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Old 02-15-2006, 11:32 AM
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Air Compressor Specs and General Info.

My friend as an air compressor he says I can have it if I get it running (he owes me $$$). So I find a loose wire reconnect it and the thing runs. Anyway, I'm looking for the some basic information.

I have no idea how old it is, but it reads Energair on the tank. I've included a picture of one I found on the web that looks similar.

The compressor itself reads (at least the tag I looked at)

Ingersoll-Rand
Model: MA 7260021
Model #: 3B50E6VB/11173
Serial#: DC86071-0189

Volts: 230
RPM: 3440
Insul Class B
Amps 18.0
SF 1.0
HP SPL 5.0
Code G PH1

That's about all of the information I've gotten off it thus far. It will also need a new tank as the old one has a small leak. Any ideas on where to get a replacement tank?

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What ever you do DON'T UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TRY AND REPAIR THAT TANK! I know you said you were going to replace it and that is the only safe thing to do since welding a tank can be extremely dangerous. It really is not practical to repair an older single stage compressor if the tank is shot because you can buy one of the cheaper compressors for about the price of a replacement tank, maybe even less after adding freight. This very thing came up some time back and the fellow had a heck of a time trying to get a tank shipped (I hooked him up with the outfit unfortunately ) and I believe he finally just bought a cheap compressor, used the tank and sold the rest of it. It may be a good idea to price all the parts needed before buying anything and compare that to a new compressor.
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Can you tell from the specs that it is single stage? I don't know much about compressors.

I'm also considering this single stage unit from Harbour Freight, I can get it direct from the local H.F. store for $400.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3848
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