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    DIY air separator

    This is a homemade air separator for my plasma cutter and sandblast cabinet. I made it portable so that I could use it at either the plasma cutter or the sandblast cabinet. Also allows the air more time to cool down from the compressor before it gets to the separator. It seems to work pretty good, check it out!


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    Thanks Sgbarker! We've added your Water Separator to our Air Compressors category,
    as well as to your builder page: Sgbarker's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Nice build, I like the portability.

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    Congratulations Sgbarker - your Water Separator is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Difficult week to win around here, with many high-quality entries.

    Some more good builds from this week:

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    Sgbarker - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:



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    Nice work!

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    Very nice. And copper is not only safe for compressed air, it should conduct heat away from air better than black or galvanized pipe.
    I'd add two things. A small separator at inlet; plexi bowl would make accumulation visible. Using petcocks or needle valve drains instead rather than ball valves, being easier to 'crack' open.
    But it works! Not only Portable but Attached; big step saver.
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    Thanks! Thatís awesome! I really enjoy sharing! And everyone is very supportive!


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