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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:55 pm

I cant take it any more, I need a solution for a air compressor that WORKS rather then not compressing at all! Someone PLEASE help me! I need it to be in the $20 price range if it involves any spending!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:25 pm

20 dollars will buy you a fairly good bike tire pump. 200 dollars will buy you a fairly good air compressor, sorry.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:46 pm

Is there any way I could make one?
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Unread postAuthor: Jimmy K » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:02 pm

Are you looking for high pressure (150+ p.s.i.) or a high rate of flow (20+ cubic feet per minute, etc.)?
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:05 pm

Anything that works... I need something that doesnt freeze up and can fill up a 2 gallon tank to 50 psi in about a minute...
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:12 pm

Try craigslist I've seen decent old compressors for cheap (twenty bucks is really low even used)
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Unread postAuthor: Jimmy K » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:35 pm

I second the craigslist option. Or even try some local swap meets. That's where I got my 18cfm compressor (only $40!).
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:18 pm

If you're willing to do repairs there's a lot available, I bought a $150 shop compressor for $10. The overpressure shutoff doesn't work, but it still has a popoff I just switch it off when I hear it. It needed a little rewiring but that's no problem (for me anyway).

Just have paticence, you'll find something, it'll just take a little time.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:20 pm

Ok, Jimmy, are you by any chance in alabama? (I am just noticing your UA support...) I will look through craigslist for sure.
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Unread postAuthor: Jimmy K » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:27 pm

Actually I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio. I'm going to UA for college.


And i just did a quick search on the Cincinnati craigslist... There are a ton of compressors for dirt cheap. Im sure it would be the same for any major U.S. city.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:41 pm

Ah ok. Well I checked for the birmingham area, and they are around $60 which I dont have...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:41 pm

Save up or buy a stirrup pump.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:32 pm

I know this sucks, but just sit tight and save up. If you buy a $20 compressor, it isn't going to last at all. The only way it would is if someone you knew was really nice any was just trying to help you out.

You can't buy a tank of gas for $20, let along a decent piece of machinery that is going to last for at least a few years.
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Unread postAuthor: warhead052 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:26 pm

Been checking ebay and I found a few cheap compressors, some with extra fittings for it too! $40 for one that had inflators and blowguns plus free shipping!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:53 pm

warhead052 wrote:Been checking ebay and I found a few cheap compressors, some with extra fittings for it too! $40 for one that had inflators and blowguns plus free shipping!


Post the link so we can see.
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