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Old 12-21-2007, 06:38 AM
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yeah, your right about all of that. that compressor was very noisy, it was hard to talk to someone next to you if it was running, you pretty much had to yell. if you made that for a shop it would more or less be a noveltie peice to show off, but it definantly was not a rare thing, we had it for concrete breaker use only or to hook up to a 1'' impact to break a seriously stuck big bolt. the gas that thing burned up, I bet that thing has consumed lots of gas in its lifetime

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2 100 gal or 100 lb tanks? 200 gal, if it is 100 gal tanks, would still be way to big and about 60-80 gal is all you would really want with a 12 to 20 CFM compressor and with less than 12 CFM you would want a 60 gal or less. If you are talking about the standard upright tanks commonly used with residential LP service they are probably 100 lb with about 35 to 40 gal capacity each.
yes 100 pound.. wrote 1 thing, thinking another lol..
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Two tanks that size should work quite well for the size compressor you are talking about but why do you want a gas engine? If the reason is for mobile use then I would suggest just using one of those tanks but if it is to be stationary then you can use both but you would then be much better off with an electric motor, much simpler to set up and a heck of a lot cheaper to operate.
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Two tanks that size should work quite well for the size compressor you are talking about but why do you want a gas engine? If the reason is for mobile use then I would suggest just using one of those tanks but if it is to be stationary then you can use both but you would then be much better off with an electric motor, much simpler to set up and a heck of a lot cheaper to operate.
no 220V and it would be hard to run it.. possible but the lawn would have to be dug up,and being in town theres codes ect.... I'm pretty sure we have a 60 amp 220 service in the house we could tap off of. only 220v appliance is the stove.. I guess 220v electric is possible
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I have one of the twin cylinder harbor freight pumps and one of their compressor motors which I mounted on a airtank from a used Sears compressor..about a 30 gallon tank..My generator will run it if I need to take it to the field and it has done all that I need to do..

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my friend has a volkswagor air compressormade in germany by vw,it will max out then shut off,but when the air pressure drops it will crank the engine and start with the use of relays no computer involved.it is a regular vw 4 cyl. 2 run 2 compress.he got it for free.like new an came with the book.
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I used to work with a guy that had a V12 Jag engine that he used as a compressor. Actually one bank was the compressor and the other was the engine. He said it worked a treat, pumped a ton of air and was an excellent conversation piece when the boys came over for beers.

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