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05-22-2010 06:26 AM

I have always been spraying with a 15 gallon craftsman, very loud. I also use a small 2 gallon Roll Air 1 1/2 horse. I had been using the craftsman because the roll air runs non stop when spraying with it and makes everything smell like a motor burning. Last week when spraying my Craftsman gave out, bought that craftsman new back in 2002. Then back to using the Roll Air and it got me through the end.

We are on a tight budget so off to CL. I found many 60 gallon compressors to choose from. I was looking at a 250.00 budget. Well, I found a 60 gallon 7hp husky 240v. I am sure most of us are familiar with the specs. It looks brand new, appears to have seen very little use. The fellow said it was only used about one time per month in some print shop. I guess it has seen very minimal use. The print shop was bought out by a larger company. It is quite large and I am sure compared to what I am used to spraying with it will be a very nice luxury. So I gave the guy 250.00 and got the compressor, regulator and one of those in line water filter thingy, and he threw in 2 50’ rubber (good quality) hoses. I actually use a cheapo stiff hose that I hate from “walmart”, the hose I use was actually a gift and never got around to getting a real hose so always just suffered with old stiff hose.

So I am excited and will spend tomorrow getting it in service to spray with. The more flexible rubber hose itself will be a real treat to use not counting the air compressor.

As a side note to all, we are actually planning a move into our new shop during the month of June. Some of that will depend on a potential customer who wants cabinets installed by June 11th, which if we got that customer it would push our move back about 3 weeks into the new shop. The new shop has a separate 20’ by 20’ spray booth. Very excited!!!

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#1 posted 05-22-2010 06:42 AM

That sounds great! I really enjoy my 60 gallon compressor and I bet after using yours a bit you will wonder why you waited so long.

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 06:53 AM

Sounds like a good deal

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#3 posted 05-22-2010 07:54 AM

sounds like someone will have some fun!

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 08:15 AM

Very cool and useful purchase.

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#5 posted 05-22-2010 04:17 PM

thanks for the comments. Now to get it off of the truck with my wife. Then I have to figure out some wiring requirements. The wire on that thing is very thick. I will have to look up electrical requirements. It says 240v. I have ran 2 separate 220v runs to my small garage shop right now but they do not have the right type connector which makes it difficult to connect. The husky has a 3 prong circular pattern unlike my other 220 machines. I think the 7hp motor is only rated at 15 amps which to me is confusing because my 3hp shaper is rated at 16 amps. My 3hp drum sander is rated at 16 amps, etc…

Any recommendations on wiring. I am tempted to cut off the plug on the husky and wire in a plug that fits my other plugs and utilize my existing 220v circuits, they are both on 20 amp breakers.

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