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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:45 pm

It's something I welded myself, It's 1/8" stainless tubing and flat plate ends, the ends are slightly recessed so the weld holds them more captive. Rating? not sure, but it will have a safety relief blow off valve.

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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: wdr0 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:58 pm

A rated tank would be best, definately hydro test the one you have made before using air. The flat ends aren't ideal as the metal will bend when pressure is applied and can cause the weld to crack without warning.
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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:59 pm

I've been using it at 125psi for a few years :shock:
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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: hectmarr » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:03 pm

farcticox1 wrote:It's something I welded myself, It's 1/8" stainless tubing and flat plate ends, the ends are slightly recessed so the weld holds them more captive. Rating? not sure, but it will have a safety relief blow off valve.

I am typically atypical :D

Hydraulic pressure test, without any doubt.
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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Compressor up and running, giving a steady 135psi output, that's the maximum the regulator will output.

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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:26 am

Close to target, looks good as well.
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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:44 pm

Got a nice little fire extinguisher to add as an extra tank on the low pressure side, so basically an extension of the gun chamber.

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Unread postAuthor: Air2theBrain » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:59 am

Very nice.

Are you going to paint it?
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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: hectmarr » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:06 am

Interesting to use something like what you got for low pressure air tank for air launcher in my weapons. Now that I see it, I remember that my friend has a couple of these in disuse ... :)
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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:49 pm

And it's rated at 300 psi :D
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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: hectmarr » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:05 pm

farcticox1 wrote:And it's rated at 300 psi :D

Enough for my needs, and FREE !! :bounce:
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Re: My AC compressor

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:12 pm

Got all the parts to do the mods to the compressor, dump valve for the suction side, filter for the out let and accumulator for the low pressure side. This is the new layout.
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