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Compressor Alternatives Update

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Compressor Alternatives Update
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:25 PM
Today at Walmart, I noticed that the automotive department changed their stock to Campbell-Hausefeld products and I wonder if their tanks and other products would be compatible with an airbrush (my Aztek 370).

Tank: Regular 7 gallon with pressure gauge
Air filter: bulb-shaped, catches water and dirt. Small and large available
Air adjustor valve: bar code read as regulator--would this work?

Also, would the filter and adjuster/regulator fit for the tank or are they for compressors only?
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 12:10 AM
I would say to check the sizes and types of fittings of all components to see if they are compatible. If they are,great. If not, you may have to get adapter fittings,(available at some automotive stores; PepBoys,etc...or at Home Depot). In either case, make sure to use teflon pipe sealing tape.

Good Luck,

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 11:26 AM
Here's something I read in Scale Auto a long time ago: Buy a tank of compressed
CO2 from a welding supply store, and you have a great supply for an airbrush. It should last a long time, and it is silent. I have been meaning to research this for myself, but I have been on a long business trip.

Just something to think about.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 30, 2003 4:50 PM
Thank you all. I've thought about a tank of CO2 and I'll look into it. I also found a CH compressor for $89 and its specifications claim that airbrushes work fine for it.
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  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:34 PM

I have heard of people using co2 canisters with regulators attatched to replace a noisy compressor with no issues. Very dry air too.

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Posted by Bearcat57 on Friday, September 20, 2019 1:20 AM

You woke this thread from a nearly 17 year slumber! Tongue Tied


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