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Got a new toy

Discussion in 'Tools and Fixtures Ratings Threads' started by mtnman, Apr 15, 2017.



  1. mtnman

    mtnman Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter ++

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    Yesterday I went and bought myself a new toy. It's something I've wanted for a long time. I bought myself a good air compressor. Not one of those little shitty ones that you can drag around, I have those already and up until yesterday it was all I had. This one is HUGE! Quincy 20 with a 5hp motor. The motor is not one of those little capacitor start/capacitor run things, it's a full size, continues duty, Baldor 5hp. The head is a two cylinder two stage pump. The tank is 80 gallons. Wired it up today and fired her up, WOW! She made 165 lbs in 4 minutes. It's rated at 17cfm at 175lbs. Now I can sandblast without waiting and my 1" impact is now usable. Now to pipe air all over my building. That's next weeks project.


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    I'm curious about the 1" impact. What do you use it on?
     
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    There is a better alternative to sandblasting, but it's still a nice compressor. You can paint cars with it and inflate tires.



     
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    yea you never realize how much time you waste with the little compressors untill you fianlly work with a Big'un.
     
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    There is nothing like being full of air. Fortunately all my sprayers and bigger trucks have on board air so I drive them around.LOL
     
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    Things that don't want to move. I used to work on BIG stuff.
     
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    Give me a few thousand $$$ and I'll go green. Till then I make dust!
     
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    Used a 1 incher on Bud Wheels and on hvy equip for many years. No more. Glad that crap is in the past..................:beer:
     
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    Where's the lines out go? I have mine (30 gal, 5hp) out in the garage also and I ginned up a ¾ copper run down into my shop so I could have air there. There's also connections in the garage for when I have to do something out there.

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    PS congrats on the new toy.
     
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    I've been piping air all over my shop, out back under the carport and on the front porch. I'm using 3/4 PVC. Once it's all complete I'll connect the pipes in the picture.


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    Unh, just one suggestion, mountain, connect with a flexible line somewhere there between the tank and the anchored-to-the-post T - vibrations will break something.

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    I though about putting a flex line, I've got a bunch of Hydraulic hose. But then I thought, that board is just leaning on the wall, a little wedged behind the T, the PVC is just laying on the board. There's 10' of PVC to the roof and a 90. That 10' of loose pipe should absorb all the vibration.
     
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