That's exactly what we did after finishing up a day of diving!
Hard to tell which was louder. I equipped it with a large Solberg intake filter/silencer on a 20' that we could set up on a pole or hang from tree.tbone1004 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:42 pmhow much of the noise was motor vs compressor related?
If compressor, could you put a better intake filter on there to muffle it? I.e. oversized solberg on the intake?
If motor, does it make more sense if you need it regularly to use a small generator and your Rix?
Thanks Eben. That trailer was customized to hold three large O2 cylinders up front for our mix, with a flat cover over them for gear assembly. Plus the locking tool box on front. Enough room in the rear compartment for 4 sets of doubles standing on side walls plus stage and deco cylinders laying in center with dive gear on top of those.SurfLung wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:18 pmIt may surprise a some of you but, my electric powered RIX SA3 seems louder than my gas powered Aerotecnica MCH-6. They both are running at about 2300 rpm and filling tanks at 3.0 cfm or less. I haven't measured any actual decibels but my garage is about 100 feet from the road and when I turn either compressor on and walk out to the road, they seem to have about the same noise level.
That may seem odd for the RIX but then when you consider it is oil-less and the bottom of the cylinders are open rather than closed... I think the compressor itself is going to be louder than a similar capacity compressor with an enclosed oil lubrication system.
Thanks for the photo of your crew-served "Portable" compressor Bill! I heard about your career in equipping and training cave divers as well as building custom compressor systems... It's neat to see a photo of one of those compressor systems.
A two-wheel hand truck or dolly (is that what they're called?) and a ramp could be used to move the cascade cylinders, one at a time, into the truck bed. Be sure to use the valve cover/cage, and be sure to chain the cylinders in place (to keep them from shifting around). Do you think DOT would have any problem with this? We'd need to check.
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