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cutthroatkid 09-30-2012 04:10 PM

help with new compressor
 
so I just bought a new compressor&I need some help...it a 60 gallon single stage dual head cast iron puma compressor...The store wasn't very helpful&had ZERO paperwork on it.I know its a 6hp but is 3hp running&believe but not certain it runs@175 max psi.There not a adjustable gauge on it like on my other one to set the psi.
So here are my questions do I just run a separate gauge for the actually I know I do just how do I add it?Also not sure of What type of plumbing I should use I currently use a small oil/moisture seperator &a small filter that attaches to the end of my hvlp gun.
I know that's not enough What do You recommend?Also it seems I need to hardware this thing straight to my box in my shop.Any help would be greatly appreciated

BOBCRMAN@aol.com 09-30-2012 05:14 PM

Run an accessable drain on the bottom of the tank. Best to use a good on/off ball valve. Or a bit more expensive, as on my system. A valve that opens automatically any time pressure gets below 10 lbs. ( from a semi-truck).
You will have an outlet on the side of the tank for pressure air. Run an air/water seperator and regulator from this outlet. For a direct hose connection.
If you hard plumb lines. Make sure all lines drain back to compressor. Put a regulator/filter at each outlet.

Wiring electricity depends on local codes. Here at home, I use no.10 Romex and a 20 amp 220 breaker in the box.

cutthroatkid 09-30-2012 05:32 PM

where I live no codes on nothing residential only commercial.There is a valve on the side for on off,there's also a drain on the bottom that's a valve soo much better Then having to unscrew like on my old set up.So I run the regulator out the side&Then out of that my air outlet?

Old Fool 10-01-2012 08:33 AM

Good basic installation, Air Piping Layout

cobalt327 10-01-2012 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Old Fool (Post 1595320)
Good basic installation, Air Piping Layout

I have noticed through the years that you have always given guys good solid info along w/safety info on air compressors, I just want to say good job. Prolly saved someone from injury- or worse.

boatbob2 10-01-2012 10:12 AM

New compressors.......
 
Hi,when i plumb a new compressor,near the top ,where the outlet is,i use galvanized pipe to make a long U shape down,,about 4 foot long,6inches across,then add a drain valve there,then back up to the height of the original outlet,with another drain,then thats where my air hose goes,so i have 3 places to catch and drain water,overkill im sure,but,only a VERY small amount of water gets by,,just before spraying I use an aluminum toilet paper filter to catch the remaining water...

Old Fool 10-02-2012 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by cobalt327 (Post 1595322)
I have noticed through the years that you have always given guys good solid info along w/safety info on air compressors, I just want to say good job. Prolly saved someone from injury- or worse.

Thank you for the kind words. I would be the happiest man in the world if any of my safety Nazi advice were to save one person injury, but we will never know.

Flash back: march 1974, OF was Young Fart, crashed 73 Z/28.
Was in hospital 2 weeks.
Had semi private room, other bed was occupied by a guy whose name is now forgotten.
He had rigged up a hot water tank as a pressure storage tank for his home made compressed air system. ( which in itself can be safely done)
He had NO safety relief valve on the system. the pressure shut off switch failed and well you know the rest of the story.
He dam near lost both legs from the tank exploding.

From that 2 week stay in the hospital I learned and reaffirmed that safety comes first.
Both of us were lucky to be able to walk out of that place , thanks in part to the good doctors and the good Lord.

Old Fool 10-02-2012 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by cutthroatkid (Post 1595170)
so I just bought a new compressor&I need some help...it a 60 gallon single stage dual head cast iron puma compressor...The store wasn't very helpful&had ZERO paperwork on it.I know its a 6hp but is 3hp running&believe but not certain it runs@175 max psi.There not a adjustable gauge on it like on my other one to set the psi.
So here are my questions do I just run a separate gauge for the actually I know I do just how do I add it?Also not sure of What type of plumbing I should use I currently use a small oil/moisture seperator &a small filter that attaches to the end of my hvlp gun.
I know that's not enough What do You recommend?Also it seems I need to hardware this thing straight to my box in my shop.Any help would be greatly appreciated

Google the model number and download the O&M manual for it :)


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