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Can you put a regulator on a compressor without a tank?
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:36 PM
I have the testors baby air compressor. I like it because it is small and super quiet. Any ideas?
Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:45 PM
follow manufacturers reccomendations. if your owners manual doesn't specify give thier customer service dept a call.
Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:18 PM
Red- Yes , but any pressure above what you want would be vented, causing the compressor to run continuous (same as without a regulator). It would be easy to attach a tank, and regulator, this way it will cycle on and off, and you get your desired pressure and no noise and less wear.pete
Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:55 PM
I have a tankless Badger airbrush compressor with auto on/off. It works fine with a standard pressure regulator and cuts on/off at any setting. How it all works in concert? Search me! Maybe the answer depends on the specific pressure switch your regulator uses, but I'd buy a regulator from a local home center and try it. If it doesn't work, just return it.
Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:08 PM
My compressor runs and doesn't cut off until I cut it off. I guess the compressor will be all right because when I'm not using the gun it still runs any way. I was just worried about the motor burning up, but if it does then I have a legit reason to get a new one you guys are a lot of help. How much does th stuff usually run to plumb one?
Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:46 PM
A regulator with pressure gauge runs about $20 and the adapters to plumb it all together are a couple of bucks each. A moisture filter is $10-15. Not expensive, and you can reuse the parts if/when you upgrade your compressor later.