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Re: [Shop-talk] Looking to buy a compressor

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Looking to buy a compressor
From: Darrell Walker <>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:07:29 -0700
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Yes, the objective is to reduce moisture.  I donâ??t have a lot of space for 
long runs of iron pipe, so Iâ??m looking at using a transmission radiator.

The compressor arrived today (one advantage of getting it from Lowes, they had 
some in stock).  And the delivery guys even put it into the garage for me (gave 
them a nice tip since I didnâ??t have to drag it up the driveway).

My wifeâ??s reaction was similar to what someone else reported, â??thatâ??s 


> On Aug 11, 2020, at 1:20 PM, <> <> 
> wrote:
> What are you trying to accomplish with the aftercooler?
> If it is to get water/vapor out of the compressed air, consider using iron 
> pipe for distribution. The pipe should cool down the water vaper and allow it 
> to condense and flow to a low point for removal.
> ----------------
> All the best,
> Al Fuller
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shop-talk <> On Behalf Of Darrell Walker
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 8:14 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Looking to buy a compressor
> I thought Iâ??d update you all on my compressor search.  I purchased the 
> Kobalt 60 gallon, two-stage from Loweâ??s.  It mostly came down to the weight 
> of the Quincy unit, not sure I could handle a nearly 500 lb compressor, and 
> getting anyone to help is problematic.
> Now Iâ??m researching after-coolers.  Iâ??ve found several ideal using a 
> transmission cooler.  I understand that putting it between the compressor and 
> the tank is most effective, but Iâ??m a little hesitant to start re-plumbing 
> my brand new compressor.  So I may install it on the outflow.  Iâ??ve seen 
> other designs using a series of pipe loops, but space is a bit of concern, so 
> the transmission cooler with a fan to cool is more inline with what I can 
> install.
> Any thoughts or experience on aftercoolers would be appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Darrell
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