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Offline XOIIO

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Tip for cooling a small compressor if you need it.
« on: July 06, 2014, 07:22:28 pm »
Hey all, I have this mastercraft 1/3hp compressor, which can run for about 15 minutes before the case and motor get too hot for me to run without worrying about burning it out. Filling up a 33 gallon tank (the well rite one I got a while ago) took an hour because you could pup for 15 minutes, have to wait for it to cool, and pump for the last 15 minutes.

I originally was going to find a way to clank on some sort of manifold and use an old radiator to cool it, but I had a couple old blower fans, so I took some strong hot glue and hooked them up, and it works amazing, after running almost half an hour straight it's pretty much lukewarm on the case, I'm not sure what it's like on the motor, but I also plan on mounting some heatsinks to help cool that off more than just blowing air through the motor itself.

It's just powered by an old PC power supply, but I want to add in a transformer and switch so that it's built it, but for now it works amazingly.

(It also is amazingly refreshing on your head on a hot day, it blows lots of air through your hair and feels awesome  ;))

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