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The pulleys and belt are captured between the head and surrounding walls, so I declined to build a cage for it. If it was exposed and could pose a danger I would have but it's not necessary, especially since the compressor is tucked in the furthest corner, well away from work spaces.

The appropriate copper piping was a pain to find - ended up shilling 4 feet from a contractors van in the parking lot of the local plumbing supply store, since they only sold 50 ft coils of it. $20 well spent.

Only complaint I have is this tank's inlet and outlets are too small, but I decided not to try to mod them. A real 80 gallon tank would have much larger ports installed and not present any restrictions the way mine does. Still, it works amazing; and it's way quieter than the old version and the little portable 8 gall unit I also have.

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Is there a way to get a bigger tank 50 - 80 gal without having to purchase a cheaper compressor first?
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You can buy tanks separately. I picked up an old air tank from a logging truck air system. Which reminds me I should give it a few taps and see how sound it still is. I’ve been using it for 20 years about. Most of not all truck systems include an air dryer so the insides should be pretty good. The more conscientious truckers still drain their tanks regularly.

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To get rid of noise , I’ve always thought it would be a great idea to have the compressor installed in my tool shed . But then I’d have to insulate and heat the tool shed also.
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Gary; you can hook up a portable tank at the end of the run, assuming it's permanently plumbed through the workshop. This would increase your reserve air substantially, but the compressor still can only supply what it can supply, so it ends up running less often but for longer each cycle. There is no simple solution that's cheap.
On the pneumatic ROS issue, they're a hellovalot less expensive than a decent electric sander, and waaaay faster and lighter! I think mine is 10K RPM at full throttle. Also, less that can go wrong mechanically.
But yeh, you will have the compressor coming on in the background.
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I'm going to give that Kobalt a look. I (somewhare) have an attachment to remove moisture from the compressed air. An air compressor water trap. I don't see one on the compressors shown, may have overlooked it, but I think it would probably help. Any input on that?
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I use a Craftsman oilesss 30 gallon that I got many years ago. It's noisy but gets the job done. You need a large tank if the tool you are using needs a lot of air. This would be something like a sander or paint gun. The psi should be around 150 but look for something with the highest cfm that you can afford. You can get by with a smaller tank if you have a high cfm. As I said my tank is only 30 gallon but I have used it for painting without much problem although I had to get a gun that required a lower cfm. For the rest of the tools it's fine. The only good thing I would say is that the smaller tank can be rolled around to where you need it.
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I'm going to give that Kobalt a look. I (somewhare) have an attachment to remove moisture from the compressed air. An air compressor water trap. I don't see one on the compressors shown, may have overlooked it, but I think it would probably help. Any input on that?
I have one of those on my out line (plastic instead of brass). It hasn't accumulated much, if any, moisture. But it should be installed if spray painting. They're only a few dollars.

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