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Air pump.
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Clod    Posted 06-26-2003 at 15:06:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a big central unit compressor out in the shop.It still works I am sure.So Some of you would know how to make a pump to pump tires up as I saw one before.Because it is big compressor,Can you tell me if it would be good to hook up to the compressor tank I have which the compressor part is junk now? The big pipe is INTAKE? Or pressure (On the AC Comp)How much pressure/volume can I expect from it(220 volt by the way)Can I hook the pressure switch to it that was on the shop elect compressor that quit?Any info would help.I know how to wire it ok.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 06-27-2003 at 09:59:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
CLod what kind of tires are you airing up,If its bigger equipment tires like on a scraper or grader a good portable compressor can be made from and old square Ford AC compressor. Mount it un the the hood on an extra pulley and wir it up just flip a switch and have a tank in the back. Just make sure to have a good pop off and anisolated switch. I had one on an old service truck one time had pipe bumpers i made to hold the air done good on scraper tires.

Clod    Posted 06-26-2003 at 15:52:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is the same size I have..Oh yes..Will it last long as an air pump with no lubricant going through the piston/cylinder sections?

Burrhead    Posted 06-26-2003 at 21:20:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
that thing should last for years unless you plan to use it continually.

I may be wrong but if I see the pic right the intake side of the compressor is the one towards the back of the pic.

The line that goes thru the accumulator (aka dryer) is the intake. The dryer looks like a big coffee can. If you pour a few drops of auto tranny fluid thru the intake about once a month should do alright. It probly will pump up to 150-160 psi.

Jimbob    Posted 06-27-2003 at 02:46:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it is free, one can try it. The motor in the pump depends upon refergeration to cool the motor windings & without an oil sump, lubrication is an issue. Make sure you get a ANSI certified tank! A friend of mine used water tank & it failed under 125 PSI. It about leveled the garage it was in after it blew up. If he would have been in the garage he would have been injured or killed.

Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 05:39:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks you guys.Since the shop compressor motor/compressor blew out we only have a big jackhammer compressor to air up tires.It is often away.The boss wont buy another compressor.The tank is like new.If you buy a standing tank compressor.Find out if the compressor crank has an oil sump.This one had nothing to oil the crank and rods.Made in China I believe.

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