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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (benwoodward.com) wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@posting.google.com:

For very small, intermittent jobs, maybe.

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Anthony

I bought a similar confiuration made by Campbell Hausfield at Home Depot for $259. They sell them to contractors by car load. It is an oiless piston type with a 3 year warranty. I even checked the warranty repair shop on it. Easy and cheap to fix and they are reliable.

You might want to do some comparison shopping.

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Walter Babb

Noisy as hell, and if it really were 2.5 hp, it'd blow any 15 amp circuit you put it on (it isn't really 2.5 hp). It'll be Ok for ocasional use, but I wouldn't want to have to work around it all day.

Note that Harbor Freight sells a Chinese version of this compressor for about half the money. I've got one that I'm using to supply air to my plasma cutter when I'm out in the field (both powered off my Bobcat welder/generator). It is holding up Ok, and the noise isn't quite so objectionable outside next to the welder/generator, which is making a bunch of noise anyway.

Gary

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Gary Coffman

On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 02:02:17 -0500, Gary Coffman brought forth from the murky depths:

They call for a 20a breaker since it draws 17a. (online manual)

746w/120v=15.54a less a wee bit of efficiency? 2 possible HP?

Is yours oiled or oilless?

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Larry Jaques

It uses an oiled pump, but it is direct drive.

Gary

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Gary Coffman

It occurs to me to ask, oil being harmful to rubber, what does one do to keep oil out of tires inflated with such a compressor? Must the air be filtered?

Harold Burton

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Harold Burton

On Fri, 6 Feb 2004 13:04:38 -0600, "Harold Burton" brought forth from the murky depths:

GC sez:

VERY little oil comes out with the air. It won't hurt most things but painters usually have a filter on their end to remove any moisture, oil, or particulates which would jam their small-orificed spray guns.

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Larry Jaques

If the compressor pump is putting out enough oil to cause a problem for a tire, you need new rings. Think about it, your auto engine is an oiled air pump, do you pull into a service station and ask the attendant to "fill'er up with oil and check the gas"? I hope not. That would mean the rings are shot.

An oiled pump in good condition will kick out a *very small* amount of oil with the air. For most purposes, it can safely be ignored. About the only exception is spray painting. There, even a slight amount of oil in the air can cause "fisheye" defects in the paint. So you need a filter to catch the oil when you're spray painting. (Probably of greater concern when painting is any water in the air, so you need a coalescing filter even with an oil-less compressor.)

Another more specialized exception would be a supplied air breathing system. The tiny oil mist from an oiled pump can give you a form of pneumonia if breathed for prolonged periods. So you need *very* good filters, or an oil-less compressor, for that application.

But otherwise, an oiled pump is a very good thing. It will last much longer, and run quieter, than an oil-less type. If the oil level changes noticably between oil changes, then you might worry. But the pump would have to be very worn for that to happen.

Gary

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Gary Coffman

Oh sh1t!!!!

Mark Rand RTFM

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Mark Rand

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