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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 02-06-2007 09:25 PM 755 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just bought a new bosch compressor and it will only pump up to 20lbp. It’s not leaking because it holds the pressure that it pumps up. When I first got it it would pump up to 120lbp with no problem then I added some more hose and now it won’t pump up more than 20lbs. Any suggestions on whats going on? Is this the right forum for this question?jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -



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Ethan Sincox

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#1 posted 02-06-2007 09:35 PM

Mike,
Sorry, I don’t really know enough about compressors to answer that question. Did you first try removing the additional hose and checking the PSI to see if it goes back up?

I was just posting to answer your last question. You actually made a blog entry, so your question isn’t posted in the forum at all. But it probably would have been more appropriatly placed in a Forum for questions or problems.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 02-06-2007 09:38 PM

Hi Red, No I just could’nt see how that could affect it unless it was leaking and I checked that it was ok. Only other thing is maybe theres a limit switch that I’ve moved. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#3 posted 02-06-2007 10:14 PM

Mike:

There should be a switch that shuts the machine off. So it probably has electric wires running to it. Then there would be an adjustment with that you would screw down. When the pressure builds then the machine shuts off.

The hose shouldn’t have any effect to it not getting to higher pressure. Check you manual for adjusting pressure. I wasn’t able to find their manual online.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 02-06-2007 10:16 PM

Ethan is fine, Mike. I’d prefer avoiding that nick name.

Check the manual and see if you do have a limiting switch you might have accidentally hit.

I didn’t think it would help to change back to the shorter hose, but any time I come up with a problem, I always try to reverse my steps and rule out the possibility that I might have messed it up myself or that my change caused the problem.

You could always try calling the company support number; I bet there is one in the manual.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#5 posted 02-06-2007 10:21 PM

You should have a knob that adjust the pressure up and down. Does this have any effect?

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 02-07-2007 12:41 AM

Hi guys, thanks for all your responses, I’ve been out in the shop and I found the limit and adjusted that and it did’nt make any difference. It was leaking a little around the limit switch but it stopped after a bit. It has me stumped and the owners manual is no help. Thanks again fellas. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Don

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#7 posted 02-07-2007 12:43 AM

Take it back to the supplier.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#8 posted 02-07-2007 12:45 AM

I guess I’ll have to. mike thanks Don

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#9 posted 02-07-2007 03:28 AM

What store are you taking that back to Mike so I don’t walk in and see a bosch air compressor for a great price, and a No return policy on it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#10 posted 02-07-2007 03:47 AM

I didn’t know that you could resell tools that were known defective? Am I that gullible?

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#11 posted 02-07-2007 04:14 AM

I had porter cable do the same thing. I had my bud look at it as he fixs things like that for a hobbie. It turned out to the regulator. It was only a few dollars to fix.

Dusty

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Karson

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#12 posted 02-07-2007 04:49 AM

Obi: I bought a 10,000 Watt generator at Home Depot and when I got it home I noticed that there was oil all over the outside and there was no oil in the crankcase.

So I don’t know if was returned as defective of just returned. But in my mind it had run out of oil and could have kept running and destroyed the motor. I don’t know because I return it also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#13 posted 02-07-2007 04:56 AM

I was at Home Depot and saw a Rigid compressor and it had a no return policy tag on it. Who would buy a tool that had a new price tag but no return policy? There was a blog here … oh yeah, the toolcrib guys, that had a warranty question. If it isn’t going to last 90 days then they probably arent going to be in business for very long.

And I think it was Marc ( pick a Marc, any Marc) that was talking about buying a new router and it wouldn’t be a certain brand. (I won’t mention the name brand but it think it had the initials of P-C. ... which stands for Personal Computer)

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Karson

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#14 posted 02-07-2007 05:11 AM

I think it was Mark DeCou that said that.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 02-07-2007 05:17 AM

Mike
Check the air intake, there’s a possibility some thing came loose & blocked it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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