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Old 03-26-2018, 10:28 PM
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If you have enough CFM, have you thought of getting a better tank instead?
I have. To be brutally honest I want to spend my time doing things that need to be done, or making money, not dicking with an air compressor. When the 1/2” air hose and 1” impact come out I don’t want to have to wait.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:32 PM
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I don't know about your area,
But the CL around here is full of compressors.
It is here as well. 99% of people never service a compressor or drain the tank. The few that have a compressor that has the balls im wanting want like new money for a well used compressor.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:09 AM
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I have. To be brutally honest I want to spend my time doing things that
need to be done, or making money, not dicking with an air compressor.
When the 1/2” air hose and 1” impact come out I don’t want to have to wait.
Amen brother!
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:41 AM
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I have. To be brutally honest I want to spend my time doing things that need to be done, or making money, not dicking with an air compressor. When the 1/2” air hose and 1” impact come out I don’t want to have to wait.
Since you don't like dicking around.. skip the Eaton and buy a better compressor..

https://www.pacificaircompressors.co...ompressor-new/
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:57 AM
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Since you don't like dicking around.. skip the Eaton and buy a better compressor..

https://www.pacificaircompressors.co...ompressor-new/
If I’m going to go above this price point I would buy a saylor Beale

https://www.nhproequip.com/saylor-be...air-compressor
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:12 AM
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It is here as well. 99% of people never service a compressor or drain the tank. The few that have a compressor that has the balls im wanting want like new money for a well used compressor.
One of the guy, I know who sell new and used equipment, always tells me, “I’ll never sell a used air compressor, used tires or a used inverter welder”, too many possible issues.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:34 AM
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Screw compressors need a constant load. We have two separate compressor systems at the current 9-5, all rotary. The one system I think has three, maybe 4, and if any are acting up, they add in a 400 cfm diesel just to maintain the volume required.

Mind you, that’s feeding a robotic paint line with 25 paint robots, plus a bunch of other equipment in that section of the plant.

The other section I think only has three screw compressors, and a 250 cfm diesel will generally keep it going if they lose one for any reason.


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I'm tired of junk and want a decent compressor that will keep up.

What box store has a compressor that's 31 cfm @100 psi?
Yup... Here are specs from 3-cyl Husky from HD, largest one they have. (80gal) Ain't gonna do it for you...
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:49 AM
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Yup... Here are specs from 3-cyl Husky from HD, largest one they have. (80gal) Ain't gonna do it for you...
A compressor is not rated by tank size, in fact a large compressor does not need a giant tank. Compressors are not rated by horsepower either.
The number that counts is CFM.

A 4.5 cubic foot compressor drawing 1700 watts atop a 80 gallon tank that takes 10 minutes to recover is a fake compressor. It is often sold as
195 PSI INDUSTRIAL QUALITY!!!


An 18 or 20 cfm compressor that draws 22 amps at 220v(5hp) pumping to a 80-100 gallon tank, will take 2.5 to 3 minutes to recover when it turns on.
So taking off a flat tire does not take 4 cups of coffee during air recovery.

Just my 10 cents, but Neal, whatever you do, get rid of that well tank before it kills you. That is not safe for 115 psi air.
Water is in-compressible, and if it blows you have a water leak.
A 100gal water tank has the stored energy of 4 sticks of dynamite and you will need a new shop.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:04 PM
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A compressor is not rated by tank size, in fact a large compressor does not
need a giant tank. Compressors are not rated by horsepower either.

The number that counts is CFM.
CFM at a given pressure...
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