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OK fellas, a question about shop air. I'm currently using a small portable compressor (220V) for my air needs. I know it's not going to cut it when i get serious. So, I'm planning to get one of the upright units, maybe Ingersol Rand or similar brand at Tractor Supply.

The price range seems to be roughly $500 to $1000, depending on cfm and brand name of course. Also, what is the best way to plumb in some drops along the wall? I was thinking of going with PVC?

Any recommendations, expectations yall can share would be appreciated.
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71_badmach;10900 Wrote:OK fellas, a question about shop air. I'm currently using a small portable compressor (220V) for my air needs. I know it's not going to cut it when i get serious. So, I'm planning to get one of the upright units, maybe Ingersol Rand or similar brand at Tractor Supply.

The price range seems to be roughly $500 to $1000, depending on cfm and brand name of course. Also, what is the best way to plumb in some drops along the wall? I was thinking of going with PVC?

Any recommendations, expectations yall can share would be appreciated.

PVC will work fine just remember when you make your drops for your lines to come off the top of the header not the bottom. If you come off the bottom of it it will make a natural drip leg right to your tools. Also an automatic drain on the tank is not a bad ideal.
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#3
You might want to look into eastwwods system It is a pvc system, 100'
garage air line kit w/12 wall mount clamps. Part #51537. If I am not mistaken they also have a whole system with all the fittings and driers. Can't find my catalog in this mess I call a shop.
Jim

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#4
This is something I need to talk Dad into! We just run a long hose from the big compressor to the shop addition where the Mustangs are. Works but not very neat!

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#5
I plumbed it all in with black steel pipe. I don't trust PVC. My fear is that it will get brittle and break as it ages. The steel pipe is durable and easy to install...although more expensive than PVC. Worth the cost to me.

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#6
When I was in the compressor business we had a product called "trans air" it was a slick product but was expensive.

http://www.transair-usa.com/
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#7
We have had PVC air lines in the race shop for over 10 years with minimal trouble. Use the schedule 40 pipe.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

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Thanks for the inputs! I considered the quick connect systems on the link you provided TN, I think the Saturday morning shows advertise it under a different name now, but you are right, kinda pricey. For the price of PVC, I figure you can't beat it. And, I'll try and remember coming off the top of the manifold!

For compressor size, running cutoff, sanders, and the like, is 10cfm enough for a good sized compressor?
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#9
Just look at the tools you will be using and it will tell you what they require
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tx-skydiver;10970 Wrote:I plumbed it all in with black steel pipe. I don't trust PVC. My fear is that it will get brittle and break as it ages. The steel pipe is durable and easy to install...although more expensive than PVC. Worth the cost to me.

I had mine plummed in PVC.I had no issues for about four years.Then I started breaking at my connections,and one day I actually had a pipe break.
I took it all out and ran black iron pipe.I also had a stand alone Campbel Housfeld compressor,about 5 years old,and the tank split at the welds where the compresor mounted to the tank.Had to get rid of it.I went to home Depot and bought the same size Husky.I am not real happy with the time it takes to recover,etc.... just my .02.


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