How to quiet an air compressor?

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  1. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    Got a new air compressor (50 gallon upright) and it's so damned noisey that you can barely stand being in the same garage with it. Any ideas about enclosing it? Thanks, HH
     
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    Wrap it with that really big bubbled bubblewrap and duct tape.
     

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    Look for an inlet filter that is more elaborate then the wire screen it has now. I was astounded how much it helped my 5 HP 60 gal. Just make sure the filter has much much more air flow capacity then the original. Paper filters are all over.
     
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    Build a shed outside the garage for it. Use insulation to deaden the sound.
     
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    If you have the space to enclose it, a couple layers of the sheet rock mounted to some resilient channel will help a lot. Just make sure it's ventillated enough.
     
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    the only way i've ever successfully quieted an air compressor is hit the off switch.
     
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    like said above,

    give it its own "garage" so it can be noisy all by itself,

    if you cant do it outside, then pick a far corner in your garage, and frame up a room for it, but also dont froget the ventilation you dont want to burn up your new compressor
     
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    Whatever you do make sure the pump and motor have air flow. If you enclose them they have a higher potential to overheat. Feel the compressor casing after it runs a cycle see if it is hot, or really hot.