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Another view on air compressor setup

by dannyfixit
posted 07-30-2016 03:48 PM


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FancyShoes

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 07:42 AM

Nice set up. I have seen people mount their air compressors outside to save floor space inside the shop.

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 08-18-2017 02:52 PM



Nice set up. I have seen people mount their air compressors outside to save floor space inside the shop.

- FancyShoes


Also to help reduce the noise in the shop 8^)

Good call on the bottom drain valve Danny. I have a similar compressor and always hated groping through the spider webs to try and turn the always stubborn tank drain valve.
Like you, I replaced it with a section of copper line to a remote ball valve.

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WhyMe

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#3 posted 08-18-2017 05:28 PM

If that is truly a 5HP compressor, which I doubt that it is, it should not be on that cord and plug. The plug and outlet you are using is most likely only rated to 2HP max.

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#4 posted 08-18-2017 05:43 PM

Same air compressor I have.

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#5 posted 08-18-2017 05:51 PM

Good call on adding the dropper leg and ball valve to your piping. I used them all around the plant air systems that I designed to drain the condensate out of the piping. If you have not already done so, be sure your piping legs slope towards your valve slightly so the condensate will accumulate at the valve and you can drain it out.

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dannyfixit

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#6 posted 08-20-2017 10:12 PM



If that is truly a 5HP compressor, which I doubt that it is, it should not be on that cord and plug. The plug and outlet you are using is most likely only rated to 2HP max.

- WhyMe


The outlet is rated for 20amp, based upon the manufacturer’s tag on the compressor. What you can’t see is that the plug is for 230v, as required by the motor.

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