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Your compressor should be fine for a weekend warrior. I've had a similar one in my garage for about 30 years, minus the pipe organ.
 

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Stephen - A buddy of mine has a condensor he pulled from his e9 installed onto his compressor; similar theory to your copper pipe idea, but not as elegant.
 

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Amazing. Lots of expensive valves. Had you thought about doing it horizontally so you only need one drain valve?

I‘ve heard about using an application air conditioning condenser (tube & fin) with a drain valve soldered into the bottom.


And low end version


Why? Because they are compact and cheap. I’ve heard people mount these so the air flow from the compressor pulley vanes also flows across the condenser fins. The only challenge is adapting the fittings.

John
 
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Amazing. Lots of expensive valves. Had you thought about doing it horizontally so you only need one drain valve?

I‘ve heard about using an application air conditioning condenser (tube & fin) with a drain valve soldered into the bottom.


And low end version


Why? Because they are compact and cheap. I’ve heard people mount these so the air flow from the compressor pulley vanes also flows across the condenser fins. The only challenge is adapting the fittings.

John
Nah... too pedestrian for him. Above all else, he's an aesthete...
 

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Why would I spend my time and energy sourcing a used condenser, figuring out how to adapt the fittings, and live with the reduced air flow when I can craft a beautiful copper menagerie and achieve a theoretic 300CFM? Honestly, the parts for this cost about the same as a similar CFM, good quality commercially available dryer. It was an easy choice for me. :cool:
Amazing. Lots of expensive valves. Had you thought about doing it horizontally so you only need one drain valve?

I‘ve heard about using an application air conditioning condenser (tube & fin) with a drain valve soldered into the bottom.


And low end version


Why? Because they are compact and cheap. I’ve heard people mount these so the air flow from the compressor pulley vanes also flows across the condenser fins. The only challenge is adapting the fittings.

John
 

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Why would I spend my time and energy sourcing a used condenser, figuring out how to adapt the fittings, and live with the reduced air flow when I can craft a beautiful copper menagerie and achieve a theoretic 300CFM? Honestly, the parts for this cost about the same as a similar CFM, good quality commercially available dryer. It was an easy choice for me. :cool:
So, if that architect things doesn't work out for you, I'll bet there is a market for these.
 

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I bought that model compressor 20 years ago used and it is at home in the garage. At my shop I have an 80 Gallon, 5 HP 2 stage unit. While better, I did a reasonable amount of bead blasting with the old unit and didn't kill it. It is great for general purpose stuff.
 
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