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Old 03-02-2011, 10:34 AM
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I asked a similar question a while back and the suggestion I got was to use a gas powered compressor. Only problem is I use a van and didn't want to deal with exhaust fumes, so here's what I ended up using. It's a 2hp 8 gallon compressor off of an inverter. I run air tools off of it without any issues. I also have a 5 gallon aux. tank for my air horn . As you can see I mounted 12v and 120v receptacles at the side and rear of the van as well, and it's all tied in.
Hey that looks great. On the inverter can you explain to me about it and way such a big one, compared to a wal-mart $20 small one that is about 8inx8in compared to your 2ftx3ft converter. Thanks For The Input
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:39 AM
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Just for tires and such? Why not look to the compressors off-roaders use to air their tires back up for the drive home... $60-100 and do a good job.
Yes just for tires. All my air tools are 18v Dewart Impact Drives....
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:50 PM
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Hey that looks great. On the inverter can you explain to me about it and way such a big one, compared to a wal-mart $20 small one that is about 8inx8in compared to your 2ftx3ft converter. Thanks For The Input

Guessing it's about 6 inches deep and 1.5 feet wide. I just happened to get a good deal at an auction and I liked the fact that it had a branch output circuit to run the external outlets. No way a $20 inverter will run a compressor even half this size, they draw a lot of power.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:32 AM
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Guessing it's about 6 inches deep and 1.5 feet wide. I just happened to get a good deal at an auction and I liked the fact that it had a branch output circuit to run the external outlets. No way a $20 inverter will run a compressor even half this size, they draw a lot of power.
Thanks for the info. I thought that was the issue with the power draw but wasn't sure.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:25 PM
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This is what I plan on installing in my enclosed trailer. This is their ultra duty kit. They have other ones that are more economical too.

http://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-Ultra-Du...295437&sr=1-56
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:36 AM
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I have a 2gal Campbell hausfeld that I run off a 400w inverter plugged in to the cigarette plug of my truck the compressor sits on the back seat most of the time but also fits in my tool box ill post pics later in the morning cuz the power went out bout an hr ago n I'm on my phone n can't figure out how to post them from it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:34 AM
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around here guys mount two 5 gallon tanks to their trailer look at the gauges before you leave in the morning if they need filling fill them up

another thing... a lot of gas stations around here have free air so fill up gas tanks then fill up air tanks all in one stop
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:09 PM
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heres the pics of my compressor. i got it at lowes but i know tractor supply has them and they are not very expensive
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:21 PM
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heres the pics of my compressor. i got it at lowes but i know tractor supply has them and they are not very expensive
That's great the little 400 will run it. What hp is the compressor?
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:33 AM
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heres the pics of my compressor. i got it at lowes but i know tractor supply has them and they are not very expensive
Man that look great. I like how it snaps in to the floor of your truck. I have a Wal-Mart cheep one and it does not snap down and it is always moving.
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