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Hello,

 Are there any compressors which have a low db rating that anyone can recommend?

This budget one only cost around €200 but I certainly can't run it on a Sunday morning to clean the saws.

  Stuart

    

 

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My mate the upholsterer used to use Bambi "silent"  

 

Very quiet...made less noise than some kettles. 


Not sure if many made it across the channel though. They are 220/240V if that helps?

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Bob_z_l said:

My mate the upholsterer used to use Bambi "silent"  

 

Very quiet...made less noise than some kettles. 


Not sure if many made it across the channel though. They are 220/240V if that helps?

 

 

Expensive for what looks like a hermetically sealed compressor from a refrigerator sat on a reservoir. You could probably make one from an old fridge freezer and a propane tank with a pressure switch and a timer to stop it running more than ten minutes in 30 minutes.

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6 minutes ago, openspaceman said:

Expensive for what looks like a hermetically sealed compressor from a refrigerator sat on a reservoir. You could probably make one from an old fridge freezer and a propane tank with a pressure switch and a timer to stop it running more than ten minutes in 30 minutes.

I would be looking at second hand. Pretty sure something would turn up. Maybee's after  wait.

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I gather the screw type are quieter than the piston type.

 

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Mine is loudish but , surely you could run it up in the week/day time to fill the tank and just use what is in the tank without turning it on ?

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....or you could put a bit of acoustic damping around it and seal it up in a cabinet to keep the noise in. Mine makes a bit of noise but ear defenders work....just supply them to your neighbours or should I say Les voisines;)

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I made a simple 20mm ish mdf box and lined it by stapling carpet to the inside of it, the difference was night and day, I used to hate the compressor suddenly starting in workshop, now it doesn’t bother me at all as it is very much a background muffled noise.

The box is about 21/2 times the size of the compressor and has a 50mm opened slit along one edge which faces the wall, this in my mind allows plenty air flow.

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