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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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"First, shalt thou take out the Holy pin. Then, shalt thou count to three - no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shall thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that then thou shalt proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number is reached, then lobbeth thou thy Holy hand grenade of Antioch towards thy foe who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. Amen"


#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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"First, shalt thou take out the Holy pin. Then, shalt thou count to three - no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shall thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that then thou shalt proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number is reached, then lobbeth thou thy Holy hand grenade of Antioch towards thy foe who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. Amen"


#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.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:13 PM

Have any of you looked at the Dental Air Compressors?  This one caught my eye on Ebay - silent - 30L Tank.  < $300.  Chinese made.  I should probably ask my dentist who they use for their compressors.  Love the Jun Airs, but at $500+ a little outside my budget!

 

http://www.ebay.com/...r/112373544946?


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On the bench:  1/32 Hobby Craft Sopwith Camel, 1/32 Italeri Sopwith Camel,  and (2) 1/72 Eduard Spitfires Mk.IXc

In the Case: Eduard 1/72 F6F-3 Hellcat, 1/28 Fokker DR I 'Red Baron',   Big Beautiful Doll  KH P-39 Snooks 2nd 1/48 Eduard P-39D Air A Cutie1/72 Academy Helldiver; 1/72nd Eduard Albatros DV;1/28 Revell Spad XIII1/32 Roden Fokker DR I

 

 


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:59 AM

Jun-Airs come up regularly on EBay in the UK for between £75-£150. Of course, they also come up at £500+, but that's just blind optimism at play.

 

For instance, this one has been advertised for a few months now, 25 litres for £125 or offer. Been used as an auto door opener (!)

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...ZkAAOSwtfhYn14q

 

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That's just an utter bargain. Slight problem, it's in Portsmouth & he won't ship, for obvious reasons. These things weigh a ton, I can just about life mine for any length of time & that's only a 15 litre jobbie.


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"First, shalt thou take out the Holy pin. Then, shalt thou count to three - no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shall thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that then thou shalt proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number is reached, then lobbeth thou thy Holy hand grenade of Antioch towards thy foe who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. Amen"


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

I think I'll have to keep an eye on Ebay as the US prices are VERY much higher than in the UK.  Supply and demand maybe?


On the bench:  1/32 Hobby Craft Sopwith Camel, 1/32 Italeri Sopwith Camel,  and (2) 1/72 Eduard Spitfires Mk.IXc

In the Case: Eduard 1/72 F6F-3 Hellcat, 1/28 Fokker DR I 'Red Baron',   Big Beautiful Doll  KH P-39 Snooks 2nd 1/48 Eduard P-39D Air A Cutie1/72 Academy Helldiver; 1/72nd Eduard Albatros DV;1/28 Revell Spad XIII1/32 Roden Fokker DR I

 

 





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