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Jake Parker

New (to me) compressor
« on: April 02, 2022, 05:57:14 AM »
A local company needed their air compressor swapped out, so they called me to get an estimate.
This is no easy task as its 9ft on top of a cement structure, inside a tin enclosure, behind a building with only 10 ft of space between it and a fence.
Long story short, it got done, but not withiut some butt-puckering moments.
So the company said they needed me to dispose of the old compressor, so it came home with me.
Heres the kicker, the compressor was supposed to be DOA, but the problem has turned out to be a blown fuse. (I did not diagnose any problems, I just did as I was told and swapped the units)
So, this big sucker is about to be the new air supply to my dads shop. Perfect timing as his current compressor has been having issues.

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Re: New (to me) compressor
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2022, 08:43:39 AM »
woooww. look at the size of the head on that unit... what? 120 gal?


Re: New (to me) compressor
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2022, 09:34:01 AM »
Cool.  Any idea what HP/cfm?  My dream is to have shop air without the racket the oil less ones give off.
I'd give her an oil change, and check out the tank good.    Lot of times the head units are good but the tank leaks or is at its EOL
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Jake Parker

Re: New (to me) compressor
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2022, 03:51:54 PM »
It is 120 gallons, with a 10 hp 3pz motor capable of 35 cfm @ 175 psi.
I will hydro test the tank, change the oil, install new belts, and let her rip!
Im going to make an enclosure behind the machine shop (thats were the 3pz power is) and plumb steel 2&3/8" pipe to my dads shop. Its only 100feet, and a straight shot. That will help on noise pollution!
I have a 200 gallon propane tank I may put closer to my dads shop as a receiver, i dont know yet. (BBQ pits are a hot commodity in Texas, the bigger the better)
A friend of mine works at a plumbjng warehouse and said he can get me 1" pipe at 1.50 a foot.
Im seriously thinking that will be the way to go to supply my dads shop, as the 1inch impact is an air hog.
This makes me having 9 compressors of various sizes now.