Vexing Issues

So close, and yet so far. Will the compressor ever get filled?

You’ve heard of forced air, hot air, compressed air, and big air, but thanks to my compressor tank, I  give you, Vexed Air!

Exhibit A. Air compressor outlet train. Consisting of (from left to right) 3/4″ to 1/2″ reducing bushing, 1/2″ tap, 1/2″ turning elbow, 1/2″ filter, 1/2″ to 3/8″ reducing bushing, 3/8″ regulator, 3/8″ connector (for spacing) and 3/8″ snap-in outlet.

For a couple of reasonably-educated fellows it seems to have taken myself and Turbo an inordinately long time to get to this point. This point being complete. Bar for one thing… The actual inlet into the tank, the one at the very start of this ugly contraption, purchased just this morning to replace a 3/4″ – 3/8″ bushing incompatible with the damned filter, has the wrong thread.

(I might just add that my last air compressor came with all this kit. Damn this new DIY culture!)

Yesterday I got the kiln to function. Tomorrow I will have harnessed my compressed air. The studio is just about complete. Hurrah! Now to find a .75 HP and approx 3000 RPM 60Hz motor to replace the 240V 50Hz one that is currently attached to the sandblaster’s vacuum cleaner.

I’m 3 months into this move and counting…