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Financial planning, compressor

Discussion in 'Compressors, Boosters & Blending Systems' started by formernuke, May 5, 2021.

  1. VikingDives

    VikingDives Mostly Harmless ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Single phase, I assume? You might want to look at the coltri mch 8 or 11. I have an mch 6 that I'm pretty happy with, but it's not beefy enough to fill stage bottles. Some people on here don't like coltri, but I haven't seen much evidence that they are any worse than any other compressor.
     
  2. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel while the cruise ships are gone
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    In our PM you described a large shop fan. That's fine but better is higher velocity more concentrated air movement. I have a small tornado fan the same diameter as the cooling shroud which I place in front of and lined up with the compressor to greatly increase air flow through the shroud. They also compromised cooling for safety with the fan shroud assembly. You should never operate the unit with the fan cover removed but I do. I'm the only one here when pumping. These two measures lowered head external temperatures measured by an infrared tester by more than 20 degrees f I have never run it in elevated outdoor temperatures so I can't tell you what the impact is for running it in a friendly environment.

    It is loud. Use very good hearing protection. It will still irritate my tinnitus and I use shooting muffs and sometimes plugs as well.
     
  3. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Contributor

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    This what I'm using at the moment;

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commerc...NeRVeCnWYeafN1j4fzwaAv1XEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    If you think there's something that I could get that would be better please post a link.

    Thanks!
     
  4. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel while the cruise ships are gone
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  5. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Contributor

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    Man do I like your setup.... I'm about 1/2 or maybe 1/3 of the way there, lol.

    I'll look for a fan like that. The one I use is a bit overkill, but I'll still use it to blow the exhaust away.
     
  6. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Contributor

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