Should I buy a new compressor?
Wanted to get everyones opinion which I should do. I have a 80 gal 5hp compressor at home that I'm thinking about using. It is an older compressor, probably early 70's, manufacturer is Wayne. It had a 3 phase motor on it already so that won't work for my home electrical. Here is my questioning should I buy a new single phase motor for the compressor for around $400 and have it wired or get a new compressor? As far as I know the compressor was in working order and the oil and everything else looked good on the compressor. I plan on using it for some bodywork at home, using a d/a, maybe some priming, possible painting. I also have a extra 60 gallon air tank that I'll pipe with the compressor. Money wise it would be cheaper to use what I have I didn't have to pay for the compressor or tank, obviously I'll be spending $1,000 + for a new quality compressor.