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Old 06-24-2011, 08:58 PM
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I know its small but its all I have.

After a 2 days of work here is where I stand making some progress on the garage. I had left over off white paint which helped brighted the room up after I removed the shelving.

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I have to modify my Bench to fit my new air compressor which arrives next week.

I have a buddy who has a large tool box, he wants to donate to me. After I get that moved in I'm going to build some cabinets up high out of the way.

I'm having an electrician come in next week to add some lights, two 220 and probably a few 120 outlets.

And last but not least fill in the holes on the wall and give it some paint.

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Old 06-29-2011, 09:05 PM
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The compressor is in, I had the electrician wire it today and add a 220 outlet for the welder so I can use it to full potential now. I held off on the lighting for now electricians make a lot more around here than they do back in small town Minnesota!!

I made a trip to Harbor Freight and picked up a die grinder and 3 inch cut off wheel. Picked up a decent but not top dollar DA from Home Depot. I plan to buy the rest of the tools as I see needed. Any must have air tools? I have a paint gun on the way via donation so I'm holding out there.

I'll post some pics soon.
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That's way more room than I've built some cars in!

As long as it's DRY... you got it going on!
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John if thats an incandesent light bulb in your garage you can do what I did. I went to Homedepot and bought a compact flourecent bulb 300 watts and only uses 68 watts of power. My garage is 22x26 and I have 2 of them in there and its plenty of light to work. There are guy over on Garage journal using 2 of them screwed into a Y adapter. They are about $13 Ea but they will be great until you have the money to do your lighting. I hope this helps you out.
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Wayne I'll definately look into that lighting.

So now I have this massive air compressor, I've got it set up and running. I am looking at filter systems to run off the tank prior to the air hose. What is a good set up? I dont need a huge dryer Im not going to be doing any show cars in the garage. If I paint anything its going to be jams, firewall, underbody, and primering stuff any suggestions?

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Dont mind the mess the new tool box is getting picked up today






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Hard to tell what kind of hook up you have going on there with the compressor but it looks like you have the hose direct to the compressor?

I would NOT run it that way.... you'd have no control of the pressure and most tools only want 90 psi...

If you plumb any lines -- use heavy wall copper... not iron pipe. Iron pipe rusts insides... copper won't.

If you go to TP TOOLS website -- they will show you several versions of how to run a compressor. They sell "kits" -- but don't waste your time with them... I'm just pointing you to a site that has pictures etc of what kind of set ups are common and they various items and their placement in the system.

BTW --- If you want a simple "dryer".... I use a hose style dryer (desiccant) I bought at the local auto paint store (WESCO)... it just goes in line with the hose off the regulator. I don't do much paint work - but when I do I use this hose style (looks like a 3' long section of hose but bigger diameter).
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Mr. Weld I cant get anything past you...

I am going to be buying a regulator filter set up tomorrow. I have to make a northern tool run anyway.

I picked up my tool box its almost new my buddy just didnt have anything in it and it was taking up space so its mine, beer goes a long way in these parts.

I unloaded my little tool box and found out I need to go on a shopping spree I have 4 maybe 5 drawers full right now... My pocket it getting warm just thinking about it.

I cleaned the garage out put stuff where its supposed to be.

well heres some pics some of these may be repeats from earlier



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Greg I have a temporary fix.

My dad is coming down in a week and is going to help me put in copper lines.

this is where my questions being.

1) on the regulator do i want 90 PSI static or with max flow?

2) when I run my copper lines should I have 1 drop down for tools and a seperate for paint gun?

I'll rarely use a paint gun but i assume i dont want oil in my gun therefore a seperate line with a clean air hose and just a regulator/ dryer?

Thanks for the help heres my fix for now.

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Well --- that looks good for a temp ---

I use 90# WORKING so with the tool operating.

If you want to paint ---- you'll need water separator - which you have - but I also run a filter that looks almost like it would hold a roll of toilet paper -- it's for OIL... but I also use a separate hose that is just for paint - and I use the desiccant hose in line for super dry air. I don't paint enough to have a big wall mounted desiccant filter... the in line hose works just fine for what I do. Inner fender wells - a firewall now and then -- or a core support etc. I'm not painting entire cars.
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