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Re: Determining CFMs on an old compressor

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03-15-2013 10:31:18

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Thanks for all the input so far.
Yeah, it is single phase. I looked into getting three phase run here. It'd take me 500 years to justify the cost AND I'd have to run a dozen phase converters or buy dozens of motors (15 just to run my feeding system, 12 exhaust fans, etc, etc)

So it's safe to assume this will be a better buy versus a 60 gallon upright Campbell Hausfield that's on sale for $650 at my local hardware store?

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03-15-2013 12:53:20

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 Re: Determining CFMs on an old compressor in reply to rockyridgefarm, 03-15-2013 10:31:18  
Yes, much better compressor. That appears to be an 80 gallon tank as well

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 Re: Determining CFMs on an old compressor in reply to rockyridgefarm, 03-15-2013 10:31:18  
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Looks like it was desighned to be repaired if needed whereas many modern ones are throw away when tired. Just my opinion,set the cut off psi as low as will serve your needs. Wear on motor and compressor increase dramaticly as psi increases. Granted,high pressure will inflate tires faster but a locking chuck while help with that,otherwise no sense keeping higher pressure than needed.

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