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Old 07-24-2006, 12:10 PM
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1 compressor filling 2 tanks?

I was wondering if I can use 1 compressor and link it to my old one with an blown motor and get it to work safely if so plz advise me the one I got that is working is a continuous use one made by sears is it possible

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What Exactly are you linking??

Air ?
Electric?
Fan Belts?

The 1st one yes if your compressor can Handel the extra cubic feet of air space it has to fill .
if you have a big compressor that is of a industrial quality then yes
If you have a little home owners one trying to keep a 60 gallon tank filled using a 3/4" impact it will burn up eventually, sooner or later.



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i was tring to get one compressor to fill the tank on the broke compressor so i could have some more air to work with cuz they say too much motor an not enough tank it's an 6hp/2hp running sears professional 26 gal tank and the tank I'm tring to link with it also an 26 gal plz help me heard there is so danger behind doing this?is there any?
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[QUOTE=FiLkY]i was tring to get one compressor to fill the tank on the broke compressor so i could have some more air to work with cuz they say too much motor an not enough tank

Yup, it'll work just fine. Just plumb them together and draw from either one. I would disconnect the plumping from the failed compressor to the tank, and plug the hole just so your aren't feeding air back to the failed compressor.

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Yea that will work OK If its already in place & you don't plan on keeping the "blown up" one you can just use a piece of air hose in between them .

Just like filling a portable Air tank,
Just keep in mind the motor is gonna work 2 times as much to if you use a lot of volume.



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I do it with a small 2 hp 7 gal compressor and a 2 gal 1/4 hp compressor running in tandem, they charge an extra tank ( portable hooked in through 1/4" line ) and sometimes 2 tanks, but the second extra tank is charged with the schrader valve in the other tanks manifold.
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THANKS FO THE INFO!!!I really peciate it
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