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RE: air compressor

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  • Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 23:12:55 -0600
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Ryuji, I'd recommend a small pancake compressor with a good moisture trap
and filter. If you want to get into making use of a compressor for darkroom
use the air needs to be clean and dry. The smaller you go, the more it will
need to work for some applications which might lead to faster burn up of the
motor. I have a two 1/2 gallon compressor which work well for negs, scanner,
spraying of prints, etc. I picked it up along with several nailers and a
staple gun. I think you can find compressor only for around $100. There are
larger ones as well for the same price, about 10 gallons but they are a bit


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryuji Suzuki [mailto:rs@silvergrain.org]
> Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 10:38 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Subject: air compressor
> I think most people here do the same kind of things, but I use
> a lot of canned air to blowing dusts on scanners, enlargers,
> negatives, camera under repair, etc. and wondering if there's
> a simple and inexpensive alternative. What's the smallest and
> cheapest air compressor that can be used for this type of
> applications?