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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:28 am

my neighbor decided to replace his entire heating and cooling system in favor of a more efficent system. long story short i ended up with the working comrpessor from the old AC system for free.

i expected to find a rotary compressor like my little one but to my pleasent surprise it was a large reciprication one. those type seem to be more usefull if you want to go realy high pressure. both the meduim and large compressors were used in sytems that had a high side of 450psi so it should be able to reach higher pressures than the "normal" sized compressors everyone has been doing the tests on

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the latest one is the middle one, and yes i need to clean it up yet
they are placed in order of capacity and age. the largest is 47 years old, the middle one that i just got is 19 years old ( all 19 years siting outside so the appearence was expected) and finaly the little one i bought new from ebay less than a year ago

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plate on top of compressor

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side view

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showing the stardard 3 pin connection. i have all the wires and componets needed to wire it up but i just havent done it yet.

so to wrap this post up,
the compressor does work (it was still cooling his house only 2 days before)
it will be pimped out like the others but it wont have a gauge to monitor case pressure like i put on the massive one. it might even share the guage and hose assembly off the massive one as i will never need both at the same time.

also how do you like the setup on the massive one?
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:33 am

Lucky, What with you and getting free compressors :D, Ive gotta go find me one, set up looks great on the massive one.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:41 am

It needs 240 volts and ir draws over 50 amps on startup. Do you have a stove or dryer outlet for this? The good news is that one does not use 3 phase power.

Large compressors do present challenges of where to plug them in.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:51 am

Technician1002 wrote:It needs 240 volts and ir draws over 50 amps on startup. Do you have a stove or dryer outlet for this? The good news is that one does not use 3 phase power.

Large compressors do present challenges of where to plug them in.


yes i know it requires the 240volt. the largest also needs this. i do not have a place to plug them in at my house. the good news is that all three of my major shooting places have 240volt 50amp plugs fairly close the the "range". either for welders or hot tubs.

and it was from a resicential air conditioner so it was a pretty safe bet that it would be single phase

@clemsonguy1125 i get free compressors becuase i activly look for them. and i might just be lucky :D

the massive one is missing its hydraulic hose right now becuase its easier to store without a hose sticking out the side. also out the top i have a quick connect for when i feed it with compressed air. this would restric flow too much when i didnt feed it with air so i also have a big air filter for it.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:16 pm

I've been looking for the last few weeks and haven't found one yet, but I'm going tonnage too replace my refridgerator before to long so I'll take it out then, I think your just lucky.
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Unread postAuthor: bighead33 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:16 pm

how long do you think something like that would take to pump a standard chamber.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:39 pm

bighead33 wrote:how long do you think something like that would take to pump a standard chamber.


can you get anymore vague about your question? i need to know if your running a pressureized input, if so what pressure is that running at, then i would need to know what size the chamber is and pressure you would fill it too.

and a few weeks of casualy looking wont usualy turn up many results. ive been looking for much longer than that. you also might want to expand you search to include salvage yards, some yards have piles of them
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Unread postAuthor: bighead33 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:29 pm

how long dose it take you to fill one of your cannons from any of your compressor?
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:36 am

c11man wrote: you also might want to expand you search to include salvage yards, some yards have piles of them


hell yea i got 3 from my junk yard, all i need to pay is entrance
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