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Old 06-24-2004, 11:08 PM
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Now there was some talk about compressors. Here is a real compressor.
Champion two stage. 80 gallon tank. Nice big Wagner motor. Some have guess about vintage 40's or early 50's. Quiet, runs just like it looks, puts out enough air for several tools at one time. Did I mention it's quiet. Shhhh..........listen you can almost hear it running.
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Old 06-24-2004, 11:33 PM
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Old Tools, you can't beat them.
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Old 06-25-2004, 12:33 AM
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Damn thats nice!
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:19 AM
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Are the top plate & the legs banded on to it? Why wouldn't they weld them? Is it just to avoid burning through?
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:58 AM
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According to our "purt" Franz, the base is banded because at the time it was made, it was believed that welding the base to the tank could cause concern, even though the tank is welded together. Since of that time I had conversation with Franz about this compressor, I have checked and found that the steel is 3/8 inch thick in the tank. It weighed in at just a little bit under 700 lbs. It has three drains on the tank. I have used it now for about 7 months and have not needed to add oil or adjust it since I finished setting it up. Did I mention how quiet it is. This compressor replaced my little oilless noise maker, after I was helping my father-in-law move a deep freeze. I had asked him if a oil compressor would be quieter then my compressor, and since he had used my compressor before, he told me he would not use it again, Because of the noise. Anyway I told him I use air alot so he asked me if I wanted his old Champion as he had bought a new one and havn't used the Champion for several years. Other then replacing the diaphram with a piece of inner tube, and painting, adjusting and changing the oil, this is what he gave me. Swell I think, just swell!!
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:12 AM
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I suspected that's what it was... (maybe I saw the other thread.. can't remember...)

Thanks Slag!
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