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"Quiet Compressor Info"

Discussion in 'Airbrush Compressors' started by wagspe208, Apr 21, 2018.


  1. Jurien72

    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    I once stumbled on a forum that recommended a certain filter... just never got around to trying it.
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    Here’s a basic quiet intake:

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    California Air Tools compressors started putting tubing onto the intake ports of their air intakes. That’s an easy upgrade to do:

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    I found this diy idea. It’s a lawnmower muffler and an air filter:

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    That is a valve cover breather off a "race engine". Any hotrod shop will have it... plus auto zone and the regular chains will have them too.
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    That tube helps a lot to dampen the sound. You can go a step further. I used a small square from a washing-up rag to cover the opening. I've found that you can go 2 layers before you are cutting off the air but I just stick to one. It works like another filter that keeps the filter cleaner for longer.

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    I will give that a try. Cool
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    Yeah that looks like a great idea!
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    Well.... f me!!
    So, I decided to take a chance on the husky for 137. Went to amazon. Hmmm where is it?
    They increased price to 165 but a couple sources in stock.
    So... back to air compressors direct. 152 and free shipping. It’s on the way.
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    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Im pretty sure Its identical to a california air 2010a, right down to the Leffoo brand pressure switch.
    Except its got a steel tank so its 4 pounds heavier
    They fudged the numbers on the noise rating.
    In the same listing its stated as 36dpa (whatever dpa is) at 3 ft and 45 dba at 35ft
    Im inclined to believe the latter number

    But its $30 less than the 2010a
    Id save 30 bucks and take the steel tank option too
    ITs always cool to see some other options for comparison , Thank you for posting up all those links.
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    It should be here next week... will see.... I will take a video and post it if I can.
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    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    I got lucky. I was shopping compressors for a while, went to the pawn shop to get a stapler and ran across this senco pc1010.
    Said it had a leak in the air tank so it was in the clearance bin for $10.
    I plugged it in and found it was a leaking regulator.
    So now I've got $25 in it.
    If I can drop 8db with some intake mod it will be as quiet as the California. Airs. Assuming they're all honest on the numbers.

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    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Probably not the best little compressor but for $25 ill live with it.
    Comes w no intake muffler whatsoever so I think it should be easy to drop the noise down.
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    Videos
    or not... will send from phone to email and try...
    well... I don't know how to upload video here...
    "this file does not have an allowable extension" or something like that....
    anyone want to send me their email... I took 6 videos.... nothing special
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    Videos need to be embedded from or linked to an external source such as YouTube.
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    THAT filter looks VERY familiar.
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    UH... I don't want to get on your bad side or I will have to take a picture with a note... but I have no idea WTF that means... well, youtube.... but I don't do youtube posting...
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    Videos can't be posted here direct from your phone or computer, they have to come from a video hosting site, most popular is YouTube, if you don't post there or anywhere else it's not coming here.

    I'm actually trying to help youo_O
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    let's try this...
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    Toss on the bench.
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