I responding to Tim’s letter to Jim about Sandblasting units. I
too recently bought an air compressor from Sears (can beat them-
craftsmen stuff is priced just right).
I bought the 4.5 HP 20 gallon (motha of a) compressor. I just
sound proofed the compressor. I thought I would pass along the
info if the noise a compressor makes is a problem for other
folks. I bought these really great vibration and sound proofing
rubber mats from MSC. Everyone on this list should get their
catalog. 1-800-645-7270. MSC is a Industrial Supply Co., they
have EVERYTHING. Whitney at Metal Kitchen passed along their name
to me. Now I look throught the 5000 page catalog every morning
with my tea instead of reading the trades.
I also encased my compressor in a lucite box I made. When the
compressor is running the box helps to deaden the noise
(another suggestion from Whitney). I have a group of graphic
designers below my studio and the noise I make while working
makes them crazy. They noticed a huge difference now when I run
Anyway, I hope y’all find the info useful.