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Old 03-02-2004, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shop question, compressor room

Im building a seperate room in my shop for the compressor and dryer to be in, also putting a small office thing next to it, with loft above for storage.

Im putting my 80 gal IR stand up compressor in the room, Door closed. The shop is air conditioned but prolly only keep it around 75 in the summer. anyway I planned to have a exhaust fan in there to the outdoors, it moves alot of air, sound like a jet.
And above the compressor I was going to cut a hole and put a duct coming from in the shop. so it draws cooler air in from the shop ontop of the compressor.

is this a dumb idea ? keep the cool air duct or scrap it and just use the exhaust fan.

Ill probably only be the only one working out there, not going to be running a sand blaster or doing body work, just regular air tools..
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The compressor rooms at my work were kind of like this. You will loose some of the sounds deadening of having your compressor in a quiet box, but your exhaust fan will move more air this way.
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The compressor im my garage is in its own seperate room along with a sandblaster next to it. There are two doors to it and it is a very small space. There are no vents what so ever and I've had zero problems. If it gets too hot in there open the door.
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Or if your worried, vent top and bottem of the compressor room to the outside. convection currents will move the air then.
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