Harbor Freight Airbrush Compressor

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DarthVeach

Well-Known Member
I PMed Bovine on this since I know he owns one, but I have the 1/8 HP Harbor Freight compressor and I discovered if I want to hook it up to the Paasche hose I have I need an adapter because the coupling on the hose is too big for the 1/8" adapter on the compressor. Does anyone have any idea what I need or where to get it? Also, I rigged something up with the coiled hose that came with it and was playing around. The airbrush works great, but I noticed about every 8 seconds the compressor kicks on for a second. Does that mean I need to use the pipe tape provided and get better seals on my line? I assume it is doing that because of a small leak where it is hooked up. Thanks everyone!
 

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bodiee

New Member
Does it kick on when you are not using it and its just sitting there. or does it kick on when in use? You could have a leak if it kicks on when not in use. go to home depo and get some reducers so it fits correctly.
 

DarthVeach

Well-Known Member
I have read a ton of posts elsewhere that say Home Depot is no help for this compressor and the Paasche hose. And yeah, I think it is a leak since I just threw it together to test it out. I put my face near the coupling on the hose and I could feel a tiny amount of air coming out. I didn't use the tape yet or anything since I am just testing it out. But that's exactly what it does. It sits quiet and then kicks on for a sec and then off. When in use, it runs all the time since it is a small diaphragm compressor.
 

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