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 40 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in all glass-etching techniques as well as in fused and cast glass. Ruth holds a master’s degree in art and has been a partner in an art glass wholesale supply and studio company in Europe, which also placed great emphasis on a training program, before joining forces with her late husband Norm. You can reach Ruth by email at or by phone at 505-473-9203.

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