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  1. Airbrush Dreams

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    Did a video of my new compressor. It also includes a section of how to choose the right compressor.



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    Nice job. I have the 4.6 aluminum number, and have been using it for maybe 5 years now. Love it. It sits right next to my right knee while seated at my drawing table, and I have never thought of it as any type of distraction.
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    Good to hear Dave. I was trying to add information that would be useful for all. My plans in the future is to build a Silent Compressor again. I have my Sears Pancake Compressor that is a beast for noise and I am thinking of buying a 1/2hp refrigerator compressor. I have all the parts except the compressor. This one will be great for the time being. I just need to shoot some videos with it and see if it is too distracting.


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    I can say that I have held several conversations on the hone while seated a my desk, compressor running - and did not find it distracting to either myself, or the person on the other end of the phone. Certainly not as quiet as a refrigerator compressor, but I feel certain you will have no troubles using it while filming. Even in your initial post here, the noise was not distracting to the point of overtaking your voice. Placing a simple partition in front of the compressor, even cardboard, would most likely reduce the noise even more.
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    I guess they don't carry the exact one that I had last time. I was using one of the 1 gallon , 1/2 hp CAT compressor. I loved it. It lasted a few years, then this season at the haunted house it went kaput on me. It had actually two problems occur at the same time. So I just now got my new one in, I got the 5.5 gallon, 1 hp with the steel tank. It took a day extra to get here from Home Depot than expected but it came in well packed and did not look used. I tested mine but forgot to put the filter on the head first. I need to try it again to see how loud the 1 hp is with the filter on.

    So we'll see how well this one serves me. No, my CAT compressor didn't last as long as my dad's craftsman 15 gal compressor he bought probably in the 90's, BUT! I didn't pay nowhere near what he did either!
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    Wish we could get these in the UK.
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    I did some recording while the compressor was running and in my normal set up it was just a little louder than my Great White Shark. I went with the 8 gallon tank so the compressor would be off longer. Longevity will be the key.


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    Nice. Always feels good to get new accessories no matter how big or small. I was skipping around thru the video so I might not have caught it if you said it, but how many gallons is that tank? Just trying to compare it to my Sil-air 50-24 with the 6 gallon tank. I had a California air tools compressor before getting my beauty about 5 years ago. It was the "nailer" version with the twin stacked tanks. It wasn't that quiet, I mean it wasn't as loud as a home depot pancake special, but not quiet enough for my then second floor apartment studio. Now I have my own house, and building my own attached studio space, and might pick up a second compressor just for using HVLP guns ( I still use my 50-24 with them, but they definatly give it quite a workout), and a bigger compressor would be nice for my summer teaching season. Anyways, have fun breaking her in, maybe she needs an iwata sticker slapped on to jazz it up. :p
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    It has an 8 gallon tank. The one horsepower compressor is quieter than the 2 horsepower. I was tempted to get the 2 hp with a 10 gallon tank but decided on this one before of the noise level.


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    Probably a good move, 10 gallons is just waaayyyy to big unless you're base coating cars. Lol, and then it's too small lol ah the perils of the compressor game
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    That looks like a Nice compressor I see they are going for about 190.00 I have a Silaire 20-A but you are suppose to replace the oil after so many hours and I'm using Badger oil instead because it takes sin-com oil which is overpriced. I only changed the oil 3 times in the 20+ years I had it but I hardly have in hours in it. I have a Badger Pro Aspire for a backup which is oiless but the reviews are sketchy on Amazon almost afraid to use it if I decided to stop using the Silaire 20A
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    First time I ever changed my oil on my 50-24 it was with the spare bottle sil-air sent me. The second time instead of paying for like you said overpriced compressor oil I looked up compressor oil brands and reviews and got a quart of synthetic compressor oil for $5 from home depot, and she's been running fine for the last year on that.
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    I'm reading the reviews on the California air tools compressors seems like a half dozen or so started on fire.
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    If I remember right that was the 1HP with a 4 Gallon tank and they were using air tools. You can’t run them that hard. That is why I got the 8 gallon tank. It holds so much air that the compressor is nice and cool before it turns on again while spraying at 25 psi. So far the little I have used it it has been fine. I will give an official review when I use it on my next project.


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    I went to read negative ones cause of you lol

    One thing I noticed people leave them on and they go to vacation even -.- So I am a little confused. When I am finished with my work I turn OFF compressor. Did I missed something?

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    I really don't know, this sounds so weird...At least to me lol
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    Well that sounds more like a wiring problem, or switch issue rather than the compressor issue. If there were no air leaks it should not have turned on. Leaving it switched on could cause and electric problem by over heating. I wouldn’t write them all off. I have a food processor here that I was leaving plugged in all the time and it would make a weird electric hum every now and again. I was told by the company that it was such a high amp motor it should not be left plugged in when not in use. Truthfully I would be more apt to think it was the capacitor that holds stored energy for the next time it starts.


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    thx for the info. I turn off all stuff which uses electricity if I don't use them, except my computer is running 24/7.And a fridge. I kinda wanna be on a safe side.
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