<VV> Advice on air compressor specs.

Jay Maechtlen jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Thu Oct 24 14:11:34 EDT 2013

And if it is hard to get at the drain, you can use some copper tube to 
bring it out to a convenient location. (maybe over a catch can.)

Noise - oh, yeah.
At least turn it off at night!

On 10/23/2013 8:21 PM, Sethracer at aol.com wrote:
> Joe - You have conflicting goals. Low money invested vs. Chinese Crap. I
> ended up buying a 220Volt two-stage vertical compressor from Harbor freight.
> Yeah, The tank might be Chinese. The two cylinder (twin stage) motor has
> "made  in USA" on it. The A.O. Smith motor has made in Mexico on it. 175 PSI
> 80 gallon  tank. I do not know if it still a current model at Harbor Freight.
> The most important part is locate it away from your work area. They are
> noisy. I have it wired as 220V. I leave the breaker off, and valves to keep it
>   isolated. I keep about 150 PSI in it. Tools definitely like higher PSI. If
> I  will be needing a bunch of air, I will turn on the breaker and suffer
> the noise.  I left the compressor bolted to the shipping pallet, anchored the
> pallet to the  corner walls and chained the tank in place for safety. Also,
> mount it so you can  open a drain in the bottom of the tank. Mine it tough
> to reach and I am lazy  about draining it. If you decide to plumb your new
> building area to feed air  around, check with professionals to avoid issues
> with water and drainage.
> - Seth Emerson
> In a message dated 10/23/2013 3:30:37 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> Taruffi57 at aol.com writes:
> I am  researching vertical tank compressors.  Won't be using it a lot,
> but
> DO want it to be able to run basic air tools w/o gasping for breath  and
> surely deal with wheel lug nuts.   Need to know max.  cu. ft. per min.  @
> what
> PSI should do the job.  Also, What is  the difference between a sgl.  stage
> and dual stage unit?  I  know I need a water separator and  filter.  Should
> it
> be 120 or  220 volts?  Prefer low maintainence, and  low money invested.
> Not
> particularly interested in Chinese crap.
> Joe  Dunlap
> Florida
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