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Anyone heard of Timbertech compressors?


Eric Aitala

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I haven't heard of that brand myself. My only concern would be the connection sizes needed to hook up that brand compressor to any airbrush hose, and generally a hardware store may be able to help you find something if you don't have it on hand. 

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Here are my thoughts on compressors.

Anyone can make a thing that compresses air into a tank. the only thing we need to be concerned with when airbrushing is that we can control the pressure and remove moisture.

So buy the cheapest compressor you can find that has a decent sized tank. Then spend your money on the regulator and water trap, if the compressor doesn't come with them.

I have a cheapy Harbor Freight compressor. It came with a regulator. I just added a nice water trap. And it serves me well.

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I use a Sears compressor that is around 20 years old and still chugging along. It came with a 'sort of regulator' but I don't know how accurate it is but it does what I need anyway. As to the water trap, the directions to mine said to attach it directly to the compressor. When I did that it didn't work. A friend told me to get a cheap air hose like from Harbour Freight, and attach a length of it between the compressor and the trap. Then have a line from the trap to the airbrush. Now it works like a charm in even the most humid conditions. The physics are when you compress air it heats up and hot air retains moisture better than cool air. If the trap is attached directly to the compressor, the air going through it is still hot so it doesn't lose enough moisture. If the trap is further down the line, the air has cooled more and when it passes through the trap it loses much more moisture. Anyway, works for me. 

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2 hours ago, Ron Bell said:

I use a Sears compressor that is around 20 years old and still chugging along. It came with a 'sort of regulator' but I don't know how accurate it is but it does what I need anyway. As to the water trap, the directions to mine said to attach it directly to the compressor. When I did that it didn't work. A friend told me to get a cheap air hose like from Harbour Freight, and attach a length of it between the compressor and the trap. Then have a line from the trap to the airbrush. Now it works like a charm in even the most humid conditions. The physics are when you compress air it heats up and hot air retains moisture better than cool air. If the trap is attached directly to the compressor, the air going through it is still hot so it doesn't lose enough moisture. If the trap is further down the line, the air has cooled more and when it passes through the trap it loses much more moisture. Anyway, works for me. 

My regulator is attached to my compressor. It works most of the time, but on the most humid days it doesn't catch all the water. now I know why.

I will be relocating my water trap. Thanks for the info.

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When I said "a length of it between ..." I meant like 5 or so feet or more even to be sure, the hose is cheap. Actually, I just used an entire coil and then used the airbrush's original line to connect from the water trap to the airbrush. You can coil it up to save space. 

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My current compressor is a Testor's Aztec I won from FSM many years ago...  It works, but sometimes I think having a tank might be better and provide more consistent air pressure.

Thanks,

Eric

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On 7/21/2023 at 8:50 AM, Eric Aitala said:

Hi,

Anyone heard of Timbertech compressors? They seem to have a varied, low cost selection of compressors on Amazon...

Eric

I have one that i bought from Amazon , seems to work good! Came with a regulator water trap and Air brush. 

would buy it again!

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