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Forum topic by , posted 03-25-2012 04:38 AM 1117 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2012 04:38 AM

I am including pics of my new speedaire compressor. It was purchased new Jan 2010. It was owned by a lab. A maintnance tag was hanging from the pump and was initialed monthly for pump oil changes. The compressor was replaced with a larger unit with more capacity. The owners demo the compressor and it worked great. It has a cast iron pump made in USA, an Emerson motor that us 30 amps. I installed a splitter at the air outlet to run low pressure spray guns on one side and high pressure tools on the other side. I am so happy with this new acquisition. I have chewed up several lesser portable compressors and hate the feeling of having a job to finish when my air compressor go bad. This compressor has plenty of air for us with 25 cfm output and should rum strong for the next 20 years with regular maintnance.

Here are the pics;

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 06:29 AM

Niiiiiice score Jerry.

Any idea what it retailed for when new?

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 06:47 AM

Wow nice score. 25cfm, healthy!

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 01:18 PM

Thanks. Grainger told me 2000.00 and I paid 750.00. The guy refused to go lower but that price was great value. The company that sold me the unit was the actual company contracted for maintaining the unit. They told me since being in a shop, in addition to monthly oil changes that they were doing, I should also change the air filter regularly.

So I set it up with 4 high pressure outlets for ff table, pneumatic gun for ff assembly and two outlets for nail guns. I also split into a lower pressure end and made two outlets to allow for two hvlp guns to be run. I also plan to buy a dynabrade sander in the future. But given air consumption with dynabrade, only 1 or maybe 2 sanders will be ran. I will be careful not to pull more then 25 cfm with the tools I use.

Thanks for the comments guys.

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 03:10 PM

If I was shopping by name-brand, Speedaire would have to be right at the top of my list. Great score!

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 09:30 PM

thanks. I wired it today. I have not found an on and off power switch. There is a cutoff valve for the air but no power switch. I plan to install a cut off switch so I can terminate the power when not in use. I fear if a leak ever occurred while I am not around then the motor/pump would run constant. I have a hard time understanding there is no power switch on the unit. Hmmmmm. Well, I am excited to put the unit to use.

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