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Old 04-06-17, 11:54 PM   #1
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Anybody know anything about this unit ?
No detail from seller other than motor is missing, I'm looking for a workshop air supply, ideally around 10cfm, I have a Honda GX engine I could couple to it.
Viable or not worth the bother.

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Old 05-06-17, 02:34 AM   #2
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Does it have a makers or data plate on it anywhere?
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Old 05-06-17, 02:41 AM   #3
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Cant see one in the pics anywhere, only a recommended oil which is
Shell Talpa oil 20

Managed to blow a pic up a bit, and can read the following on a label on the pressure cylinder.
Hydraulic Test 300 lbs and a date of 16th June 1954

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Old 05-06-17, 10:36 AM   #4
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My opinion, not worth the effort, chances are its not big enough. 10cfm is a fair sized requirement and I doubt it will be anything near that.
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Old 05-06-17, 10:51 AM   #5
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To be honest Rob that's what i was thinking, but sitting here bored stiff it seemed a reasonable idea at silly o'clock.

Day before I went in for surgery machine-mart delivered my new 14cfm Clarke industrial compressor, 3 hp motor 50 litre tank.
Thing it my 5kva genny won't start it properly so it keeps tripping out.
I did check on line calculators before buying and they all say max needed was 4kva, asked the maker of my gennyy who also said it would be fine, even got mine checked for max continues output and short term surge, 5270 watts and double that on surge.
I have no idea just how inefficient the motor is, but it's gonna have to go back.
That leaves me still needing a compressor pretty sure a petrol one is my best chance, and may just built one myself, I have a little Honda GX160 so I have a start.

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Old 05-06-17, 11:43 AM   #6
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Replace it with a petrol Compressor? Surely Machine Mart sell those....
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They do, but have just put the price up by around 250 and started using those new white Honda light duty engines. 800 + for a compressor that won't last is too much for me.

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Does look quite small. To get some idea of FAD, multiply the displacement by running speed and make up a figure for volumetric efficiency, say 75%? I really have no idea, but I'm sure a bit of googling would throw up some average numbers.

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Does look quite small. To get some idea of FAD, multiply the displacement by running speed and make up a figure for volumetric efficiency, say 75%? I really have no idea, but I'm sure a bit of googling would throw up some average numbers.

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I would if I had any specs for it, but as seller doesn't
Want to even see if it turns over and make the appropriate sounds it a non starter for me, mind you it is just about in Robs back garden 😉

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Sorry, thought it was something you had 'in stock'.

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