Friday January 2nd, 2004|
Finished compressed air supply
Some people make a big huge deal out of how to plumb for a compressed air supply. I thought of using PVC, but decided against it for several reasons. My solution is very, very simple. I got a decent air hose from Home Depot and ran it up and over the garage doors through eye-screws. The hose ends over my workbenches (not shown) and I have a coiled hose hanging from it. On the right side of the picture you'll see the extra hose coiled up. I like this solution because it will allow me to move the hose and have the coiled hose hang from somewhere else in the future. I also bought the hose reel to give me the option of just dragging a hose across the floor.
Here you see the air hose coming through the wall and into the air/moisture filter and regulator. The orange coil of hose is the end of the hose I have running across the ceiling.
Ok, here's another shot. Here you see the hose reel I got from home depot. This thing is HEAVY! It's very well made and should last forever.
Here's a shot of my compressor enclosure. I made this with wood left over from building my workbenches. I used a mattress 'egg crate' for soundproofing material on the inside. This works very, very well but I usually leave one door open for ventilation because it gets rather hot in there after continuous use of the compressor.
Here's the big picture of the air supply. The compressor enclosure is inside the small room to the right.
Here you see my workbenches and my coiled hose hanging from the ceiling. You can also see my floor paint. I used Rustoleum's Garage Floor Paint. This stuff is awesome and makes the garage feel much more comfortable to work in.