Water passing through the air filter
by Wayne Osborne
(Barrie, Ontario, Canada)
I am a hobbyist and use a Bostitch 6 gallon pancake air compressor for my airbrushes. I was using only an inline desiccant filter at the airbrush and was getting water in my paint and had to replace the desiccant beads every 2 to 3 weeks. I recently added a small 1/4" air filter at the air compressor assuming that this would cure my issues, but I was wrong. I continue to use the inline desiccant filter at the airbrush and my hose length is 25 feet, but, the desiccant beads are still only lasting 2 weeks and I am not seeing any water being filtered. The filter element is a 5 micron rated filter.