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Air Compressor Woes

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by 62CheepJeep, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Feb 17, 2019
    3b a runnin

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  2. Feb 17, 2019
    Dave Deyton

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    Can't go wrong with that compressor.
    Bought mine in about 96?

    It cost roughly 1200.00 back then. So this is smart money now.
    23 or more years use. Far from continuous use, but heavy extended use at certain
    times.
    24 years / 1200.00 purchase price.

    That compressor doesn't owe me a dime and is re-buildable to give it
    a second chance.

    One mod I did was to add a piece of pipe with an elbow on it to
    make oil change easier. The original design ran oil over the motor
    mounting plate. Patton's Air Inc. near here sells Quincy's and services them.
    I get my filters and oil from them. This is a noisy compressor and I would
    recommend building a shed out back and piping it back into the garage.
    Dave
     
  3. Feb 18, 2019
    Glenn

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    I've also got that Quincy....love it!
     
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  4. Feb 18, 2019
    Dave Deyton

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    My wife's sister's husband did sandblasting work. He was getting his work truck inspected at a Jiffy Lube and noticed
    an unused Quincy Compressor unhooked and sitting under the eves at the back of the shop.
    He asked, "are you going to use that Quincy compressor?" The guy says no. "How much you want for it?"
    $100.00." He reached in his pocket to give him the cash. "Not now, meet me here at midnight."
    He said, "forget it, I've got enough trouble without buying a stolen compressor."

    Dave
     
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  5. Feb 18, 2019
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member Sponsor

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    I've got an 80 Gal version of the Quincy made by Craftsman I bought in '03. I see the current Craftsman's are single instead of dual so I don't believe they are as effective. Cost me $950 then (was on sale). Did a bunch of sanding with Orbital last Sept and it ran without a hitch.
     
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    Steve's 70-5

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    Cap-n-Cray

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  8. Mar 5, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Well I managed to get the table and bench finished using the air compressor and sander. Took longer than I would have liked but turned out great. IMHO. Already have an order for another one.
     

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  9. Mar 5, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    Looks really good
     
  10. Mar 5, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Thanks 3B

    Wet sanded to 600 grit then buffed with rubbing compound. It is slick as glass.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2019
    Alan28

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    62CheepJeep

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    That’s a lot of money. Too much for me. But am sure it’s well worth it to someone who can afford it.

    Thanks Alan
     
  13. Mar 15, 2019
    william_cj3b

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    Quincy compressors are the real deal! They're built about 50 miles from me in Bay Minette, AL.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2019
    EMA

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    "Air sanders" have a high CFM use...
    I have a 10-Horse unit, two-stage compressor on a 220/50a line.
    What REALLY makes the difference....Tank Capacity.
    I have a "used " 150 gallon upright....connected to a 80 gallon horizontal tank.
    I have spent 10 hour days sanding on my truck to paint...
    I hear the compressor come on once in awhile then shut off... but never have the slowdown on tools anymore..... plus Impact tools.
    Find a BIG used air tank from a broken compressor...they are cheap out there.

    George
     
  15. Mar 21, 2019
    62CheepJeep

    62CheepJeep Member

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    Thanks that’s great information. I will look to see what I can find.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2019
    EMA

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    Just a after thought.... If you are using 1/4" hoses...they are good only for filling tires.
    Don't use anything less than 3/8" ID hose.... 1/2" if you are going to be running any length over 25-foot...
    The 3/8" is bulkier and akward but over time you won't miss the skinny hose...
    I have seen large capacity ( tanks & compressors ) but using 1/4" lines to the tools...not good.
    It is all about getting CFM to the tool.
    Good Luck..!

    George
     
  17. Mar 21, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Using 3/8” x 50’ hose
     
  18. Mar 22, 2019
    cb_gb

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    The problem with most 3/8" hoses are they take a 1/4" fitting. And most 1/4" fittings are fairly restrictive. I switched to Milton "V" style high flow fittings, kit #S-217, they claim to flow 74 scfm. Can't vouch for the numbers, but they do make a difference. If you're at the limit with your compressor, it may be worth the $13 to give it a shot.
     
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  19. Apr 2, 2019
    IRQVET

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