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Discussion in 'Compressors' started by ad fez, Aug 28, 2013.
nice work man and its also cool with two compressors work so much better :triumphant:
If you have a donor compressor a monkey can build a home built compressor. You remove the old noisy compressor from the tank, connect the new quiet compressor, the same way. It's only 2-3 wires, and 1 air line, simple.
ok then i guess ill have my wife build one... shes pretty good at peeling bananas:acne:
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Great job fez
haha good I'll have 1..... your listening to fez on radio 6 goooooollllllllldd
I need to look into this need ferret air
Awesome job mate it looks and sounds sweet! I think we have 'Compressedairtutor.org'
I do agree with you WhiteKnight that the oil used as a certain smell to it! However when I have previously took the tops off these sealed compresssors I have found that the inlet pipes are not flush with the inside wall and can be poked through by upto half an inch or so making it impossible to fully drain the oil, hence the reason I mentioned drilling holes and not drilling holes, and dedending on the point where these pipes enter, that half an inch can be quite a lot of oil! I have thought about using thin PTFE pipe attached to a syringe and poking this in the air inlet and sucking out the old oil but you can not be sure you have reached the bottom of the compressor unit!
Unlike the US or Canda we cannot walk into the local Boots Chemist (Pharmacy) and ask for a litre of SAE40 compressor oil (they would probably look at you like a moron, ask if its made by Johnsons and offer an alternative of baby oil) and I do find it dificult to get the correct type of comp oil locally (Machine mart do stock it for their range of Shush compressors but Machine Mart prices being as they are they would want a kidney and a cornea in exchange!) . I use the BAMBI SB-46 oil at £20 for 1 litre inc P+P it is made for these types of comps and I believe is a slightly lower viscosity than normal comp oil and is non toxic.
Fezzles .... Just watch the vid .... That is a piece of super dooper kit mate! How fast does it fill the tank from empty to switch off?
Until you get used to it just keep an eye on how warm the comps get (part of working out their duty cycle). They will get quite hot if run for extended periods continually. Tyr working to a duty cycle of no more than 50% i.e they are off as much as they are on or better ... 25% would be ideal and this was probably about the duty cycle of my old dead Bambi!
Yet again ... congrats mate that is an excellent job! :triumphant:
Thanks bud. .... from empty to switch off at 100psi takes about 4 mins 30..... I hadn't used it for painting yet. ... but with output at 25psi on 25 litre tank it should not be on to much. ... hopefully I should be able to hey a bit of painting done tonight so I'll see how it goes. ..... only one prob so far. .. getting s trickle of oil in first moisture trap. ... could it be levels are to high?
The oil levels will be correct or slightly low as they were factory filled. I believe these types of compressor do chuck out a bit of oil but as I said previously, as it was a closed loop system it always ended up back in the compressor. Just keep your eye on it.
That looks superb, really like the air filters, where did you get them from?!
hey jack.... i got them from ebaY.... just search mini air filter.... bout £3.50 each
Excellent video, very informative.
Just read this thread and all i can say is thanks guys! I`ve been collecting the bits to make my own comp and his had answered a lot of my questions, by the way Great job Fez
I was wondering if you left the factory oil in the comp's or if you replaced with something else?
It's still got factory oil in at the moment Bro. ... the first moisture/oil trap collects about halfa teaspoon of oil every 3 hour painting session ..... considering that's from 2 comps is not losing very much but I'll give them an empty and top up eventually with proper comp oil.... but at the moment it is running fine..... fyi last night I was spraying fabric and was spraying at around 55psi and comp handled it perfectly with around a 20% duty cycle
Huh. Mine never pushes oil into the trap. And I never seem to find it in the tank. Wonder if I am not putting enough oil in or if my discharge tubes having an upward loop is handling it.
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when I build mine I will put a 12" rise on the outlet. We do this on roof units to keep the oil at the unit. This may be something to look into for these diy compressors