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1 9th February 00:39
ed wischmeyer
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Who has recommendations for inline filters on the air compressor, for
water and other stuff? And sources?

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2 9th February 00:39
rich s.
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Harbor Freight currently has their filter/regulator/lubricator unit #45009
on sale at 50% off ($19.99).
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?function=Search

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3 9th February 00:39
rich s.
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Oops - checked that link and it doesn't work. Sorry. Just go to
http://www.harborfreight.com/ and enter 45009 under the item number search.

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4 9th February 00:39
ron natalie
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I'd recommend against using any inline lubricators. You're just going to
contaminate things, and a lot of tools which require lubrication are really
picky about what you lubricate them with, so it's better to deal with them
on a item by item basis.

I've got a simple filter/water trap (CH I believe) in my line.
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5 9th February 00:39
ed wischmeyer
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Simple solution is to not put any lubricant into the filter. What is "CH"?

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6 9th February 00:39
rich s.
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Agree. You don't need to use the lubricator function of the HF unit (and
probably shouldn't unless it is a dedicated line for one tool. This unit,
though, is so reasonably priced that it beats buying a stand alone
filter/water trap from one of the "big name" manufacturers. Plus- you get
the regulator.

HF also has their automatic compressor tank water drain valve #46960 on sale
for $6.97. That reminds me - it's past time to wheel my compressor outside
and drain the tank. I don't know when that ****er is gonna rust out. It's
thirty years old. I can see coming home from a long weekend and the
compressor has been running all the time I was gone. Either that or the
garage is burned down. d

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7 9th February 00:39
ron natalie
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Campbell Hausfeld, a maker of inexpensive air compressors and accessories.
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8 9th February 00:39
david d cowell
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The lubricator does not have a filter. It uses a porous material to atomize
the oil and it will plug up quickly if you try to use it as a filter.
Then why pay extra for a lubricator if you don't need it? Just buy a
filter/water trap and a good regulator.

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9 9th February 00:39
rich s.
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Because the filter/regulator/lubricator is on sale for $19.99, and the
filter/regulator is not and is $39.99.

Did you not bother to look at the referenced catalog listing?

Rich S.
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10 9th February 00:39
orval fairbairn
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I second the tool lubricator. You definitely need a water filter (sump)
and need to drain the air tank periodically, or it will corrode and can
result in a nasty explosion.

A friend was painting a new RV-8 and was getting fisheye, even though he
had cleaned everything. I suggested that his air supply was contaminated
(it was) and was putting out droplets of oil alnoh with the paint.

He cleaned wverything up and got a nice finish.
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