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Belg1960

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515 days ago

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Good morning, I need to buy one of these for some airbrush type spraying. The recommended pressure is between 40-60 (latex paint) I would like to install this onto my standard compressor an old 30 gallon single stage unit. I’m looking for water trapping but I don’t need the lubrication feature as some of the things I will be spraying can’t oil mixed in them. Any input on a decent but not ridiculously priced unit would be very much appreciated.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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Stephenw

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#1 posted 515 days ago

A Husky regulator from Home Depot works great and flows plenty of air…

Husky 3/8" pressure regulator

The filter…

Husky 3/8" standard poly bowl filter

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plantek

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#2 posted 515 days ago

I was just going to recommend the same as stephenw.
I have that on my compressor.
You can get it at HomeDepot

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 515 days ago

I have both of those units that Stephenw recommended. The pressure regulator works great but the filter/water trap does NOT remove the water from the air well at all. Not sure what would work better.

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Dallas

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#4 posted 515 days ago

Try a Watts inline desiccant air dryer.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 515 days ago

Dallas- Is that air drier something that I can afford?

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Belg1960

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#6 posted 514 days ago

Guys, thanks for the replies.

Dallas, All I seem to be finding is pdf files for the Watts filters. Could you perhaps give me a link where to buy them?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Dallas

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#7 posted 514 days ago

Andy, They aren’t very expensive. I believe there are some models under $20.

Pat Go down to your local welding supply or name brand air supply distributor.

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#8 posted 513 days ago

Hello all, thought I would add my 2 cents. I sold automotive paint and supplies for some time back in the early 90’s. One of the most important concepts in automotive paint is to have clean, dry air. Here is a little info that is important to know and a trick that will help.
When the compressed air leaves your tank, the water in it is still in vapor form (due to tempreture and the high pressure) and will stay in that way for about 25 feet down the line. So to make your water trap effective take an air hose around 25 feet long and connect it to the compressor. Next, loop it round and round, I just loop mine around the handle on my compressor, you could also loop and hang it on a hook in the wall. After this, connect the water trap, I have mine elevated a little above the compressor. This will be where you connect your tools with your regular air hose. The 25 foot or so of air hose gives the air time to cool down and the water to condense back into droplets. You will find that your water trap will actually trap water like it is supposed to. BennyG

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 513 days ago

Thanks Benny, can’t wait to try that tip as I hate water in my finish!

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