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Old 04-03-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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I've been threatning to get this done, and I finally did it...took a Hitachi EC12, tore it apart, then mounted the units on my SLC3905...

First...the tanks that come with the EC12 are only 2each 2 gal tanks, and I wanted to add a little Tim Allen to the setup, so I went to a truck wrecking yard and got a 10gal Class 8 air tank, got it powder-coated (same day!) along with the brackets I had welded for the motor/compressor unit. Many trips to the hose/hardwire shops, but it's done...

Ok...here it goes...

Here's the outside setup...


Here's the encompassing plumbing:



I replaced ALL components just to be safe, and added a filter to try to keep the water out of the system.

And here's the motor/compressor mount:



I've still got to add some deflector panels to shield the motor/compressor unit, but so far it's good to go. As I placed the motor unit, luckily I was able to get right into the Circuit Breaker compartment with the fluidtite piping with no more than an 18" length. I had already added a dual 15amp breaker unit when I did the inverter, so the air system is already on its own dedicated circuit.

I still have to add the PVC piping to the front (for the airbags) and to the other side for the right axle tires- then I will have air available all around the coach. I'm also a little weary of the $20 tool bos that I mounted all the "guts" in- I'd like to move all the guts into the power compartment, but want to get the bigger CONverter and Auto Transfer Box, then I can see how much room I've still got.

Terry: Still want that article?

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I've been threatning to get this done, and I finally did it...took a Hitachi EC12, tore it apart, then mounted the units on my SLC3905...

First...the tanks that come with the EC12 are only 2each 2 gal tanks, and I wanted to add a little Tim Allen to the setup, so I went to a truck wrecking yard and got a 10gal Class 8 air tank, got it powder-coated (same day!) along with the brackets I had welded for the motor/compressor unit. Many trips to the hose/hardwire shops, but it's done...

Ok...here it goes...

Here's the outside setup...


Here's the encompassing plumbing:



I replaced ALL components just to be safe, and added a filter to try to keep the water out of the system.

And here's the motor/compressor mount:



I've still got to add some deflector panels to shield the motor/compressor unit, but so far it's good to go. As I placed the motor unit, luckily I was able to get right into the Circuit Breaker compartment with the fluidtite piping with no more than an 18" length. I had already added a dual 15amp breaker unit when I did the inverter, so the air system is already on its own dedicated circuit.

I still have to add the PVC piping to the front (for the airbags) and to the other side for the right axle tires- then I will have air available all around the coach. I'm also a little weary of the $20 tool bos that I mounted all the "guts" in- I'd like to move all the guts into the power compartment, but want to get the bigger CONverter and Auto Transfer Box, then I can see how much room I've still got.

Terry: Still want that article?

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Old 04-03-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Hey, thats pretty slick, I like it alot. I was considering doing something along those lines but then I went and bought a 425 hp air compressor
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Great job Sean.....That turned out nice. I like the tool box idea. You'll be able to run an impact wrench with that set up.

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That's too slick! Hey Sean, wanna come over to my house for a few weeks?????
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:21 PM   #6
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Look's great sean! Now for the important part, what cfm at what pressure???
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:56 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by high desert:
Great job Sean.....That turned out nice. I like the tool box idea. You'll be able to run an impact wrench with that set up.

Wes </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wes...that's the idea exactly...with my POS VW sandcar, that darn 36mm axle nut is supposed to be torqued at, like, 5 million ftlbs...those two 4gal tanks just wasn't going to cut it- actually, the 10gal may have some issues with it.

The Toolbox idea was one from a HomeDepot guy...I was initially looking for a Nema 4 or 3R electrical enclosure, but he mentioned it, and I liked the idea of having the extra room for the air tools. I'm still thinking of dumping it and mounting the guts inside the electrical compartment (hey....still onto that DirtDevil central vac idea....found the compartment next to the circuit breaker one that it would fit in...can hardly wait- Moski will be so happy when I get it for Mom's Day! ).

BB: it's good for 125psi and about 4.8cfm...just barely a min for my 1/2" gun, but I can always add another tank if I need to. I was pretty happy with the cost of that.

And 2BH: Would LOVE to come visit cha! We can shhot the poop and have a 'hoot' of a time! Was there a particular reason for the invite?
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:00 PM   #8
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pure inspiration Sean. I have a virgin TH and I am dyin to have at her!

Hey... come on into the chat room, I opened it up and I am quite lonley with only my dogs keepin me company.
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Hey 2BH...why don't cha just grab a 'pressor and c'mon down- we'll get cha hooked up! Heck...we'll get some of these other characters and see if we can make a of it...whatdayasay?
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We could make it a "Rape duh Rage'n" party !
De-flower that girl in style, eh? I might just take you up on that Sean!
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Heck ya!! Sheesh...found alot more things to enable us to call it a party than THAT!

I have to admit, though...been along time since I've been around a virgin- you trust me?!
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as long as you don't ask me to "pick up that nail fer ya!"
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Sheesh 2BH...you don't use nails on a rattletrap- you use SCREWS!!! Actually bolts with nylocks...but which one of you hardware peeps are gonna tell!
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Actually I knew that,
but it would-a sounded a but more peculiar if you asked me to bend over and pick up yer 'S
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