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Forum topic by TurbineTester posted 12-17-2010 10:01 PM 2704 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TurbineTester

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12-17-2010 10:01 PM

I thought i read an article recently in an old ShopNotes magazine about adding a storage/surge tank to the compressed air system. Does anyone know if it was in ShopNotes or another magazine, and if so, which issue? Shopnotes doesn’t have a searchable index on their website as far as i can tell…

Thanks

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 10:47 PM

If you have a subscription you can login undermagazine customer service. Login using your address that it is mailed to and then on the right of the next screen you will see a red circle with a computer mouse in it. This is their online index.

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 10:49 PM

I tried searching but couldn’t really find anything that you are talking about. I hope you find your answer.

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#3 posted 12-17-2010 10:50 PM

ok thanks

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#4 posted 12-17-2010 11:02 PM

i found a similar article in the September 2006 issue of american woodworker, which talked about plumbing your shop with air. But it didn’t have the “adding a second/storage/surge tank” part i saw somewhere.

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#5 posted 12-18-2010 07:48 AM

I have one, and I don’t see any mysteries about it. Out from the compressor, into the storage tank. Out from the storage tank to where the work needs done.

It would be nice if there were a drain in the bottom of the tank for removal of condensate.

And I trust you know not to plumb your shop for air with PVC.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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