|Forum topic by rg33||posted 10-26-2015 12:55 AM||699 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-26-2015 12:55 AM
I finally decided to upgrade my 6 gallon oil-less pancake compressor with a stationary 60 gal. one. I primarily did it for the increased capabilities and because I’d like to use it for spraying finish with an HVLP as well.
Im in the process of buying the filter/regulator, plumbing etc for it and am turning to the experts around here for advice. The outlet from the compressor is a 1/2 NPT. It seems logical to buy the filter / water separator in this size as well to not limit the air flow to the users downstream, but I have noticed that as pipe size goes up so does cost.
My main questions are as follows:
but not sure if something like this would be more necessary to really remove water for spraying and having better filtration down to .3 micron:
as you can see the price difference is substantial
2. Im planning to move fairly soon so on the short term plumbing = 3/8 hose, given this is the case and that HVLP’s that ive seen like the popular HF have a 1/4NPT fitting is it really worth it to go with the regulators/filters above in the 1/2NPT size or can I get by with the 3/8NPT or even the 1/4NPT and save some money for other air tools.
Besides this, my other uses for the compressor really come down to nail guns, occasional use of a plasma cutter and some cut off tools and possibly a die grinder for light use on metal.
thanks in advance for any advice