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Re: blowers

Posted By: John Anderson
Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2007, at 12:10 a.m.

In Response To: blowers (camman)


> hi, what is the difference between a linear
> air pump and a regenerative blower. i used a
> linear air pump to run my crossfires and
> handtorch, but my old ribbon burner had a
> blower and spark ignitor built into it. Now
> I need an inexpensive way to run it all.

cheapest (but still good) way is to use a tiny squirrel cage blower (30 bucks at Grainger.com)for the ribbon, and a linear for everything else.

You can buy a cheap regenerative (half horsepower) for everything. But you'll really have to design the manifold and all the piping (all the way to the burner heads) with 1/2in pipe.

Single-stage regens are widely available on eBay and other places for around 150

600 or so will buy you a 2-stage regenerative. Half hp will have all the air you need and all the pressure too. This is the best option if you can afford it. You won't find 2-stage regens used. Look at a pond-supply outfit for these as well as linear. Best linear pumps are made by Medo.


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