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Old 11-14-2017, 09:23 PM
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Are those pictures your home compressor or work compressor?

The adapters in the pictures look like they are screw in adapters I see what looks to be a locknut on the head side of the filter.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:40 PM
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McMaster has the filters for 10 bucks. I think I bought a handful on eBay for a few bucks each a while ago.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:19 PM
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Are those pictures your home compressor or work compressor?

The adapters in the pictures look like they are screw in adapters I see what looks to be a locknut on the head side of the filter.

Scott
That is the one at work. Yes, I believe it is a 1" NPT nipple with an electrical conduit style locknut on it. Is it possible that it is something other than 1" NPT? I did not use a caliper to measure the O.D., just eyeballed it.
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:39 AM
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Well I managed to find two old Chevy filter housings at the wrecker. It is getting hard to find anything from the 80's anymore! So the shop compressor will be easy to convert.
Edit: Finished it up! It doesn't seem any louder or quieter than before, but now filters are cheap and easy to find.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:03 AM
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I use the NAPA 6179 air filter on my 18 cfm compressor. They are easy to mount and in some cases can use the original back plate. To mount them you need two round plates and about 6 inches of allthread to clamp it between plates.

If you have to spend 50 bucks modding a filter housing to save 3 dollars on a filter, this 5 dollar filter is not for you. I also use the same filter on my diesel backup genset. Common as fleas, about 5 inch round and 5 inch high.

I can get around to posting a picture of the setup this afternoon if anyone is interested.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:48 AM
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I seem to think you may have posted that some time before, but i'd be interested in taking a peek.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:46 PM
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Here is how I did it.
Last one is of an oil bath air filter that I converted over to the paper filter.
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Old 11-20-2017, 08:41 PM
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Nice upgrade! I would need two of those on my compressor, and I would still need to fab the plates up. The Chevy filter was a bit more work to adapt but will be cheaper in the long run.
Edit: Where do you get those filters for 5 bucks? I come up with $15.79 plus taxes.
https://www.napacanada.com/en/p/NGF6179

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Old 11-23-2017, 09:17 AM
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Finished my home compressor upgrade also.
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:58 PM
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Nice upgrade! I would need two of those on my compressor, and I would still need to fab the plates up. The Chevy filter was a bit more work to adapt but will be cheaper in the long run.
Edit: Where do you get those filters for 5 bucks? I come up with $15.79 plus taxes.
https://www.napacanada.com/en/p/NGF6179
I went American for that price at https://www.fleetfilter.com/filter/46179.html
but it is cheaper in Canadian at RockAuto at $3.64.
I used the Wix number as they make NAPA filters.
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