Why should I consider the noise level when shopping for a compressor?

Not all compressors are created equal when it comes to the noise level they produce. If you are shopping for a compressor, make sure you can hear it before you purchase. If you work out of your garage, this is important and should be a matter of concern for yourself as well, depending on how close you will be to the compressor’s location during work. Noise can pose a problem to hearing over long periods of time. If you need to have the compressor close to where you will blast, you may want to consider building a box around it with soundproof tiles. Make sure, though, that you allow space for air circulation so that the compressor won’t overheat while running.

—Professional Glass Consultant

Ruth Jan 2018

Ruth Dobbins

With over 35 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in fused and cast glass, as well as in glass-etching techniques. She owns Professional Glass Consultants with her husband Norm and holds a master's in printmaking and art history.

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