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Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:29 pm

Folks,

My 6.5 HP Sears air compressor headed south this afternoon and looks to be toast. So a replacement is in order. At my age and level of use, I can not justify the good ones at TP Tools. I need something above the Sears, but not WAY above the Sears. Let me know your thoughts.

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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:21 pm

Bill, You might want to see what it would cost to just replace the motor and/or compressor if the rest of the unit is okay.

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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Mr E » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:35 pm

Not sure what your requirements might be, but if you decide not to repair yours as Bob suggests, you can take a look here.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/ingersoll-rand-5-hp-air-compressor-60-gal
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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Bezirk » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:36 pm

Bill, I replaced my compressor about five years ago and after doing a lot of research bought it at Tractor Supply. They still have the same 60 gal unit for $ 479. It has served me well .

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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:38 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Bill, You might want to see what it would cost to just replace the motor and/or compressor if the rest of the unit is okay.

Bob


Yes, Bob. That is plan A. This informal survey is plan B, should plan A prove to be too expensive. :)

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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby danovercash » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:45 am

First compressor was a shop built with a CH compressor on a modified propane tank. Ran it low on oil and it locked up ( dipstick said oil was ok). Forgot to turn it off after last use and four days later it was toast. Found a new replacement compressor (DeVilbiss) for $75. Later traded a tree stump for a Black Max compressor that needed motor. Found pully I needed for first compressor at scrap yard with motor attached ($8.) fixed the Black Max and posted a pix on FB and a friend gave me another with a bad motor. Then I found a crankshaft shop that will repair the CH compressor. If I fix them all I will have three good compressors! Wonder if I hooked them all together could I sandblast maybe? Or sell one or two of them to pay for repairs on first one ( antique with a story). What happened to yours? Motor or compressor, how does the rest of it look? Afaik, my friend has the compressor if you are interested.
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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Jason (IL) » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:15 pm

I bought an 80 gal Industrial Air 3 stage compressor about 4 yrs ago. It has done about everything I have wanted it to do. I think I paid aroun $800 for it on sale a Rual King farm supply. I see they advertised for that price still every now and then. I had a 30 gal craftsman and hated it. I have a Quincy at school and it works well to but expensive.

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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby danovercash » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:48 pm

Local Honda parts and scrap yard always has 2-3-4 large compressors on the scrap pile. Wonder what went wrong with them. If you could pick and choose parts you could build a good one from castaway parts.
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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:19 pm

Just wanted to bring you folks an update on my air compressor. This is what happened to the compressor pump:
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I noodled around and found the parts on ebay and rebuilt the pump. It should last as long as I need it.

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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Super A » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:23 pm

Mr E wrote:Not sure what your requirements might be, but if you decide not to repair yours as Bob suggests, you can take a look here.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/ingersoll-rand-5-hp-air-compressor-60-gal


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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Stanton » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:51 am

Bill, glad to hear you got your compressor repaired. Any idea what may have caused that kind of failure?
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Re: Air Compressor -- Recommendation

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:23 am

Stanton wrote:Bill, glad to hear you got your compressor repaired. Any idea what may have caused that kind of failure?


No idea at all.

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