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Old 11-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default Need help on a compressor shed

I'm putting my compressor in a shed outside my shop, just too noisy to be inside. My problem is I need to put the shed about 6 feet from the shop to avoid the watershed and cement surface drain. I can put the electric underground and come up to go into the shed from the shop.

My problem is the air lines really need to go in at the level they come out of the compressor, mayby at a down angle into the shop to hookup to the filter to avoid water collecting and sitting in the pipe. Anybody had any problems with winter weather and lines that are exposed, maybe with that foam insulation that slips over the pipe?

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Old 11-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Need help on a compressor shed

What about building a small room inside the shop for it, instead?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Need help on a compressor shed

why not put the compressor up a bit, on a metal frame?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: Need help on a compressor shed

CaptainRay,

I have often wondered the same. A collision shop opened up in town this summer and he put the compressor in a adjacent garage with the air line (pex) run under ground. I will be sure to report how that works here in MUCH colder MN.

Sorry I don't have answers. I would think a large pipe (1"+) properly insulated would have no problems. There isn't that much water in a line.
Be sure your compressor tank is on some sort of timer drain so you don't have to walk out to the "shed" every half hour on the humid days.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Need help on a compressor shed

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=109062

Read my post in the above thread.

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:17 PM   #6
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Default Re: Need help on a compressor shed

A large amount of comp noise comes from the inlet side so see if you can poke the inlet pipe through the wall to the outside....Then put on old style aircleaner on it and that will filter the air and also quieten it some more.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:03 PM   #7
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I've been looking into an intake silencer and solberg makes a unit slcr100 (100 denotes 1") and they claim 15-30dba reduction. That is huge if it can do that.
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