Campbell Hausfeld Iron Force Compressor - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2005, 08:04 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 49
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Campbell Hausfeld Iron Force Compressor

Hey guys,

I have been looking for a compressor for some time and wasn't able to lay out the $1,000.00-1,500.00 for a belt driven, 2 stage unit. I am a home hobbyist and paint about two cars a year. The other day I was in Lowes and they had a Campbell Hausfeld 80 gallon, 2 stage commercial unit on the floor. It was the floor model and was missing the gages and the air filter element and housing and a few other things even the instructions. They were selling it for $500.00. I thought because it was a floor unit, I don't know. I went to the cashier and said I wanted it figuring it was still a good deal for a 2 stage unit. I paid for it and went to get my truck and when I pulled up they put a brand new one still in the box in the back of my truck. I could't believe it. It was a $1,100.00 unit. I asked if I was supposed to get a new one and they said yes. I got it home and 4 of my buddies helped lift it off of the truck and into the garage. After unboxing it and taking the skid off I then had a chance to look over everything. It was indeed brand new with nothing missing even had the instructions. I filled it with oil and ran it for an hour the recommended break in period. It ran great. So for $500.00 bucks I think I got a deal and will be able to paint my cars and run a DA with ease.

I didn't have time to research it because they only had 2 left. but I figured for the price for an 80 gallon, 2 stage, commercial compressor I should't have any problems running a DA or painting a complete car. What do you guys think? I know it's not an eaton or IR but for the price I thing I got a steal.

Finally, I have it sitting on my concrete floor on 1" plywood. Is it really necessary to have the vibration/isolation pads? Do they make that much of a difference? If so I can't find anyone locally who sells them where can I get them.

I have listed the link below check it out.

Thanks
Jim


http://www.chironforce.com/itemdetail.asp?itemID=9046&catID=1561&parentID=100 &item_typeID=10
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2005, 09:48 AM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,810
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 81 Times in 68 Posts
Man that never happens to me . You are very fortunate, enjoy your $500 compressor.

Vince
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2005, 10:32 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: maryland
Posts: 285
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks I feel lucky, any suggestions about the vibrating pads?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2005, 10:36 AM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,913
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
From what I've read on HR.Com in the past, there might be better 2 stage units than the CH unit when you are spending $1,000-$1,500. But NOT when you can score that compressor for $500. Nice stroke of luck. And enjoy your good fortune.
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2005, 06:58 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: maryland
Posts: 285
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Way to go I wish I had your kind of luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2005, 04:26 PM
S10xGN's Avatar
Gotta love a turbo!
 

Last journal entry: Body on Frame today.
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Port Neches, TX
Age: 60
Posts: 1,558
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 49 Times in 47 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveh
Thanks I feel lucky, any suggestions about the vibrating pads?
I got four of those ugly brown square rubber furniture pads (each are about 3" x 3" x 1/2") and drilled a 7/16" hole through the center of each one. Next got four 3/8" x 1" carriage bolts and turned the heads of in my lathe so the heads are now flat (about 1/16" thick) instead of semi-round. Had the son tip the compressor back just enough to slide the pad/bolt assemblies under each leg and fastened the carriage bolt with a washer, lock-washer, and nut. Now it's setting on four pads and it YES, does make a difference.

Russ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2005, 06:39 PM
antiquecar's Avatar
old car nut
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: northern ky
Age: 68
Posts: 108
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I have the same compressor and yes you need isolation pads on it. I cut an old tire up and made pads our of it. The first think I did was remove the bottem drain valve and put it a 90 and ran the line out past the end of the compressor. I have a foot valve on the end so it is easy to drain. Drain it every time you use it and you will hold down the moisture and increase the life of the tank.
Jan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turbo vs Supercharger - Write up!! FastChevyTruck Engine 107 02-16-2011 12:18 PM
larger compressor gburgess2002 Garage - Tools 13 07-19-2009 09:36 AM
air lines CARGUY Garage - Tools 96 11-16-2006 04:11 PM
Best Rust Inhibitor? bigbrowndog Body - Exterior 45 11-21-2004 08:26 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.