Grizzly G0704 Cnc Conversion

Boswell

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I have not heard of anyone running a mister off of bottled air or other gas. I would assume it would get too expensive quickly. I don't know what my compressor's CFM is but it cycles around 30%-40% when I am running parts with the mister on.
 

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I have not heard of anyone running a mister off of bottled air or other gas. I would assume it would get too expensive quickly. I don't know what my compressor's CFM is but it cycles around 30%-40% when I am running parts with the mister on.

Somewhere, I had gotten the idea that I could buy a bottle as a supplemental tank, and fill it off my 150 PSI Porter Cable compressor. The pancake size is 6 gallons of air, and I thought I could run the compressor for however long it takes to fill a bigger bottle, and then just run off the bottle. It might be cheaper to buy a bigger compressor, but harder to deal with around the garage.

I noticed that the Fogbuster models on their web page shows what appears to be a regulator, so I assumed it was meant to be attached to higher pressure line, so why not a higher pressure tank?
 

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Your idea of filling a tank then running off the tank could work depending on how big the tank is, how long the mist is on etc. My concern was all about the overall volume of air needed. I can't think of any technical issue with running on a tank as long as you have enough volume.
 

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I was shopping around and found that Little Machine Shop sells the Fogbuster system for about $15 less than Tormach does and I decided to push the button on it (Fogbuster recommended Tormach to me). It should be here tomorrow. I noticed Tormach had the California Air Tools compressor that Fogbuster recommends, and I did a web search on that model number (for the 47th time). This time it came up that Home Depot had it on sale. On top of that, their normal price was way below Tormach's. On sale, it was $159, delivered to my door in two days. It's fired up and waiting to go, so maybe by tomorrow evening, I'll have a Fogbuster running. I think I have enough air line and fittings to get it running.
 
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