Originally Posted by oldred
stay away from DIRECT DRIVES!
1. my ancent homeade air compressor (made by a friend of the family, he gave it to me when he moved away) has 1.75HP at 115v. Ancient westinghouse motor. Is this a realistic rating?
2. at my grandma's house there is a Coleman air compressor, oil-free, direct drive, loudest frigger on the earth. (oil-free is almost always loud). But why stay away from direct drive? Does belt-drive run cooler (this is my theory on it)?