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DVB QC3 Air Filter and Dryer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from problem solved I was having moisture and water in my air lines. I bought a DeVilbiss QC3 filter dryer thinking it would solve my problem. It didn't. I had to replace the cartridge after every paint job so I contacted Eastwood and DeVilbiss. My filter set up was about a foot out of the compressor. They suggested I re-plumb my set up. I now have a 30' run with 2 filter drops coming off the top of the main line like they suggested. I also now have a 4" drop back to the compressor that will allow any water to flow back to the compressor. Problem Solved! I have done 3 paint jobs with this new set up and replacement cartridge with no problems and best of all my filter is still good. My paint jobs now are 100% free of contaminants with my new filter set up and the DVB QC3 filter dryer. I recommend this to every one. Great product. Now I have the correct set up. Thanks to Eastwood and DeVilbiss tech support for helping me work this problem out!
Date published: 2012-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVB QC3 Air Filter and Dryer Just started using this product. However I believe it to be the best product of it's type on the market. I did a lot of research and kept coming up with the same product for my needs. I would recommend for anyone for similar needs. Light usage and as a hobby shop, not used everyday. But not saying it would not be good for full time usage.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the money I've only been using this filter/dryer for about a week, but it does work as it's supposed to, and a lot of water comes out of it when I drain it for the day. I haven't noticed any condensation happening when I media blast, so that's good. I have yet to try this with painting. I also can't comment on how long the filter/dessicant media in the filter will last because I haven't been using it that long.
Date published: 2011-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DVB QC3 Air Filter and Dryer Unit seems to be well made for the price. Media change should be a snap & has the tool included for the change. I have only had it for a month & noticed the difference when I hooked it up. Air is cool & dry which should keep my blaster from clumping up.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product I have been using it for a week and works great, it would be better if it had 1/2 inch outlet instead of 1/4 inch outlet.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done! I've been using it for several weeks now and it works great. I bought it in the store and was really glad to get some very useful advice on the proper way to install it in my system. My original plan would have installed it too close to the compressor.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVB QC3 Air Filter and Dryer Excellent results. no oil, no water coming thru to the spray gun. Definitely worthwhile purchase. The price was reasonable compared to other options and I like the fact the refills are readily available from Eastwood.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DVB QC3 Air Filter Desiccant Refill A bit pricey, but to me well worth the investment. I have not had any moisture with my media blaster or my plasma cutter since I started using it.
Date published: 2014-02-09
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What is the maximum input pressure to this unit? My compressor output is 175 lbs.?

Asked by: mofmerre
Max pressure for this unit is 150.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-08-23

Does this come with a bracket for wall mount or is one available?

Asked by: Gpv4430
The bracket for wall mount is part of the top of this unit. You will be able to mount it out of the box.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-04-06

what are the rough dimensions of the unit?

Asked by: VillageBus
10.5 by 4.25 is the rough dimensions of the base unit, The regulator will be additional.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-04-06

What is the CFM rating on this item?

Asked by: Jimdog44
This unit is rated up to 16 CFM. Anything past that will allow moisture past.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-03-31

Having trouble with water in my shop system. My lines are 1/2 pipe. Would this filter be enough for my shop or should I go bigger?

Asked by: Butch L
That depends on your usage of air. If you're a higher volume shop, this unit will most likely be too small and you should look into one of the larger setups. This QC3 is ideal for home shop use.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2015-03-14

I just bought the QC3 air dryer and it works great, I need to replace the cartridge and can not find the humidity indicator replacement anywhere can you help me???

Asked by: cobra
The replacement cartridge is all you will need. Once the old cartridge is taken out of the unit the humidity indicator will go back to normal until the cartridge needs to be changed again.
Answered by: Ed O 88
Date published: 2015-03-03

is there a regulator on this filter

Asked by: painter
Yes, the QC3 comes with a regulator.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2015-01-05

what size ports are on this? 1/2" npt?

Asked by: booggieman62
Yes they are a 1/2"
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2014-11-14
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Devilbiss QC3 Air Filter and Dryer

Item #51566 Brand: DeVilbiss

3-stage filtering, 0.01-micron rating,
for pro-quality paint finishes


3-Stage DeVilbiss® QC3 Air Filter/Dryer produces clean, pristine air for pro-quality paint finishes.

  • 0.01-micron filter rating
  • Large filter media
  • Long-life desiccant
  • More effective than disposable dryers
  • Built in regulator

Three-stage filtering produces clean, oil- and humidity-free air that will help you achieve outstanding paint finishes with your spray gun.

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About Devilbiss QC3 Air Filter and Dryer

The DeVilbiss QC3 Air Filter/Dryer is a cost-effective solution for any shop intent on producing professional painting projects. Three-stage filtering with a 0.01-micron rating produces clean, oil- and humidity-free air that will help you achieve outstanding paint finishes. Large filter media and long-life desiccant together are more effective than disposable dryers; covers 4 times the area and has 16 times more desiccant that any disposable unit. This quick-change desiccant filter is easy to maintain and includes the removal tool. 160-psi control valve. Includes bowl drain, 1/2" NPT inlet valve and humidity indicator. Made in USA.


51567 DVB QC3 Air Filter Desiccant Refill


Always wear eye, skin and respiratory protection while painting.