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#31 DeanKB

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

I've got the airbrushes working - needed a Broomwade 1/4 inch adaptor to fit my splitter.

It just works! 2-3 minutes of continuous spraying before the motor kicks in. Measured the noise, it's around 43db. Very quiet indeed. The air is dry and without any pulses. Can work 2 airbrushes together with no loss of pressure.

I'm very pleased indeed with this, especially at £75. If you see one on EBay, buy it. Don't be afraid of the age, mines at least 10 years old and still going strong.
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#32 DeanKB

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:17 PM

Some more pics. The oil is bang in the middle of the gauge & the motor runs quietly and with no heat at all, so I'm not going to change the oil - there seems no need and, as it'll cost me £40, it's a simple decision to make. 

 

My only concern is that I've got a lot hanging off the air outlet - couple of filters plus the splitter - so I may look to give it some support.

 

This will probably involve some old books placed horizontally underneath the second filter.

 

I still can't get over the weight of this thing. I guess the tank must be pretty thick to hold 120psi, it feels bulletproof. The casing on the motor wouldn't feel out of place on an Abrams tank. It makes my old compressor (which has always worked just fine) look like a kids toy.

 

I will also have a 3 litre oil-less compressor for sale soon. Works perfectly.....

 

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#33 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:33 PM

Dean, that looks like a great set up.

I took a look for Jun Air and it seems comparable to the Silentaire in price. I haven't found any secondhand yet but will keep looking.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:43 AM

Quiet ?...well...I have a Craftsman with a 40 gal tank...not really that quiet, but it is mounted down in the engine compartment well aft, and I have a manifold on the line ( runs to the filter and separator first ) a hose that comes into the cabin for my airbrush.... I can barely hear it from there, and it seldom runs, as it takes a while to use enough air for it to kick on.

You could do the same by setting one up in the garage and plumbing it to your work space. That's what I had when I lived in a house, but that was with a 220v, 8 hp, 80 gal tank that was hard line plumbed throughout the garage. I just had a regulated line that was plumbed to my hobby room, which had another set of filters and regulator with a manifold to run 4 airbrush lines.

Joe
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