Adding a second tank far from compressor

by John R
(Jacksonville, Florida, us)

I have an air compressor in the garage, and a makeshift spray booth about 100 feet away, based on how I have to route the hose. I notice that there is quite a bit of moisture being generated, even though I have water a water separator at the compressor outlet. Also,

Every 20-30 minutes the big 3/8 separator at the remote location has to be emptied as well. Since the compressor seems to only run for short cycles when it needs to come back to pressure, I thought maybe I could remove more water, and have greater reserve at my spray booth? Do you agree, and if so, what is the best way to plumb it in this situation?
Thank you, John

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Apr 18, 2018

by: Bill

Sure. First, I moved this to the air tank information page.

Go here:

...and scroll down to the tank section and the link to the page about adding a tank.

You should also have a filter / water trap at each outlet of air line, not just in the tank outlet. Maybe install a wall-mount manifold with a filter / water trap as air enters the manifold, and then have couplers in the manifold into which you plug your air lines.

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