Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 56 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 52 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

I finally got a compressor!

A place to ask general spud cannon related questions.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

I finally got a compressor!

Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:57 pm

It's 5 gallon, 3 horsepower, 115 psi, twin stacked tanks, and pumps really fast. It can fill up to 115 psi in less than a minute (I actually used a stopwatch). It also came with a 17 piece set with 7 male QCs, 2 females, a blowgun, a 25 foot hose, a schrader valve adapter, a couple blowgun nozzles, and some other stuff. And here's the best part: it was all for 90 bucks, well actually 97 something with tax, but who cares? Now I'll be able to make something bigger than a pneumatic with a 1/2 gallon compression chamber.
  • 0

User avatar
noname
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2699
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:19 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: squeaks » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:03 pm

I wish I could say the same. I got a dumb little 2 gallon compressor with 1hp. It takes about 5-10 minutes to get itself to 100 psi. Much longer in order to get a gun to that kind of pressure. 100 psi is it's max too, or rather it shuts off at 100psi. It's motor could probably get it higher but it has an electrical saftey shutoff or something. I forgot to mention it's hose has a hole in it too so it won't even get to 100psi right now.
  • 0

"Nine out of ten Americans agree that out of ten Americans one will always disagree with the other nine."
-Collin Mockery
Who's Line is it Anyway

Borrow money from a pessimist, he won't expect it back.

squeaks
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 326
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:45 pm
Location: Enoch, UT(next to Cedar City)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:04 pm

Where'd you get a compressor for that price? Ebay?
  • 0

sgort87 wrote:I hereby present Flying_Salt with The one and only <a href="http://www.geocities.com/sgort87/ghetto">Ghetto Award!</a>
User avatar
Flying_Salt
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 779
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:57 pm
Location: Texas
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:06 pm

last year, for my birthday ( I forgot which) I got a nice 25 gallon, 6.f cfm at 40 psi, 4.5 cfm at 90 psi compressor that goes to 155 psi.

that is cool. compressors are so nice, everyone should have one. :)
  • 0

Persistence is a measure of faith in yourself
User avatar
schmanman
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1685
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:28 pm
Location: Michigan,U.S.A
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:11 pm

I got it at Kragen (yep, unbelievable, that place is usually sooo expensive). There was a 22 gallon one for only 50 DOLLARS, but my mom said that thing was too damn big. Oh well, you can't win 'em all. I got a good deal anyway. They had the same thing at OSH (usually cheap) for $130. And they had a 3 gallon 1 hp one for $100, with no goodies included.
  • 0

User avatar
noname
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2699
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:19 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: Hayseed_Andrew » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:30 pm

I have 4 compressors, a 10hp one two 5's and a stupid car one (this is definitly my most useless post yet)

schmanman, Whats the cubic inch capacity of your swat gun, and does anyone know how big the biggest Coaxial ever built is?
  • 0


Hayseed_Andrew
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 96
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:55 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:41 pm

The only one I have is a stupid car one...
Well hayseed, if you ever feel generous....lol jk
Hoping to get one for Christmas, but probably won't (a little tight $$)
Is there a way to make one with a lawnmower engine?
  • 0

sgort87 wrote:I hereby present Flying_Salt with The one and only <a href="http://www.geocities.com/sgort87/ghetto">Ghetto Award!</a>
User avatar
Flying_Salt
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 779
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:57 pm
Location: Texas
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: Hayseed_Andrew » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:49 pm

I'd give you one, but you might as well just buy a new one, because It'd cost that much just to ship one from Canada, and the farm kinda needs all 4 (except for the stupid car one, which, conveniently, is built into the stupid car!)

I'm not shure about a lawnmower engine, but I've heard about people talking a 4 cylinder gas or diesel engine and turning one or two of the cylinders into compressor cylinders, (I imagine that't move a lot of air)
You could probly do that with any engine with more than 1 cylinder (or two lawnmower engines with the shafts attached) Ya know?
  • 0


Hayseed_Andrew
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 96
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:55 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:52 pm

Thats sweet I'm thinking about getting one to fill up my new pnuematic because the one I have is like 1/2hp I'm thinking about this one thats 3hp 4 gal and only 70 bucks at pep boys. I'm assuming yours isn't a name brand compressor which I found is what makes them cost so much.
  • 0

User avatar
MisterSteve124
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 702
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:11 pm
Location: West Chester, PA
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:46 am

The biggest coaxial ever will be made by me, now that I have a steady income and a 20 foot long piece of 8" PVC in my backyard. And now I have a compressor instead of a bike pump. :lol:
Now I have 4 too, this new one plus 3 of the car ones. I actually managed to get one of those to pump all the way to 60 psi once, and it didn't even break!
  • 0

User avatar
noname
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2699
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:19 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:16 pm

Now it's time for semi autos and actual BBMGs. :twisted:
  • 0

User avatar
noname
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2699
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:19 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: squeaks » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:23 pm

I think you should make a 6" coaxial piston valve cannon with that 8" pipe. It should be able to do some pretty decent pumpkin chunkin' with that.
  • 0

"Nine out of ten Americans agree that out of ten Americans one will always disagree with the other nine."
-Collin Mockery
Who's Line is it Anyway

Borrow money from a pessimist, he won't expect it back.

squeaks
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 326
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:45 pm
Location: Enoch, UT(next to Cedar City)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:15 pm

Naw, I'm just going to use a 20 foot 4" barrel and leave it coaxial.
  • 0

User avatar
noname
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2699
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:19 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:16 pm

that will be cool. man, now I have to extend my barrel to keep up! :lol:
  • 0

Persistence is a measure of faith in yourself
User avatar
schmanman
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1685
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:28 pm
Location: Michigan,U.S.A
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Infernal2 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:20 pm

Y'know, I've always wondered why more people just don't make their own air compressors. They are tremendously easy to build. Especially for those of us in the pneumatic side of this hobby.
  • 0


Infernal2
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:38 pm
Reputation: 0

Next

Return to General Spud Cannon Related

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'