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Volvorsport

posted on 1/8/15 at 06:14 PM Reply With Quote
3 hp compressor

Looking for a 3hp compressor or advice on upgrading a smaller one . Need to do quite a bit of shot blasting.





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big_wasa

posted on 1/8/15 at 06:19 PM Reply With Quote
I can tell you a 3 horse is barely enough for blasting.

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Volvorsport

posted on 1/8/15 at 06:26 PM Reply With Quote
Well I'm only on mains so I doubt I could use anything bigger





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mark chandler

posted on 1/8/15 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
You will need a pair of them if you want to sustain more than 20 seconds blasting
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Volvorsport

posted on 1/8/15 at 06:37 PM Reply With Quote
So tank size and a good cfm rating....





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big_wasa

posted on 1/8/15 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
Most of us are in the same boat.

You want a good size tank, 100 L +

Belt drive.

The best Fad you can get for your money.


My experience, I have a branded belt drive 3hp comp with a 100 L tank and a fad of around 11 cfm. And it runs flat out on a little bench top blast cab, crushed glass as the medium.

It's great for brackets and bits but works the compressor hard.

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jossey

posted on 1/8/15 at 06:58 PM Reply With Quote
as above you need 2.

I have a sip 3HP AND a 2hp small compressor (clarke 100) and it lasts 30 mins working.





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Volvorsport

posted on 1/8/15 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
So in reality , I need to buy a new 3 hp one to use in parallel ? Not sure I need 30 mins of usage tho.....





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gremlin1234

posted on 1/8/15 at 07:19 PM Reply With Quote
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I can tell you a 3 horse is barley enough for blasting.
I thought barley was what you fed the horses

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ianhurley20

posted on 2/8/15 at 09:19 AM Reply With Quote
Or - you can use electrolysis to remove rust etc





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austin man

posted on 2/8/15 at 08:47 PM Reply With Quote
what are you blasting ?? an option may be to consider a good Jet wash and do the water ?sand blast





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Volvorsport

posted on 2/8/15 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
Rear axle (live) , subframe , wishbones , quite possibly engine bay and underneath too





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austin man

posted on 2/8/15 at 09:24 PM Reply With Quote
have a look at the water blasting there is a kit on Ebay that attaches to a jet was needs to be above specific pressure though keep the dust down





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