Compressed air from cellar

by james
(France)

Hi, Is it possible to put my compressor in the cellar and pipe the air to the ceiling of a small room to act as an air conditioner ?

If so , what filters would be needed ?

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Jun 19, 2017
Compressed air from cellar / filters
by: Bill

Well by golly, since your compressor would not be running all the time, and the tank would be in the cellar, maybe the air would be cool enough to make a difference?

Have fun, and if you do so, please let us know how it turns out.

Have you thought about a compressed air operated fan instead of pumping air?

In terms of filters, if the compressor is in good shape, even if it is oil lubricated, the blowing of air into the room may not cause a problem. After all, using an air tool would result in the same air flow into the room.

If oil is present in the air, then install a small coalescent filter at the outlet. This will strip any free oil from the air stream. The resulting air will not qualify as breathing air, but in the volume of the room, an oil-free compressed air stream shouldn't be an issue.

Jun 19, 2017
Compressed air from cellar
by: james

I have an isolated solar panelled electrical supply for a wooden holiday chalet. I was toying with the theory of compressing air when battery pack is full ( charge turned off by regulator )and releasing air on a timer to keep temperature as low as is practicable. One could answer that two more batteries would cover the power issue of a ventilator with lots of spare, but that wouldn't be much fun.

Jun 19, 2017
Cellar air
by: Bill

James, I presume the thinking is that since air is cooler in the cellar, that the cold air would be sent via a pipe to the ceiling of an upper room?

That's a very expensive fan and ductwork, and it most likely will not give you the results you wish for.

Compressing air generates heat, and depending on the CFM of the air flowing up to the ceiling in the room, you may be adding heat.

Curious as to why you wouldn't simply install a 3 or 4 duct with a high velocity fan to do the same?

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