. so do i need 2 pressure switches..... what size hoses and fittings do your recommend... should it be the same size as the outlets in my tank ( approx 10mm)
  14. ad fez

    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    cambs u.k
    And for the electricians out there.... should the pressure switch be single twin or 3 phase???? I'm speaking another language here
  15. Cordyk

    Cordyk Sheriff Woody (Admington) Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,657
    Likes Received:
    1,524
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Elmswell,Suffolk,United Kingdom
    Fizzles, should all be single phase buddy
  16. wmlepage

    wmlepage Elite Member! Elite Member!

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2012
    Messages:
    4,018
    Likes Received:
    2,087
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Rochester, NH USA
  17. ad fez

    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    cambs u.k
    the fact that lee and page both liked this comment makes me think I asked a silly question...
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  18. ad fez

    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes Received:
    2,758
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    cambs u.k
    Page. .. I've seen that Jason Jones page before... forgot all about it though so Thanks for sharing. .. Talla had also been good and provideda simple diagram for me to follow. ... least there will be plenty of compressors at kkbo that I can get up close and personal with.... Sorry kev. . tried to get this sutured before weekend but back to work tomorrow so it's not gonna happen. ... least we will have a spare for next year huh :0)
  19. Squishy

    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Mod

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    11,106
    Likes Received:
    7,996
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Hampshire South Coast UK
    Fez air?? I thought it was going to be a nationwide gas mask warning for an attack of flatulence! But then I realized those farts would smell like roses anyway.
  20. Sitni

    Sitni Needle-chuck Ninja Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    409
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Croatia
    This it the one I use in the house. Hope this helps a bit.Not shore about the male to male joint ,if it is 1/4 or something else :)
    2013-02-24 13.40.40a.jpg 2013-02-24 13.40.10a.jpg

Share This Page