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Has anyone made a quiet air brush compressor using an old refrigerator compressor? Answered

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Prfesser (author)2011-08-22

http://www.berkut13.com/sucker.htm

The other end of a vacuum pump is a compressor... :-)

Hope this is useful.  Good luck!

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rickharris (author)2011-08-22

I have no direct experience of running a fridge compressor as an air supply - BUT at school we used to use an old car wheel for sir brushing - at 40 PSI the air lasted a good time and was easily refilled at the garage.

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steveastrouk (author)2011-08-21

Yes, its been done, the trick is to filter the oil that is blown out so it doesn't contaminate the gun.

Does an aquarium air pump not have the flow you need for a small air brush ?

Steve

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No , an aquarium pump will not work. I need a quiet compressor to use inside the house and the commercially available are extremely expensive. I have a Husky 6 gallon that just died on me and I will like to convert it with an old fridge compressor. I have a good idea how to do it, but I need a hand with the instructions. Please help if you can.

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The basic project is straight forward: first get your compressor, mount it on a board or something, and add a mains connection.

The next part requires some specialist bits, to create oil-free air - the compressor is lubricated by being filled with oil, and a tiny quantity of a fine mist is sprayed out with each stroke, go to a commericial compressed air specialist and ask for a "Filter/dryer kit". That should capture the mist for you.

Steve

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rickharris (author)2011-08-21

+1

Lots of people - not the best option though - See Steve's answer

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I know is not the best option, but I need a quiet compressor to use inside the house and the commercially available are extremely expensive. I have a Husky 6 gallon that just died on me and I will like to convert it with an old fridge compressor. I have a good idea how to do it, but I need a hand with the instructions. Please help if you can.

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