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Offline Brush

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Brush's version of the pc1010n in a sys 4
« on: February 23, 2020, 05:09 PM »
I finally got around to buying a new sys4 for my ts55 so that I could free up the old one for my compressor systainer.  It drove me crazy always having to have my track saw on the bottom of the pile.  I also have a hard time cutting into new systainers, so the old one was the perfect candidate for this.  I've always wanted to mod one of these since seeing one on here years ago and finally got around to it.  I intend to use this during kitchen/bath cabinet installs and small things around the house.  It will mostly only be used to drive a handful of brad and pin nails. I wanted a systainer that could sit at the bottom of the stack and not need to be accessed.  I didn't see myself ever needing to have this without the cart, so leaving the drain going out the bottom worked fine for me.  I wanted to try to make the compressor as quiet as possible; the pc1010n wasn’t very loud to begin with.  This was a bigger factor for the build then worrying about heat build up inside the box, so I covered it with 2 layers of a dynamat like material.  The first layer a thin dense material added a lot of weight and was probably not needed in the end.  The original switch was left on the compressor and I installed a separate power switch on the outside of the box.  Not wanting to worry about a cord or cord reel I used a male plug socket on the outside of the box.  Since the compressor only pulls 4 amps I installed a power strip on the box as well.  The end plan is to have each stack of systainers that I use to have power distribution built in.  The next project will be incorporating a hose reel into a sys 1 to stack on the top of this compressor systainer.   Trying to keep everything self contained, my plan is to have the connection made through the bottom of the next systainer.  For this I added a second quick connector off of the manifold out the top of the sys 4.  A little bit of paint and reapplying the Senco stickers really finished the build off.

























Offline tallgrass

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Re: Brush's version of the pc1010n in a sys 4
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 03:03 AM »
how is the air circulations for cooling?

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Brush's version of the pc1010n in a sys 4
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 06:28 AM »
Looks great.

Is there room to add a 3" or 4" 120V muffin fan to move some air through the box, or does the compressor run so infrequently that it's not needed.
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Offline Brush

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Re: Brush's version of the pc1010n in a sys 4
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 09:14 PM »
how is the air circulations for cooling?

Poor at best, the only air circulating is what is drawn into the systainer when the compressor is cycling.


Looks great.

Is there room to add a 3" or 4" 120V muffin fan to move some air through the box, or does the compressor run so infrequently that it's not needed.

Thanks.  There is probably enough room left in the box to fit a small fan, I definitely could have incorporated one.  My initial design was based on the assumption that it would cycle rather infrequently, maybe a handful of times per day.  I put sound deadening above air circulation/cooling, it becomes rather difficult to have it all.  I suppose I could put a fan inside the box just to circulate the air inside and not to draw in more fresh air.  My original thought being that if i was worried about it over heating while inside a box then the compressor is likely undersized for the task to begin with.