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u need to add Teflon tape to the steel connectors to seal them up.. U can also use a regulator at the tank to cut down the PSI in the tank.. that way u can let it set to factory.. set it at 125.. then use another to set at the sand pot..


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u need to add Teflon tape to the steel connectors to seal them up.. U can also use a regulator at the tank to cut down the PSI in the tank.. that way u can let it set to factory.. set it at 125.. then use another to set at the sand pot..
Yeah, I'm sitting down to teflon tape everything up, but I wanted to make sure I've got all the clearances I need in the spot where I've put it. Now I'll take everything back to the bench, teflon it up, then put it all back together and onto the shutoff on the compressor...
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Re: Beefing up my air capacity?

And... We have power! So, some questions about break-in for this compressor. It came pre-filled with oil, but it didn't come with a a specific manual. Looking in one for a comparable 60 gallon compressor (the Sanborn one), I see it says run it for 30 minutes with the bottom drain open to break in the pump parts... I'm assuming I should do this on this one as well... However, I've put the pull-cord tank drain on, and I don't really want to stand there for 30 minutes. Can I do the same thing with just having the shutoff valve open on the side of the compressor? How many folks did the break-in as per manual?
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the compressor I think has to b under a partial load.. so open the valve & maintain about 90 PSI..


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Re: Beefing up my air capacity?

I would do it as it says in the manual, as it's a one-off thing, and you (well, I would) want to do it right to maximize the life of the compressor... And if it goes wrong (which it did for me, with a Sanborne 80 gal from P.A., the compressor failed during the break-in procedure), then you don't have to worry about the warranty...
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Re: Beefing up my air capacity?

Okay, well, I did the break-in run this afternoon, and it seems to have survived... So good so far! The silly pull drain thing I installed the other day, however, leaked air past 90 PSI, so I put the original back on... And I noticed that my 3/4" shutoff valve (the one that came with it from the factory) has a bit of a leak too! May have to take the rest of the air manifold off and check that valve or replace it... Also have to build myself a regulator stand. I have the regulator and dryer all assembled and hosed up and tested, just have to figure out how I want to mount it so it will be mobile...

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LTG,

Unbelievable, 171 posts on your compressor purchase and install.

I have read most of it, lots of good tips in here.

I have a Sanborn 25 gallon in the basement, I ran a copper line through my rim joist and put a 22.5 degree elbow on it and a female connector for outside air next to my driveway. I have a ball valve shutoff 10 to 12 feet in above the air compressor.

Keep the progress coming and I would like to have the 60 to 80 gallon compressor also.

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Beefing up my air capacity?

Well, not too great of success for first crack with the blasting cabinet, there’s a kink in the base of the material supply hose causing it to not suck the abrasive.
Will have to see what cutting off the kink does, as I can’t sandblast with only one hand and keep the hose unkinked with the other.

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Well, cutting off the kink helped, but not as much as remembering to pull off the nozzle and clearing out the crud that had jammed it up... there must have been some dead bees i missed cleaning out of the cabinet when I pulled it out of storage.


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Glad you got your new air compressor and it's successfully broken in. I haven't been able to keep up with this as much as I'd like. BTW, if you set your regulator pressure close to the tank, it will be different at the tool because of restrictions in the lines, connectors, etc. I'd recommend keeping your lines tank pressure and put regulators where you are going to use your tools. A budget regulator is good for most tools, but when it comes to spray guns don't cheap out.

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Re: Beefing up my air capacity?

Well, here’s the first piece to go through the blasting cabinet:



15” rim is definitely the biggest piece I can fit in the cabinet. Only did the orange-painted front and the edges of the holes in the rim, and even that was a fair bit of work.

Question is, how do I get the rest of the paint out of the “creases” in the rim? Blaster doesn’t seem to be doing it.



Cabinet seems to run pretty well with the regulator/filter/drier bolted to a chunk of plank leaning against the cabinet and using a 25’ coil whip hose to connect to the cabinet. One of the few times I’ve appreciated the cheapo coiled hoses, because it gives me some flexibility to move the regulator where I need it




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Re: Beefing up my air capacity?

Two really easy ways to get into the cracks and crevices. First method involves soaking in an industrial paint remover, then blasting. The second is to use finer grit of the blasting medium. Have no idea of what grit or what type of blasting media you are currently using, as I don't think you have said anything.
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That doesn't look like paint it looks like a silicone.

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Two really easy ways to get into the cracks and crevices. First method involves soaking in an industrial paint remover, then blasting. The second is to use finer grit of the blasting medium. Have no idea of what grit or what type of blasting media you are currently using, as I don't think you have said anything.
Hmm... I don't think I can now say, after telling LTGal "ew, I don't really like the thought of industrial paint remover, it sounds nasty, how about I upgrade my compressor to use the sandblaster", that I should go out and get some of that... There might be, um, repercussions. Or at least, a really big "I told you so!"

Finer grit it is! Actually, honestly, I don't know what grade of grit I'm using, it was a bin of leftover crushed glass stuff my dad found in his warehouse. I'm guessing 30-60 grit, since that's the rating on the new bag I bought yesterday (since I think I've worn out the existing stuff in the cabinet, there's an awful lot of dust seeping out). I went with the "green" recycled crushed glass media, since some of the things I've read indicated that it was fairly non-aggressive for just stripping paint. True? And, it was the absolute cheapest....

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That doesn't look like paint it looks like a silicone.
Pretty sure its paint, its just REALLY globbed on there thick. They did a decent job (with a horrible colour), but there are spots where it has run and globbed, like in those cracks and around the inside of the rim where they oversprayed through the holes in the rim...

Speaking of wearing out the blasting media, I was blasting away yesterday and, in addition to there now being a lot of "horrible orange" coloured dust seeping out of the seams of the cabinet, the blaster stopped sucking media. The nozzle is not plugged, I checked. Is that perhaps a sign that I've gotten to the point where I need to change out my media? What does one do with used blasting media and its associated crud?
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I had a ceramic nozzle shift out of position once. Guess I just didn't have it in there right. It partially blocked the suction passage, so I was only getting maybe 25% of what I should have been. Still blew lots of air, though. I don't know if yours works the same way or not. It's been MANY years since I used it, so I don't remember the particulars of it.


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