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09-09-2007 04:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: noise

OK guys and gals…I’m asking you to put on the thinking cap and tell me how I can quiet down this Campbell Hausfield air compressor. Eventually I’m going to build an attached shed and move it into there but for now it sits under the workbench and is loud, to say the least. Any ideas?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!


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#1 posted 09-09-2007 04:45 PM

A garage sale comes to mind. <g>

If it’s one of those pancake,oiless comprsssors – sell it.
It will ultimately drive you nuts .
Take a look for an oil type piston compressor.
I see them around for $100.00 and up now.
This should ultimately be cheaper and better than trying to build that monster out of your shop.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 09-09-2007 04:48 PM

Build an insulated box for it to sit in.

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#3 posted 09-09-2007 04:55 PM

Those things will rattle the fillings out of your teeth. Even an insulated box will give you the impression that something is trying to escape from it. I have no solution as I also have a pancake compressor that makes me feel like I’m standing in a hammer mill.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 09-09-2007 05:58 PM

I have cursed my air compressor more times that my boss. It is nice and quite in the shop and… BANG! it starts running . I jump and curse and say ” one of these days I will build a sound proof box for that POS” <laugh> and never do. I have started turning it off until I need it :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#5 posted 09-09-2007 11:10 PM

It don’t seem to matter what size the darned thing is , it’ll knock the crap out of you when it starts. The only hope is the other end of the building or a shed outside.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 09-10-2007 01:06 AM

But get one with oil. The db’s are a lot less with the oil type. But they are still loud.

I think my compressor is going. Ran low on oil. It’s noisers now than it used to be. harbor freight ahs a replacement compressor for 90.00 that looks like mine. I will probably replace it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 09-10-2007 04:55 AM

I agree with gizmodyne. or get some ear plugs.

-- bryano

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#8 posted 09-10-2007 03:58 PM

Yeah, I’m gonna try and box it in with foam rubber for sound deadining. Since it’s under the bench though, that idea eliminates some leg room too. Figure I’ll build some kind of door so I can still get it out when I need to. Eventually I’m gonna move it to the new shed…Which isn’t on the project/finance schedule just yet. But I’ll be on the lookout for tossout couches for the foam rubber. Then again, maybe it’s time to build that new shed.

A buddy of mine (pro-mechanic) had a Sears model oil-less compressor that he quickly returned because of the noise. He purchased a large “oil-type” and you wouldn’t believe the difference. Still, even it is loud.

And thanx for your comments guys!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#9 posted 09-10-2007 06:01 PM

One of the potential drawbacks to boxing the compressor is the rise in ambient temperature inside the box.
If you end up running this thing for continous periods you can cook it.
The other disadvantage is moisture removal in humid climates becomes a challenge if the unit is boxed in.
You will most certianly rust our the holding tank post hate with a load of water and a high temperature.

p.s. Tanks should be purged after every session of use or every day that they are used.

Be sure to make allowances for these factors if you intend to go ahead with this plan.

Good luck

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 09-10-2007 06:01 PM

scuzza – stupid Bob!
Did I say stupid Bob?
Did I say it recently? <g>

I would dearly like to know what is making the text disappear on my computers in midstream of posting.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#11 posted 09-10-2007 06:23 PM

Bob liked his reply so much, he said it again.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#12 posted 09-10-2007 06:25 PM

HA!!

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#13 posted 09-10-2007 06:36 PM

Hmmm. Bob, you’re raining on my parade. You have a real good point. I need to rethink this again.

Thanx! It’s what we’re here for. Actually, Thanx twice!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#14 posted 09-10-2007 06:42 PM

Yep!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 09-10-2007 06:45 PM

Mot, Mot, Mot. <g>

Bob

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