Super Water Pic to clean parts with high pressure water?

by jim kransberger
(Asheville, NC, USA)

A WaterPic is just quite aggressive enough.


Can I use a pressure washer (tons of dpi) through a very small orifice to cut plaster residue from kiln cast glass sculptures? A WaterPIC might work in one's pie hole, yet leaves much to be desired in this application. Little cutting power, too much repetition.

Also have a ChargePro 20 gallon compressor that is filled with a 125 dpi compressor.

Am willing to cobble . . . ! Thanks for your thoughts.

Jim
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Jim, if you look at the pages about air over oil on this site, you will get a sense of the how of doing what you want to do.

If you have a pressure vessel half full of water, and you inject compressed air in the top half, then that air pressure would tend to force to water out any hose.

By adding a pressure switch to the air chamber over the water, you could have it kick on an air compressor, or open a valve to allow more air into the chamber, maintaining a more even outflow pressure as you use the water.

As long as all the components you use are rated for the pressure you will be using, you could do this, for sure.

Cheers,

Bill

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Airbrush compressor does not auto shut off.

by Bob
(Wisconsin)

Im so glad I found your site, I've been searching the web for 3 days for a pressure switch for my airbrush compressor, but all I could find were switches for the big ones. I hope you can help me.

I unscrewed the switch and pushed on the diaphram inside it and the compressor shut off so Im positive the pressure switch has failed. The problem is finding the switch. It seems my compressor was made in China, and the only name I found on it seems to be a German name (Geprufte Sicherhelt). Anyway, in my web searches I've seen many airbrush compressors that look exactly like mine, but they didn't have any type of replacement parts/support.

The image of the switch shows a cable coming out of the switch that looks like it has a black rubber boot on it. The "boot" is actually bonded to the brass fitting that screws into the head.

I DO NOT want to buy a new compressor for the need of a $10-$20 switch. Can you save my wallet?
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Bob, I'm glad you found my site too!

I wish you had more information about the make and model of your airbrush air compressor to help both myself and other visitors help you with your pressure switch.

I suspect that almost all airbrush air compressors come out of a factory in China these days.

If you were to search for Chinese manufacturers of airbrush air compressors, you might find the website of the actual plant(s) in China, and through them, a source for your pressure switch.

If you wish to provide photos of your compressor, including an up-close photo of the switch, start a new thread, and you can upload up to 4 photos. This will help.

Cheers,

Bill


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Opinion/Reviews of Airbrush Depot's TC20T Airbrush Compressor

by Jim
(WA)

Any feedback available from you folks concerning the 57db-59db Airbrush Depot tank compressors? (TC20T and/or their twin cylinder model?) Is it likely to hold up over time compared with many tanked hobby compressors?

I intend using an Iwata Eclipse CS model brush with acrylic paints for plastic models (model railroading).

Thanks very much! Please respond as soon as possible for Xmas shopping?

Cheers, Jim

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Feb 12, 2014
airbrush compressor
by: joe

I need an airbrush compressor that is not made in china. Is there one made in usa? thanks

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Air Brush Compressor PRESSURE SWITCH Failure.

by Bob
(Wisconsin)

My 'no brand' compressor

My 'no brand' compressor

My 'no brand' compressor
The pressure switch
The label...note the BAR spec's

Bob from Wisconsin responding to YOUR questions TO ME about my compressor/pressure switch.

I did send 3 pictures, guess you didn't get them. I'll try it again.

There is no brand name on my unit, or the box it came in. VERY puzzling to me. My web searches found units that looked Exactly like mine.
Those brands/descriptions were :

Master Airbrush Compressor Model TC-20

Airbrush-Depot Brand Model TC-20 Tankless Air Compressor with Air Regulator, Gauge and Filter

Paasche DA300R Air Compressor

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Bob, thanks for the post and photos. I am sorry, but I cannot connect this one to your original comment as I get so many that I can't keep track.

As a comment here, would you please add the text from your original post?

Thanks,

Bill


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