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[filmscanners] Re: Canned air...

Moisture content in the line can be a problem when using air-compressors in a 
environment.  Without a very efficient moisture collector they will frequently 
spit droplets
of water.  I have had constant problems with this problem when using an 
airbrush.  There are
ways to eliminate 95% of the moisture content but the ways I know require 
modifications to the compressor system.

Jim Sims

Arthur Entlich wrote:

> For years now, most hardware and auto stores have carried a very
> inexpensive 12 volt compressor used for filling your tires using your
> car's cigarette lighter as a power source.  These things sell for as
> little as $10 CAN with a pressure gauge!  I bought one at Walmart for $6
> on special after Christmas.
> They are a bit noisy, and they aren't designed for long periods of use
> at a time as they heat up too much, but I was thinking all one would
> need to do is attach one to a 12 volt DC transformer, with a switch (a
> foot switch would be a good idea, as someone mentioned) and a hose
> extension with a nozzle on the end, and you've got a very cheap air
> compressor which claims to be able to work to something like 150 psi.
> If you wanted more control over the air, buy a air nozzle gun (I paid
> something like $5 for metal one with a push button trigger) so you could
> give the film a "burst" of air.  You could even put the compressor into
> some type of vented but noise damped box to keep the sound down (it
> isn't any nosier than most cheap air compressors, and a lot quieter than
> my large compressor).
> Cost would be under $25 total.
> Art
> nick.grasso@hrads.com wrote:
> >
> > Preben wrote:
> >
> >
> >>>>10 years ago, I bought a small compressor for graphic use, which  has 
> >>>>
> > filtering capabilities, delivery very clean, compressed air. It is very
> > silent and efficient. I have since cleaned around 35.000 images with it.<<<
> >
> > I just saw an 'electric blower' in my Cyberguys catalog
> > (http://www.cyberguys.com). It is called an electronic duster. It is kind of
> > like a reverse vacuum cleaner with a 1/2 horsepower electric motor and 3
> > different nozzles. It is US $38.49 at Cyberguys but a web search shows that 
> > is available from other sources. The manufacturer is Metrodata and the 
>model no.
> > is ED3. I think I'll buy one. If anyone is interested, I'll post my 
> > with it.
> >
> > Nick
> >
> >
> >
> >

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