If anyone wants a small 1-2 gallon air tank, for free, in Chicagoland, contact me now. Will need a couple of NPT fittings.
I do not really believe in usefulness of a second tank close to load, based on my experience with longish air supply lines. (50-100 feet) Things work just fine without one. If an air tool takes 1 second longer to start up, who cares -- they are usually based on turbines anyway.
But if anyone needs one, feel free to pick up -- 25 miles west of Chicago. It is going to garbage next Tuesday.
>> Yep that is what I do. I run 100 feet of ½-inch air hose from the machine
>> shop to where I am working. there it goes into a 5-gallon portable tank,
>> with another 50 foot hose to the air tool I am using. Other wise the
>> pressure drop is so great over the 150 feet distance, that my ¾-drive impact
>> won't put out any more torque than a typical cheapo' ½-drive harbor freight
>> impact. It works so I keep putting off laying 1-inch black iron pipe to
>> carry air to the garage area.
> Guys, I love it on here - top info.
> I had never thought of doing something like this. I have a small 2HP
> compressor that I wheel out of the garage & a permanent 3HP one in the
> garage, it never crossed my mind to run an airline to another reservoir.
> Will 'play' at the weekend.
> Have a good one, one and all.
> Balders (goes back to lurking again)