Tools & Fabrication - Got an air compressor tonight
07-02-2003, 11:34 PM
Got a 60 gallon oil lube compressor from home depot. It's 7 HP / 240 Volts.
Now I have to get some tools, a water trap/filter, and pressure regulator. Alls I have right now is a blower attachment, and the thing to air up tires. I could feel moisture coming out of the blower, so I know I need the water trap thing.
07-03-2003, 12:43 AM
cool new toys to play with. have fun :cheers:
07-03-2003, 12:48 AM
How much was it?
07-03-2003, 08:40 AM
It was $400, but then I had to buy a power cable, oil, air hose, adapters, and accessory pack which ran about another $50.
I thought it was strange that it didn't come with a power cable. Oh well. I bought one that plugs into the same outlet as the dryer. I think I'm going to run a new outlet so I don't have to unplug the dry each time I want to use it :)
07-03-2003, 09:52 AM
I tapped off the stove / oven breaker for my
garage 240V, since that never gets used, and
ran hard conduit to several dryer outlet type
sockets for my compressors and welders.
Be sure to drain the tank before & after use,
and you'll cut the entrained water levels as
well as extending tank life. Especially if you
live in a swamp like me, the amount you'll get
is pretty substantial (you could even fill the
tank with water if you were careless enough, for
07-04-2003, 05:13 AM
Might I suggest you remove that little petcock on the bottom of the tank completely and replace it with a male to female 90*, a length of pipe, a ball valve and another length of pipe to make opening and draining he tank easier.
Do basically the same thing to the oil drain (without the ball valve) to get the oil drain away from the compressor. opening that thing up and the oil draining all over the side of the tank is a mess to clean up.
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