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65_302
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posted 04-23-2003 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What size and make would be "ok" for general use around the garage. Money is a limiting factor. Something in the $150 - $200 range.

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posted 04-23-2003 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go to Sam's club and get the 1.5 HP, 20 gallon blue tank unit. I belive it is a Sanborn.
We use that one for the tack and it's great.
AQbout $140 or so at Sams.

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65_302
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posted 04-24-2003 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool. Thanks Alex.

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 04-24-2003 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're going to run it from one location, plumb in a dedicated electrical circuit.

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65_302
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posted 04-24-2003 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Scott (69Mach):
If you're going to run it from one location, plumb in a dedicated electrical circuit.

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65_302
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posted 04-24-2003 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Scott (69Mach):
If you're going to run it from one location, plumb in a dedicated electrical circuit.

Mostly like it will be moved from place to place. I will be adding a storage/work shed. It will most likely spend most of the time in the garage, but will see duty in the shed. Why would you use a dedicated line when the compressor uses everyday 120v household current?

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BlueMule
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posted 04-24-2003 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When they fire up, they like to pull a lot of juice, initially. Maybe a second or two. Depending on what's on the circuit, lights will dim, etc. Not a good way to keep the peace in the household if it's the TV or computer getting surged.

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posted 04-24-2003 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
now in the 300-400 range? looking at a coleman 7 or maybe it's 7.5 hp single stage dual cylinder 60 gal tank

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Toronado3800
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posted 04-24-2003 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd recommend getting the biggest one you can afford. I got a smaller one for a Holiday a few years back. Its easy to move around and all but I have to wait for it to refill if I'm grinding on anything...if only I could remember the specs.

Oh, and mine does the same thing with the lights. Over the winter when it hasn't ran in a week and I power it up I better have every other light on the circuit off !

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65_302
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posted 04-24-2003 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_302   Click Here to Email 65_302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While it may not be a dedicated circuit, it will mostly likely be one with limited use.

I think I will save my pennies and try to get something bigger.

Thanks for all the advise.

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mach72
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posted 04-25-2003 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
65_302, when comparing different compressors, be sure to look at the cfm ratings (usually stated at 40 and 90 psi). The higher the cfm rating the better. Don't bother with comparing hp ratings because these are all marketing b.s. (the hp ratings on most home-use compressors are rated at PEAK hp, not constant use hp). I also like to compare the amperage rating (the more the better). What do you plan to use the compressor for? What air tools will you be using? This will dictate the compressor size you need. Thanks, Tom

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 04-25-2003 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto what Tom said. A few additional bucks can make a big difference in performance. Plus, shopping for a new toy is half the fun...

If you go bigger, I reiterate what I said about a dedicated circuit. It's easy to run a 20 amp line from your box to your garage. Find a good location for it and buy plenty of air hose. That way you can use it just about anywhere you want.

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