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    February, 2017
Quiet Air Compressor For Apartment
Posted by armco1953 on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:09 AM

I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with purchasing a quiet air compressor for airbrushing?  From online I have seen Iwata makes a couple of models that many people seem to like.  I live in an apartment and would like to purchase as quiet compressor as possible.  I would only be using this for model building, of which I do about 3 or 4 a year.  I have read that some compressors don't last very long.  I currently use an old Campbell Hausfeld QuietAir that although has never been "quiet" it has lasted me for about 15 years.  Its getting old and I need to get a replacment.   

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    May, 2013
Posted by Snibs on Friday, February 10, 2017 2:57 PM

Thinking of doing the same here, the only one I have found so far is this 9 litre job,

https://www.toolex.com.au/products/594138

claims 50db and the small 3 litre one I have now is 47db.

I'm in Australia but I'm sure there would be identical units around the planet. There are other threads around as well to look at on the subject to check out.

Mick.

UPDATE, 17-2-17.

Had a look at the above compressor today, very fast but far louder than 50 db, I took my little 47db compressor in to Gasweld and sat them side by side, there was a big fan running within a few feet, could not here my little one but the Toolex was quite noticeable. Didn't buy one.

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Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

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USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:33 PM

Hello!

Some time ago I have described a compressor just like that:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/18/p/151920/1628509.aspx

It's about al loud as a refrigerator, and very durable - one of them works me over 20 years now.

Hope it helps - good luck with your builds and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    May, 2013
Posted by Snibs on Friday, February 17, 2017 12:06 AM

Pawel

Hello!

Some time ago I have described a compressor just like that:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/18/p/151920/1628509.aspx

It's about al loud as a refrigerator, and very durable - one of them works me over 20 years now.

Hope it helps - good luck with your builds and have a nice day

Paweł

 

Yep think that's the way to go.

My airbrush and modeling page.

Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

On The Bench.

USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

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    April, 2011
  • From: Western Chicago Suburbs
Posted by John T on Friday, February 17, 2017 12:35 PM

I bought a Central Pneumatic 93657 compressor at Harbor Freight couple of years ago and I've been very happy with it. I bought it on sale, but the normal price is about $70. It's non-continous run and quiet. Maybe not as quiet as a refrigerator, but certainly quieter than the volume of most peoples' TVs or stereos.  You can probably find an on-line review on YouTube.

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