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Redneck Air Compressor Aftercooler

03-20-2017 02:30 PM by PPK | 5 comments »

I recently got a nice, used air compressor for a really great price. I have been needing one to power my air sander and also to keep up with my HVLP sprayer. This fits the bill perfectly. However, I want really dry air for using my spray gun, and also to make my other air tools last longer. Moist air isn’t good for any air tool that I’m aware of. So,I researched a bit, and decided to make a cooling loop to cool the air off after it come out of the tank/compressor before it runs through my water/oil separator. Here are a few shots of it: I used 1/2” copper tubing with flare fittings, and 1/2” threaded steel pipe & fittings. The concept is that th...

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