Good air dryer under 100?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Does anyone know a good air dryer under 100 dollars? I have a 50gal 4 hp compresser. I have a water seperater and 2 bead dryers on and still have issues. Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:51 pm
If you are using that compressor for autobody and paint work it is too small.
Compressors that put out just barely enough CFM to operate a single tool (spray gun, DA) will run constantly while in use. This generates a lot of heat which generates a lot of moisture.
Another thing to check is that your water separators are far enough away from your compressor. The moisture needs time to condense in the piping before it reaches the separators.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Yeah, I'd be shopping for another compressor before I spent much time getting that rainmaker under control. You'll end up spending a lot of more money and still end up probably buying a new compressor.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:40 pm
Well its brand new... i prob have under 40 hours on it. And to be fair its fine long as the humidity is down lol. But i cant put everything on hold every weekend it rains...i think im just going to spend the money and get a good dryer. Yhese are tge cheap ines. 30 bucks a piece. What im asking is whats the best bang for my buck aroumd 100 to 150 dollars



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Already locked my cheap da up twice. Dont wanna use my snap on with it. And scared to spray anything with my teknas. So i use my cheap tools on it. 15 dollar primer gun and such.. but..... while spraying i see water getting in it..... thats no good



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:44 pm
If i can get it where its not locking my tools up ill be happy. Dont plan on painting anything major with it.. i use the booth at the shop on the weekends for that.

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When it comes to your tools, you will always get what you pay for. I bought one for the shop from our Matco guy. Works great.

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