suggestion for new air compressor

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suggestion for new air compressor

Joined: March 21st, 2011, 5:31 pm

February 8th, 2012, 9:13 pm #1

Hi.I am looking for a replacement air compressor as my 15-yr old Paasche D500 is making a lot of noise lately. I understand lot of people are using the compressor with tank from hardware stores but size and noise are issues for me since I live on a 2nd floor apartment building so i am limited to hobby compressor types. Has anyone using the Paasche D3000R unit ? Or any other recommendations? Thanks in advance.
Thanh.
Last edited by hvthanh on February 8th, 2012, 9:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

February 8th, 2012, 10:51 pm #2

I bought an Iwata Ninja and its great. The unit is small and compact. It does not have a tank but the motor noise is pretty quiet and is pretty much a non issue. The compressor has a built in pressure regulator and I added an Iwata moisture trap to the hose. I think its a great compact quiet compressor.
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Joined: June 11th, 2005, 3:19 pm

February 9th, 2012, 4:33 am #3

Hi.I am looking for a replacement air compressor as my 15-yr old Paasche D500 is making a lot of noise lately. I understand lot of people are using the compressor with tank from hardware stores but size and noise are issues for me since I live on a 2nd floor apartment building so i am limited to hobby compressor types. Has anyone using the Paasche D3000R unit ? Or any other recommendations? Thanks in advance.
Thanh.
Silent, inexpensive, but must be recharged periodically...

Unless your apartment building has very thin walls, I wouldn't think a small tank compressor would make much more noise than, say, vacuuming a common hallway with the doors shut, particularly if you put it in an interior closet, sitting on some towels or a rug when it's charging... just watch the pressure and move it to let it charge (?)

just a thought... good hunting!
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Joined: November 10th, 2006, 3:04 pm

February 9th, 2012, 4:59 am #4

My campbell hausfield made the devil's noise, and, as unfriendly, selfish, thoughtless as my upstairs neigbors are, I just couldn't do that to them. A CO2 tank and set up will run you about 150 bucks to get set up, and it does cost to refill, BUT, it's totally (and I mean totally) silent. If you are on the 2nd floor, you will certainly know what carrying things up a flight of stairs is like, and a CO2 tank is not that big and or bulky that you couldn't reasonably manage it.

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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

February 9th, 2012, 1:03 pm #5

unless you have to have oxygen for medical reasons, they prohibit such things
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 4:10 pm

February 9th, 2012, 6:52 pm #6

Hi.I am looking for a replacement air compressor as my 15-yr old Paasche D500 is making a lot of noise lately. I understand lot of people are using the compressor with tank from hardware stores but size and noise are issues for me since I live on a 2nd floor apartment building so i am limited to hobby compressor types. Has anyone using the Paasche D3000R unit ? Or any other recommendations? Thanks in advance.
Thanh.
A Grex compressor is quiet and not that expensive. Scroll down.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeulayn/id12.html


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