intake filter housing broken

air intake filter and housing broke off compressor, housing need new or used part,plastic housing, upright tank unit on top.

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Since you don't indicate what type of air compressor, or the size you have, it is impossible to be specific.

I can tell you that when I broke mine off (compressor tipped over in pickup truck) I went to the local compressor repair depot, found one that was larger than the one I had, sized a bushing to reduce the size of the thread on the larger filter to fit the intake port on the compressor, and that would have solved the problem.

Or, you could tape the filter back together, as long as you don't block the inlet, and understand that it's really hard to clean once you've taped it all together.

Cheers,

Bill

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Intake filter element for older compressor

by Dee
(between Allentown & Phila., PA)

Older compressor Dayton Model 9K324 2hp

I am looking for what I believe is a filter. Approx. 4" x 2" with 2 holes in center. It looks like it may have been a very thick felt like material...before all the dirt! Since it's quite old, can you suggest what material I could purchase and cut it to size if the part is not available.
Thanks, Dee

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Dee, I take it this is the filter media for the intake air filter on the compressor?

Your request for parts is posted.

If no response, consider visiting an auto parts store and checking out the various air intake filters they provide for autos. I expect you would be able to find media from one of those that would suit.

Cheers,

Bill

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Filter element for intake filter

by Rodrigo
(Volta Redonda - RJ - Brazil)

I have an air compressor model Schulz csa 8.5. It's time to replace the air filter, foam filter that is a cylinder-shaped. But I am struggling to find an identically to buy.

Could I buy a foam, cut it into a cylinder and put it in place? Help me please because I depend on this compressor to finish some work.
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Hello Rodrigo. Your compressor air filter is there to help prevent the compressor from ingesting air borne dust and contaminants while the compressor is running.

I would think that you could use foam, as long as that foam allows air to pass through it, and doesn't block the inflow of air to the point where you compressor is starved for air.

As another solution, see if you can find some of the filter media that is in a furnace filter. Cut that to emulate the size and shape of your foam filter (you may have to stack it to make the media deep enough).

Failing that, find another brand of similar filters off another compressor that is about the same size, and has the same thread as yours, and simply replace it.

You can replace your existing filter with a larger sized unit, as long as the thread fits and the casing doesn't get in your way.

Cheers,

Bill

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Need 3/4npt air filter w/ good flow

by Rob Stringer
(Jackson ms)

Norgren Mainline air filter (Photo: www.Norgren.com

Norgren Mainline air filter (Photo: www.Norgren.com

Im trying to find a 3/4 npt air filter/water separator that want restrict flow,or combo regulator,I just bought a Quincy 5hp 80 gal 175psi,it has 3/4 outlet and I just bought the rapidair max line kit in 3/4 with has a .800 inside dia hose.Im not really want to spend over 250 on a combo. I am not wanting to restrict flow or 175psi pressure to a blow gun in the center of my garage,Thanks for any sugestions

Thanks
Rob
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Hey Rob, all air filters will restrict the flow of compressed air a bit, as the air has to travel through a fairly fine mesh filter element before it gets to our air line and air tools.

That's why industrial compressed air installations of have a pressure-drop gauge at the filter to clearly show when the filter element is getting blocked with air borne debris so it can be cleaned or replaced.

You won't get a 3/4" filter for big-box store prices, that's for sure.

While in many applications for compressed air, you can get away with a regular bodied air filter plumbed with a 3/4" NPT inlet and outlet, if you really want high flow, you will want to steer clear of those and move up to a larger sized filter body, with a correspondingly larger element and air flow.

I expect the advertisers on this site can help you, if you are looking for an on-line purchase. If not, then visit www.norgren.com/us/, and look for their local distributor (you can buy on line here too). Have a look at their air preparation equipment page and drill down to the Mainline line of air filters. These'll do the job for you. And, you can get spare parts!

Make sure you read the part about the mounting equipment to see your options.

Cheers,

Bill

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