hey jet thanks, and orygun has answered the question, I am planning on using the comp for bike work, and some air brushing, maybe get into the paint side some, the smaller air tools are what i want for bike work, 1/4" is probably plenty big but I also want to be able to crack an engine open, plus a drill press is coming up. Just some good machines. Would the 31/2hp, 12scfm be alright? 40 gallon tank? I remember when i welded for the jet lines we had water seperators to catch the water in lines, and emptied often. Get any over spray in the shop on that Chevy paint job??
when the goin' gets tough, the sparks start flyin'!
No over spray in the shop, good thing to since she painted the Camaro bright yellow. The guy who did the painting knew what he was doing and for about $25 worth of 8mil plastic sheeting and duct tape put together a surprisingly air tight room in one bay of the shop. The fans were set at the door and blew directly outside.
I live on the wet side of the Cascades in Oregon. I don't have an air dryer. Most of the condensate collects in the 30 gallon pressure tank before it get to the distribution system. Just remember the basic rules if you put in a distribution system. Slope your mainline so any moisture runs to the end of the main and have a drain valve there. T all your drops out of the top of the main line and elbow down to the connection. Put a drip leg at each connection with a drain valve on each drip leg.
BTW, the painter had small desiccant type air dryers that he used in front of his gun to remove any residual moisture before it went in the gun.
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