At 02:54 PM 10/13/00 -0500, JNiolon@uss.com wrote:
>Ok guys.... you've indirectly convinced me that my little wallmounted drier
>ain't what I really need
>anyone got any plans/ instructions on how to build something that will work
>correctly and not cost a fortune ???
Here is an excerpt of an article on Painting and Body Work from my
Morgan web page.
"I found that connecting the dryer directly to the compressor didn't
pull much moisture out of the air. It was too close to the compressor
and there just wasn't enough time for the moisture to condense. I had
planed on building the radiator, using some 1/2" copper tubing used for
plumbing. I had been saving the cat food cans to use as fins by
them to the tubing to help vent the heat. The radiator will be U shaped
and suspended from the garage ceiling. A nice addition to the radiator
is to run several taps for the air around the shop. This can be with
copper tubing. DO NOT USE PVC!!! (There are a lot of horror
stories about air systems plumbed with PVC exploding.) Simply tap into
the radiator and run the tubing to various work areas.
Instead of building this fancy radiator, I ended up taking a piece of
soft copper tubing and wrapping it around a plastic 2 liter Coke bottle.
I connect this to my compressor with a short length of air hose and
compression fittings. I also connect it to my dryer the same way. I
keep this coil in a bucket. So on very humid days, I can fill the bucket
with water to help cool the air and draw the moisture out.
After you get the moisture out of the air, you might want to heat the air
before it goes to the air line. To do this, again use some soft copper
tubing and wrap it around the cooling fins of the compressor. This way
the heat generated by the compressor can be used to reheat the air."
Hope this helps
John T. Blair WA4OHZ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Va. Beach, Va Phone: (757) 495-8229
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