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Old 05-30-2004, 09:44 PM
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It's my opinion,and I work on these compressors everyday,seeing how we are a Campbell Hausfeld dealer,the AIR less Compressors that you are reffering too are not any better than a foot pump.I work on all kinds of compressors and the direct drive compressors are JUNK!!!! Belt drive compressors are the only way to go! Even if they are the small ones.The smaller compressors seen to be a little noisier but are definately more worth their money .They will initially cost you a few more greenbacks but ,it will pay off in the long run!!

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Old 05-31-2004, 07:51 PM
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ok well i decided to take this pos mastercraft thing i got and buy a better one.

are campbell hausfeld and husky the same company?

i think i will buy this one. $530 at candian tire

5-hp/20-gallon with maximum psi: 125
20 amps
120V
Pump RPM: 860
Horizontal ASME portable tank with single-stage unit on wheels
Pump design is cast iron, oil lubricated, twin cylinder
Side port makes filling oil easy. Easy change filter for clean intake
Regulator with gauges (included and assembled)
Safety precautions are recommended with any air compressors
Model No. VT6290
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Old 06-01-2004, 07:42 PM
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Yes Campbell and Husky are the same ,the compressor you have in the pic is a very decent compressor,the only thing I ever had to do on those are these guys will buy them and try to use them like an industrial compressor and burn the head gasket out of them,I don't know what Campbell does to them at the factory ,but ,It seems like when you first get them and you work them pretty tough the check valve int the tank will occasionally stick causing them to blow the gasket out of the valve plate.This will be taken care of under warranty though.Don't let me discourage you from buying this one because this does not always happen ,But ,it does ocasionally nonethless.I have seen these compressors work as long as you want them to,most that dont last is because of sheer neglect.Just be sure and change oil regularly and clean the air filter and you'll like it,the are also not as noisy either!!

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Old 06-14-2004, 05:17 PM
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i got the air compressor and it seems pretty good.

how often do u suggest i change the oil in it? also does it hurt to use it when its humid outside?
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Old 06-15-2004, 06:22 PM
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I would probably change the oil the first time at about three hours of good cycling. After the oil is changed the first time,you should probably change it every couple months if you use it pretty heavy,if just on occasional use change once a summer,just to keep fresh oil in it.Just remember it doesn't have a pressure lubed system so as long as you use like a pennzoil 5-30 or an equivalent non-detergent oil,you should have no trouble with humidity . The humidity or temp. changes don't seem to effect them much ,so as long as its not -20 or -30 below you should be fine.Enjoy your compressor!!


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is campbell hausfeld air compressor oil any good? thats what its got in it right now
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Old 06-16-2004, 05:47 PM
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yes it's fine,but after the first change I would just use what ever brand you like,in case you ever have to add a little and you happen to be out of the cambell oil.



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