Breathing a little easier.....

Although I replaced the oil in my vintage craftsman compressor that I have been using as a forced air respirator source with vegetable oil, I took the advice of a wise blog reader and devised a nice carbon filter cartridge that I placed in line with my full face mask.  I  made this canister by purchasing two carbon filter elements and fitted them in side two large PVC end caps then drilled holes for inlet and outlet tubes then taped the whole thing together.

the resulting air is a fresh as a daisy and it makes painting a real pleasure.  It cost about 16 bucks to make and it works beautifully.