Arrrrgh!! My air compressor just went tango uniform...

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Arrrrgh!! My air compressor just went tango uniform...

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:58 pm

August 9th, 2012, 1:41 am #1

right in the middle of a project! It did give me 20+ years of service so Maybe it's time for a new one. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ken

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Joined: November 18th, 2011, 11:35 pm

August 9th, 2012, 1:47 am #2

No moving parts, won't break, won't spit water, pressure won't fluctuate.
Last edited by Whitey on August 9th, 2012, 2:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
Andrew White
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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 3:52 pm

August 9th, 2012, 1:53 am #3

I'd ***never*** go back to a compressor. CO2 is the only way to airbrush.
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Joined: December 8th, 2011, 3:48 am

August 9th, 2012, 2:01 am #4

right in the middle of a project! It did give me 20+ years of service so Maybe it's time for a new one. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ken
My compressor is still working, however I'm getting a CO2 tank this weekend anyway
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Joined: April 25th, 2005, 12:47 am

August 9th, 2012, 2:02 am #5

I'd ***never*** go back to a compressor. CO2 is the only way to airbrush.
I took my old tank to be refilled, hadn't refilled it in years. Turns out it had to be pressure checked so I just paid for a refill in a new tank. Cost me 64 bucks.
Refills in this tank should be around 25 bucks, it's a small tank.

Owen
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 12:03 am

August 9th, 2012, 2:08 am #6

right in the middle of a project! It did give me 20+ years of service so Maybe it's time for a new one. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ken
Hi Ken,

I've been running with WalMart's Campbell-Hausfield compressor for quite some time now and it's given me excellent service. All you need is a water trap and you're good to go.

Frank
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

August 9th, 2012, 2:17 am #7

And earplugs!! nt.
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

August 9th, 2012, 2:32 am #8

right in the middle of a project! It did give me 20+ years of service so Maybe it's time for a new one. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ken
about 40 yrs now ever since a very talented scratch builder turned me on to the set-up, but I've always had a compressor or two also. I can get about a doz 48ths to an air tank easy. The N fill shop is now 20-30 miles away for me tho (use to be 5) so I like having the compressor as a 'back-up' just in case.

My main hobby air compressor is a 4-5 yr old Iwata Smart Jet. A fine compressor but $$$. I got a great price on eBay tho, w/ free post too! But even the finely made Iwata is kinda noisy. Not neighbors calling the cops noisy but far from N/CO2 tank 100% silent.

Do a search. Lots of traffic here on HS over the yrs, air tank vs compressor, w/ lots of good info.

I'm still glad I have both available to use but if I had to choose, esp if an apt dweller, air tank.

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Joined: August 5th, 2006, 12:16 am

August 9th, 2012, 2:42 am #9

I took my old tank to be refilled, hadn't refilled it in years. Turns out it had to be pressure checked so I just paid for a refill in a new tank. Cost me 64 bucks.
Refills in this tank should be around 25 bucks, it's a small tank.

Owen
My compressor's getting pretty shaky. Do you use welder's tanks or something similar? Years without a refill sounds nice.

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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

August 9th, 2012, 3:06 am #10

O, N, whatever, but my N tank is approx 30" high (not inc'd the reg set-up) and 10 to 12" in dia. They're usually id'd by weight, not size, but I forgot what my tank's rating is.

If going the CO2 route, food/bev suppliers can be go tos also.
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