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Old 07-31-2005, 08:35 PM
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Does anyone need a big compressor?

I am just curious to see if anyone out there, namely another shop, needs a good, large air compressor. I ended up with one that is just too large for my shop. I will eventually grow into it, but not for a while. If anyone here needs one, please contact me at the link in my profile. Thanks

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TOO MUCH Compressor!!! Now there is a new angle!

J K - I would just count my blessings and hang on to the thing!
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WOW a 500+ cfm compressor? No such thing as too much compressor only too much cost to run it. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to sandblast with a comp that rarely runs at much more than idle?
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Here's a quick rundown for everyone. It has a 25hp 460v 3ph motor. It is a 4 cyl., 2 stage pump that puts out 82 cfm @ 120 psi. Max pressure is 200 psi. The tank is 8 ft. long and the top of the compressor head is over 5 ft. tall. This thing is a monster. The compressor at the local chevy dealer is smaller!
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OK. you win.

This is the FIRST overkill I have seen in here.
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Hey atleast you wont run out of air...ever lol
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Dang, I have no room in my little garage now, I can't imagine that thing. Is this like the locker room in highschool and you are trying to make everyone walk out of the shower in shame.
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I worked at a shop that had one 65 hp and one 75 hp screw copressors for one blast booth and one paint booth. There were a few other small items that ran on air and they had 4 storage tanks 4 ft diameter by 15 ft tall.
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kenseth, that wasn't my intention at all.
Just for laughs, I'll post a pic or 2 of it.
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hey i'd take it. It wouldn't have to run often or for very long.
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They're coming montea, they're coming. I'll try and get them taken and posted asap I promise.
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TOO MUCH Compressor!!! Now there is a new angle!

J K - I would just count my blessings and hang on to the thing!
It depends on what you consider too big. I work at a steel mill and the compressors that blow air into the blast furnaces puts out 198,000cfm. I think that would be too big. And when looking at the compressor it amazing how small it is. It is only about 4 feet long and about 2 feet in diameter. But it is driven by a steam turban and runs at about 200,000rpm. It has hundreds of little vanes inside to make the air. It only runs at max of 55psi but they get upset at that pressure and like to run 35psi. If it gets much over 40 the power house is calling the furnace telling them to back it down. We also have the ones over at coal injection that run a high pressure and a 9000 hp 3 phase 13,800 volt motor. Sure make a lot of heat. OK I have bored you enough.
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454, Not boring at all, in fact that is quite interesting
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