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Re: Air Compressors

Subject: Re: Air Compressors
From: jibrooks@JUNO.COM (Jack I Brooks)
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 21:44:48 EST
On Wed, 11 Dec 1996 09:58:40 -0500 (EST) "W. R. Gibbons"
<> writes:
>On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, BOB NOGUEIRA wrote:
>> -- [ From: Bob Nogueira * EMC.Ver #2.5.1 ] --
>> If you hook up two 2-3 Hp compressors each with an out put of ,say,  
>> CFM both feeding a common storage tank, will the result be in the
>> ballbark of 18 CFM ?
>> Bob Nogueira
>I've been thinking about this, since I have one good 2 HP already.  I
>don't see why you could not simply create (out of iron or copper pipe) 
>manifold that has an inlet from each compressor and an outlet (with a
>regulator) for your sandblaster or whatever.  You could install a 
>valve on one compressor so you used just one for small jobs, and crank
>both up when sandblasting. 
>Can anyone think why this would not work?  
>   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
>                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
>        (802) 656-8910

No, but you may want to consider a check valve in each line.

Jack Brooks
Hillsdale, New Jersey
1960 TR3-A TS69032L
1974 Norton Commando Roadster

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