How loud is your porty?

Jim Davisson

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Our LX machines stock are LOUD! One has a muffler (@ ~5 CFM penalty) and the other the exhaust heat exchanger tempers it a bit with no penalty. I leave it outside when permitting, but bring it in without hesitation. One job today was either a PITA 200' TM string or an easy 50' with the portable... Portable won that one and was probably was equal in time spent on the job.
 
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Our LX machines stock are LOUD! One has a muffler (@ ~5 CFM penalty) and the other the exhaust heat exchanger tempers it a bit with no penalty. I leave it outside when permitting, but bring it in without hesitation. One job today was either a PITA 200' TM string or an easy 50' with the portable... Portable won that one and was probably was equal in time spent on the job.
Yes LX motors are loud.
8.4 are allowed as well as 6.6 two stage.
The more air you move the more noise you make that's all there is to it.
However I muffler would decrease the decibel range well. It'll also drop some of the CFM.