Suggestions for a quiet air compressor?
Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:26 PM
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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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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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:33 PM
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.
Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:43 AM
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.
- Sir Walter Raleigh
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