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i ll keep them open too lol

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Princess Auto also has a fair selection of compressors.
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Princess Auto also has a fair selection of compressors.

going there tomorrow ...may even find a 5 hp motor for that 575 compressor i bought...get it back to 220 where it was originally...
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Hey '58. I'm in Kingsville. Just southeast of Windsor on Lake Erie. Good luck getting that compressor fired up Nuts. Hope all works out ok. Cheers!!
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When shopping for that motor keep in mind that all you will need is a "compressor" duty motor and you do not have to have the heavy duty 5 HP motor. There is a huge difference in price and the continuous duty motor will be larger with a bigger shaft.
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When shopping for that motor keep in mind that all you will need is a "compressor" duty motor and you do not have to have the heavy duty 5 HP motor. There is a huge difference in price and the continuous duty motor will be larger with a bigger shaft.

Thanks again ....going to this Canadian version of Harbour Tools ...called Princess auto...they advised me they would have a motor for the compressor for about 150 dollars they also said i need a relay kit that would match up with 220 volts..

so be it ...getting there...

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Princess Auto Check it out... They even have their catalog in PDF format.

I always feel like a kid in a candy store when I walk through that place.
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Air Compressor

Air compressors require a 'special' motor. i remember them being called compressor duty, but i'm not sure. But just match HP in a 220v and you should be good to go.
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I bought the refurbished version of the HF MIG that oldred pointed to and have been well satisfied with it. If I were making a living at welding, doing it every day, I'd want the best on the market.

Oldred also helped me get a motor set up for a surplus 50 CFM compressor that had been powered by a 15 HP diesel engine. I had considered a 5 HP motor and ended up with a 7.5 HP "farm duty" motor. Farm duty is a little overkill, but this was a special case of lots of unknowns.

Entries 51 and 52 on this page of my journal:
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Or, for a quick shot of the motor nameplate specs:
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Working it out is in earlier entries, but you don't want to see those death traps, just the final, safe contraption. Oldred convinced me not to re-use the safety valve from a tiny little portable compressor on that thing. It would probably have made a nice warning whistle before something blew up, if called to action by a malfunction of the cut-off switch.
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When shopping for that motor keep in mind that all you will need is a "compressor" duty motor and you do not have to have the heavy duty 5 HP motor. There is a huge difference in price and the continuous duty motor will be larger with a bigger shaft.
Sorry oldred, i didn't read far enough & didn't notice two pages. But being repeated isn't all bad.
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