Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    298
    Location
    Minnesota
    Tractor
    '07 Kubota BX2350

    Default Accessorize my new air compressor

    Up until now I've always had portable compressors. I'm now upgrading to this CH 60 gallon stationary unit: Campbell Hausfeldョ 60 Gallon Cast Iron Air Compressor - 3310006 | Tractor Supply Company

    I have a Friends and Family 15% discount coupon that I can use for this but its only good one time. I'd like to take advantage of the 15% off and pick up some additional things I'll need for the installation. I'm thinking things like pressure regulator, dryer, etc. I'm honestly not sure what all comes with these things.

    I'm eventually going to run hard lines throughout the shop but I'm not far enough along with the planning process to start buying those items. Also, I have the electrical items prett well covered already.

    Thanks!!
    '07 BX2350, FEL w/ toothbar, 60" MMM, 5' KK back blade, 60" Farm King 3PH snowblower, 42" home built disc, carry all

  2. #2
    Super Star Member dave1949's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    10,106
    Location
    Industry, Maine
    Tractor
    New Holland TC40

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    I can't read it, but there is a label on the front saying "Don't Forget These Accessories" with a check list. It looks like not much comes with it.
    "Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end ..."
    When there is a huge solar energy spill, it is called a "nice day"!

  3. #3
    Gold Member mvwicker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    325
    Location
    St Louis, MO
    Tractor
    2007 New Holland TC34DA

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    Air dryer:

    Campbell Hausfeld Air Desiccant Cleaner/Dryer - 3315030 | Tractor Supply Company

    ...to go with the plasma cutter you will eventually want to get

  4. #4
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,710
    Location
    IL
    Tractor
    B2710

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    Run a hardline from the drain out a small hole in your wall so you can drain it easily. You'll need an elbow, a few lengths of 3/8 or 1/2" galvanized pipe and a 1/4 turn ball valve.
    A regulator.
    Some kind of filter, I'd just get a filter you can drain unless you're doing something that requires a dessicant.
    Get a hose reel if you don't already have one.
    Kubota B2710, New Holland CM274 front mower, Toro Zmaster ZTR, Ford 908 bush hog, New Idea manure spreader, Swisher trail mower

  5. #5
    Elite Member DT86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2,992
    Location
    SWVA
    Tractor
    Kubota 9540, RTV 900 and David Brown 885.

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    Quote Originally Posted by BeezFun View Post
    Run a hardline from the drain out a small hole in your wall so you can drain it easily. You'll need an elbow, a few lengths of 3/8 or 1/2" galvanized pipe and a 1/4 turn ball valve.
    From the picture this model looks pretty high off the floor but still very good advice. Mine is right on the floor and a real PITA so it doesn't get done as often as is should.

  6. #6
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    298
    Location
    Minnesota
    Tractor
    '07 Kubota BX2350

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    Regarding the drain, I already have plans to mount it up on skids and to bring the line out with a ball valve (saw that suggestion in many places here).

    So these things will come with a "high pressure switch" to shut it off at whatever max pressure it is rated for. But then I'll need to add a pressure regulator so I can dial it down for specific applications? If this is the case, would you put the regulator right at the outlet of the AC or at the 3 or so taps that I plan to add around the shop?

    I've read that the filter is to keep out particulates and to some extent moisture (non-dessicant models). Do they serve any other purpose?

    For a hose reel, what attributes should I be looking for? I already know that 50' of hose would be sufficient.
    '07 BX2350, FEL w/ toothbar, 60" MMM, 5' KK back blade, 60" Farm King 3PH snowblower, 42" home built disc, carry all

  7. #7
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    967
    Location
    western NC
    Tractor
    Ventrac, Steiner

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    If your going to get a hose reel, get a good one. I have played around with those el-cheapos and have gottent tired of the reel not retracting when I want it to, and always trying to retract when I dont want it to. Also dont get the hard rubber hoses. I have found the flexible hose to be much better when running air tools in tight places. The hard hose is stiffer, wont kink as bad and might last longer, but it sure gets aggravating to use when your under something and have to stick the impact gun overhead in a tight spot. 50 ft of hose will reach anything in my shop and my compressor is close to the door so I can get anything close enought to reach outside the shop also. If you are going to run hardlines in the shop, consider adding a connecton on the outside of the shop as well. You may never need it, but its cheap to do and can come in handy when/if you ever need it.

  8. #8
    Platinum Member BIG DOOLEY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    602
    Location
    MICHIGAN
    Tractor
    JOHN DEERE 2320

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    You will like the 60 gallon over a portable.
    Lots more volume for impact guns, paint gun...
    I ran 3/4" galvanized piping around my garage and made several drops for outlets in different locations. It has been very handy when painting vehicles.
    Galvanized piping is not the best choice for air lines but mine was the right price.
    Free.
    I have a moisture seperator and filteration on the discharge at the compressor.
    moisture still gets past with high volume tasks like painting though.
    Galvanized flakes can also come loose in the piping which is why it is not the ideal choice when painting.
    I have a portable filter housing on a stand with a large cotton wound filter and dedicated hose i use just for my hvlp gun and air brush.
    The filter traps galvanized flakes, oil vapor and moisture.
    I bolted my compressor to the floor. I need to add a drain line like others have said. draining is a bit of a pain without it.
    I also have a tee set with valving up near the compressor outlet so I can change from full pressure to regulated pressure for the entire set-up.
    I also made a homemade air intake filter setup.
    I'll include some pics for ideas.
    Attachment 291929Attachment 291930Attachment 291931Attachment 291932Attachment 291933Attachment 291934Attachment 291935Attachment 291936Attachment 291937Attachment 291938Attachment 291939Attachment 291940Attachment 291941
    2012 JD 2320, HOMEMADE CANOPY, 54" FRONT BLADE, 54" MID DECK MOWER, HYDRAULIC ANGLE 60" REAR BLADE, QUICK HITCH, STAINLESS FRONT MOUNT SPRAY TANK W/BOOM, 200CX LOADER W/ 61" BUCKET, HOMEMADE BALLAST BOX,HOMEMADE BUCKET GRAPPLE
    1998 "BIG DOOLEY" Chevy K3500 Crew Cab (36.000 miles & counting)

    United Steel Workers Union 12934

  9. #9
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    705
    Location
    Albany OR
    Tractor
    Case 580B, Long 460, Allis-Chalmers 160

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    Found one similar to this on CL for $40, best money I ever spent -

    SPEEDAIRE Elec Drain Valve, Direct Acting, 1/4In NPT - Pneumatic Condensate Auto Drains - 13X525|13X525 - Grainger Industrial Supply

    Got mine set for 7 seconds every hour, now the only time I think about draining my 80 gal. Dev-Air is when I'm outside near the drain tube when it goes off... Steve

  10. #10
    Super Member grsthegreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    6,447
    Location
    north idaho
    Tractor
    dk45se hst cab

    Default Re: Accessorize my new air compressor

    i have a refrigerated air dryer on my system -image_11243-jpgharbor freight $399. i paid about $300 back a few years ago. It works amazingly good. removes 99% of all moisture from lines. The post filter (canister paper filter) is 3 years old and looks new. I used to have to replace the paper filter every month.

    best investment ever....if you need truly water free air source.
    Compressed Air Dryer - Save on this Compressed Air Dryer


    i ran 3/4" copper piping through shop years ago...when copper wasnt too expensive. Steel may be cheaper now days. DONT use plastic if you value your life.

    I also have two separate self retracting 50' air hose reels ..one front one in back for portable work.
    currently own
    2011 Kioti DK45SE HST CAB tractor/loader, Jimna 6" - 3 point wood chipper, 60" JD Brush Hog, JD 60" Rototiller, 3 point post hole digger with hydraulic assist, 3 point spring tooth rake, Fimco 55 gallon weed sprayer with 12 foot boom, 3 point hydraulic wood splitter (home built)
    Quick Attach 79" loader mount snowblower & rear powerpack
    Quick Attach 84" Snow Blade
    Quick Attach 42" pallet forks

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. air compressor
    By mechanic in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-10-2012, 12:47 AM
  2. Air Compressor
    By Turbys_1700 in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-16-2011, 09:50 AM
  3. Air Compressor
    By clee4020 in forum Attachments
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-22-2011, 11:00 AM
  4. NEED ID ON OLD AIR COMPRESSOR
    By keller34 in forum Related Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-05-2010, 06:41 PM
  5. Used air compressor value...
    By Turbys_1700 in forum Projects
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-28-2009, 07:50 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.