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Default air compressors; advantage of twin tanks...?

Hi,

Broadly there seem to be two types of larger portable
compressor: 7-9gallon twin tank wheelbarrow compressors, which sell
for about $650 new, and then 15-30 gallon single-tank compressors,
which with the same quality of motor and compressor head cost about
the same.

So, what's the advantage of two parallel tiny tanks, versus one
larger one? Ultimately it doesn't seem much lighter.


just curious!
-Bernard
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On Apr 5, 11:53 pm, Bernard Arnest wrote:
Hi,

Broadly there seem to be two types of larger portable
compressor: 7-9gallon twin tank wheelbarrow compressors, which sell
for about $650 new, and then 15-30 gallon single-tank compressors,
which with the same quality of motor and compressor head cost about
the same.

So, what's the advantage of two parallel tiny tanks, versus one
larger one? Ultimately it doesn't seem much lighter.

just curious!
-Bernard


To make them easier to roll, carry, transport, or store, and to make
them more stable as they stand.

JK
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Bernard Arnest writes:

So, what's the advantage of two parallel tiny tanks, versus one
larger one?


One might just as well ask, why does the human body have so many organs in
pairs?
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