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    bought a 3hp, direct drive, sealy compressor about 8 years ago, only cost £200+, prepped and resprayed the celica with it with no probs, been used regularly since and still works well, only draw back is it is very noisy. i use a big calor gas tank as an extra reservoir and never had it run out of steam.

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    I've got a 3hp 14cfm Clarke 150ltr one, pain the arse, won't start on anything less than 16amp, too friggin loud and runs a fair bit using just air die etc, takes up loads of space too but I've never run out of air. I wish I'd got a vertical tank so it takes up less of a footprint

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    I've got a 3hp 14cfm Clarke 150ltr one, pain the arse, won't start on anything less than 16amp, too friggin loud and runs a fair bit using just air die etc, takes up loads of space too but I've never run out of air. I wish I'd got a vertical tank so it takes up less of a footprint
    cut the compressor mounts off, stand the tank on it's end and remount the compressor. i know you can do it but is it 'that' annoying, lol.
    neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    I've got a 3hp 14cfm Clarke 150ltr one, pain the arse, won't start on anything less than 16amp, too friggin loud and runs a fair bit using just air die etc, takes up loads of space too but I've never run out of air. I wish I'd got a vertical tank so it takes up less of a footprint
    I have the same compressor but with 100 litre tank and it starts/runs on 13amp without any issues at all for the 18 months I’ve owned it. Could there be a problem with the power supply?
    You could try using soft mount feet, it quietens it down a hell of a lot!

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    remove the little plastic inlet filters on the pump and fit/make a pair of proper sized filters/silencers. to see if i'm right about the source of the noise take the filters off and turn it on and cup your hands over the inlets to see how quiet it makes it.
    rally design sold those type of compressor and we found that out pretty quickly when we tested them. i guess 2 or 3 pairs of wooly gloves over the filters would help.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    I bit the bullet and bought a 3 phase 7.5kw 40cfm HPC screw air compressor for £900 off ebay. Best thing i ever bought. Mega powerful and tons quiter than the piston compressors i had.
    HPC (kaeser) are seen by many as a top make for compressors due to their reliability. Worth a look.

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