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    Thats a good idea Rod, may have to look into doing something like that in the future, can't ever have TOO dry of air right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
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    How do you change the desiccant in your home made dryer, Rod?
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    has a bung plug on top to fill and a bung plug on bottom to drain litter use a piece of stainless steel welding rod to knock the stuff loose to fall out of bottom plug hole. oh this is not my dryer i am making one but using a different container so easier to change dissnent . was going to use water filter housing since easy to open and dump stuff and refill and there rated a 150 psi http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-whole-Hou...item35a33cdf15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
    has a bung plug on top to fill and a bung plug on bottom to drain litter use a piece of stainless steel welding rod to knock the stuff loose to fall out of bottom plug hole
    Couldn't see the plug on the bottom and couldn't imagine you taking it off the wall and shaking it upside down to get everything out! LOL
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    Here is something to add to your air system to remove water a "Franzinator"
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    I also use the motorgaurd and it is great. Down the road I might make something like Rods setup but only if the motorguard starts to fail and its not the a quick filter change fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    Here is something to add to your air system to remove water a "Franzinator"
    http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/...ead.php?t=8431
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    Hey Tom,

    Pretty simple to build. Have you tried one? Do they work well?
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    I welded up 2 one for my buddy, we installed his but he does not use his compressor that much.
    Mine still needs to be installed but there are many on the web that use them.

    hav fun
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    I received the Motorguard filter today. Super quick shipping from Tooltopia. I'm impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    I welded up 2 one for my buddy, we installed his but he does not use his compressor that much.
    Mine still needs to be installed but there are many on the web that use them.

    hav fun
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    Printed (37", 2" pipe, 19" high make sure inlet points down) the short version from Franz. If bored this weekend, might build it. Then the installing it part comes in. His explanation of how it works sound solid.
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    That is a good idea for sure. I may build one just for the heck of it, I need to put something coming directly off my compressor to keep the moisture out of my air tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tacoma747 View Post
    That is a good idea for sure. I may build one just for the heck of it, I need to put something coming directly off my compressor to keep the moisture out of my air tools.
    I will probably build it and put it after the tank to start (lazy). If I see a lot of water in it. Then I will move it to the tank. Guess I should make two, since I have two units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by everlastsupport View Post
    I will probably build it and put it after the tank to start (lazy). If I see a lot of water in it. Then I will move it to the tank. Guess I should make two, since I have two units.
    The air needs to be hot for it to work properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    The air needs to be hot for it to work properly.
    Oh that's right. Guess I have to do the whole project.
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    Something I did at one shop that really helped keep the moisture out of the air was to run the piping up to the ceiling from the compressor. Then I had a drop of pipe almost to the floor, and installed a normal water trap there, then back up to the ceiling to run to the rest of the shop.
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    Giant P trap with a water trap in it. If I can get the parts at Home Depot I will make Franzinator, otherwise might try that. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    Something I did at one shop that really helped keep the moisture out of the air was to run the piping up to the ceiling from the compressor. Then I had a drop of pipe almost to the floor, and installed a normal water trap there, then back up to the ceiling to run to the rest of the shop.
    That's a good idea. It allows the air to cool as much as possible. Cooler air allows the moisture in the air to condense which then drops to your water tap.

    So along this line of thought, wouldn't the Franzinator work better further away from the compressor where the air is cooler? The air expands in the Franzinator, further cooling it and extracting as much moisture as possible? If the air is hot, the Franzinator will be hotter than it could be and the air might not want to let go of its moisture as easily(?)
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    I just love the name franzinator...
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    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    That's a good idea. It allows the air to cool as much as possible. Cooler air allows the moisture in the air to condense which then drops to your water tap.

    So along this line of thought, wouldn't the Franzinator work better further away from the compressor where the air is cooler? The air expands in the Franzinator, further cooling it and extracting as much moisture as possible? If the air is hot, the Franzinator will be hotter than it could be and the air might not want to let go of its moisture as easily(?)
    It was mostly gravity that was at work here. The moisture would fall out of suspension in the air. The temp of the air was pretty stable by then. It would only cool at the point of expansion which for standard air tools was at the tool valve. Not much if any pressure drop in the lines, so no real cooling taking place.
    I can see how if you had an expansion tank right after the pump and before the tank, you would get a real cooling effect. Also most larger compressors have some kind of heat exchanger in the lines leaving the pump going to the tank. That would help to condense out moisture, too.
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