|Forum topic by Patrick Jaromin||posted 2226 days ago||766 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
2226 days ago
So I’ve been casually watching Craigslist for months for a used compressor, 60-80Gal, with at least a 12-14 SCFM @90, which I think would be what I’d need to be able to use a moderate-sized sander. I’m planning on installing a central system using either copper or Chemaire.
First, am I right about the size? Would something smaller do or am I looking too small?
Second, I was originally planning to install the compressor in the same front closet as the dust collector. However, the dust collector I purchased is a double-bag unit and the closet simply isn’t large enough for both. If I purchase an upright, I’ll need to install it in the basement of the house and run pipe across and up into the shop. If I buy a horizontal unit it could fit in the crawl space under the shop…which I would prefer. Unfortunately, used horizontal compressors are a relative rarity…and I don’t want to spend big $$$ on a new one.
Just this morning I saw a horizontal tank, sans compressor/motor come up on my local craigslist for the second time (the first was a number of months ago). They’re asking $70 for it. What do you think? Would you buy the horizontal tank and then keep an eye out for a compressor and motor? Or buy a new compressor and motor (expensive I think).
Can anyone provide any adivce on this?
-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog