Over the past few months, I have struggled to get time to cast. My issue stems from the placement of my workstation which happens to be directly under my son’s bedroom.
I tried to adjust for this by getting a California air compressor that is built to be quiet. Despite being quieter than the pancake compressor that I previously had, it’s still too loud in a dead silent house. I had brainstormed a few ideas;
- Insulate the basement ceiling with sound dampening insulation.
- Build a soundproof enclosure for the air compressor itself.
- Move the air compressor further away and run a longer hose.
I decided to go with moving the air compressor, as when I thought about it I had the perfect spot for it; It also allowed me to add sound dampening insulation down the road if I needed to both the already built enclosure or the ceiling.
After testing out the volume of the compressor in its new location, I was ready to start the project.
The first thing I had to do was drill a hole big enough for the ends of the hose to snake through. From there all I had to do was start moving my drop ceiling tiles and start a good old fashion wire pull.
The first night I only made it so far, as my son was sick with a cold and I didn’t want to risk waking him.
Progress picked up again, and I was able to pull the rest of the line.