Best, least noise, compressor around $1k

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Best, least noise, compressor around $1k

Postby gelierb » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:21 pm

I'm thinking of moving up to a larger, vertical compressor (single-stage, 230) with a budget around $1000 for the compressor (not including copper pipe, trap, etc.). What would be a good quality, least noise way to go? Something like Ingersoll Rand 5 hp, 60 gallon, or are there better alternatives?

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Re: Best, least noise, compressor around $1k

Postby admin » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:32 pm

gelierb wrote:I'm thinking of moving up to a larger, vertical compressor (single-stage, 230) with a budget around $1000 for the compressor (not including copper pipe, trap, etc.). What would be a good quality, least noise way to go? Something like Ingersoll Rand 5 hp, 60 gallon, or are there better alternatives?

thanks!

You are on the right track with the IR they offer a 5HP that produces 3.6 CFM per HP which is right up there with the best. You also should check out a to stage unit and the advangages it affords. Also be sure to use large enough pipe size to help cool and deliver enough air to the point of use.
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Re: Best, least noise, compressor around $1k

Postby Hub » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:41 pm

:idea: :arrow: :) It always pays to shop around
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Re: Best, least noise, compressor around $1k

Postby gelierb » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:24 pm

Thanks Hub.
What about RPM and noise?

Would a 2 stage:
Keep the air cooler?
Run at a lower rpm and therefore be a less noisy machine?

I assume copper (soldered) is the way to go. Can you point me to a good diagram, layout etc. of the proper setup, pipe size, grade etc.

Thanks again!
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Re: Best, least noise, compressor around $1k

Postby Hub » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:18 am

Hello Gus,
The air exiting the receiver should be about the same with a one or two stage compressor.
Take the compressor inlet air from the outside. The compressor will run more quiet and not hindered by the dusty shop.
Post your email address on my PM and I send you an idea or two on the piping.
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