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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:22 pm

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Reading this thread may cause extreme cases of CJS (Compressor Jealousy Syndrome)

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So while at my uncles dairy farm over spring break to make some money and shoot my cannons. While helping him in the milk house i was talking about how a compressor the same size as the one that cooled the bulk tank would be amazing to fill my cannons with he mentioned that he has an extra one in the shed that i could have. At this point i was so excited i had to pee :shock: and ran to this shed. what i found was this

<a href="http://s696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321/c11man/large%20compressor/?action=view&current=100_9874.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321/c11man/large%20compressor/100_9874.jpg" border="0" alt="front veiw"></a>
shown with my messy wiring and a blow gun hanging off the filling port for scale.

this is a 42,500BTU 3 horsepower 240v refrigeration compressor. as you can tell it is quite massive and extremely heavy at 90 lbs. it is 14inches tall, 10 wide, and 8inches deep. soon after removing it from the shed ( i had to crawl under a tractor to get to it ) i bought a plug for it hand wired the beast up. on my first try it turned on and i was instantly blown away by the flow of it, it creates some great wind just blowing in to the air and i know it can do high pressure because the system runs at 450psi that it was attached to. i expect at least 700psi out of it and 850 would be great :D
now because of the 240v requirements i can not run this at my house but all my main shooting places have 240v wired to the shed. now some more pics
<a href="http://s696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321/c11man/large%20compressor/?action=view&current=100_9876.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321/c11man/large%20compressor/100_9876.jpg" border="0" alt="inlet and outlet"></a>
showing the inlet of 3/4inch copper and the outlet that was made for 3/8 copper but was easily modified to fit a 1/2inch compression fitting

<a href="http://s696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321/c11man/large%20compressor/?action=view&current=100_9878.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv321/c11man/large%20compressor/100_9878.jpg" border="0" alt="top of compressor"></a>
top view....

on and btw this compressor new today costs $990. i wonder what it cost back in 1963 when it was made!

500psi 1/2inch qev + popoff anyone?
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:13 pm

I ...
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:18 pm

clean it up...
Also, replace the motor run capacitor. Those capacitors can go bad after that long, plus newer capacitors will be better.

Nice find.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:24 pm

replace it? why it works fine
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:25 pm

That is nice. I wish I had one...
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:49 pm

nice and 42,500BTU dam you my only has 700 its from a mini bar fridge

lol nice here in oz 240v is our house main :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:17 pm

well i have 240 at my hose but im not allowed to run new wires to the garage
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Unread postAuthor: geardog32 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:07 am

WHAT!!! dude that thing is nuts. are you going to build a big cannon to match?
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:03 am

I Like!!!
Very Nice.
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Unread postAuthor: bradisfun » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:50 am

ohhhh, im soo jealous
y cant my families dairy farm have 1 of thos lying around :(
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:54 am

well my uncle likes to hang onto stuff, besides this i got 3 150psi 3/4inch popoff valves from water heaters, a old fire extinguisher, and a few pipe fittings.
the part i liked best is that he wouldnt take any money for it and he payed ME for working there too!
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Unread postAuthor: metalmeltr » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:56 am

That is amazing. Do you have any pictures of it installed in it's actual aplication?
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:01 am

i do not, it had been removed from the milk house for 15 years and was in the shed, it was on a steel plate that had the radiator thing and the fans but i just left that there. on his farm he accualy has 2 more of these, one for the current bulk tank, and one for his large walk in freezer. the bulk tank one he doesnt currently use because he sold all his dairy cattle but is keeping it incase he goes back to milking
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:44 am

Nice find there!
You had better help out more often! May find even more treasures!

spec sheet;
http://www.tecumsehcoolproducts.com/ins ... 4FT-001-J7
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:52 am

oh i guess its only a 3 horse motor :( i edited the post now

and i didnt have internet at the farm so i couldnt look that stuff up and i wired it exactly like the diagram thats off the spec sheet you found! :D

90lbs! i didnt think it was that much...
so who knows where to buy mineral oil for this?
also i should be ordering a bunch of 1200psi rated brass fittings, 1000psi gauge, 3/8inch hydraulic hose, and 3/8inch hydraulic quick connects. total this is going to cost about $70 so i have like 30 left from what he payed me!
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