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Old 08-12-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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Enclosing A Compressor


I need a compressor in my shop very rarely, but when I need one I need one. I avoid using one because of the noise and setting it outside is not a good option. I'm considering a sound insulated box inside with some sort of muffler exhaust/cooling system. Anybody got any ideas?
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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I have one in my garage that I built a small closet around it and installed a fart fan in the ceiling and two 4" ducts from the outside eves that supply fresh air right above the compressor motor. Its been like that for about 9 yrs with no problems and the same compressor (knock on wood). Its only a 30 gall. I don't have it insulated or anything, still kinda noisy but not bad at all!!

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Outside doesn't always have to mean outside . . .






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get and elec two stage for the shop. much quieter.
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get a little electric pancake - quiet
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i got a 60g last week for the shop, i was shocked how quiet it is.

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