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JeffWfarm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I found this in my barn. Plugged it in and it works, but the pump needs work, slow to fill tank. Any idea WHAT it is?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks likes it was made from an old refrigeration compressing unit. It may never pump real fast, looks like it has small pistons.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Was that barn ever used for a dairy operation? It might be a vacuum pump for the milkers.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Might be Brunner, but it looks like a home-built lash-up to me. I agree that it looks like a re-purposed reefer compressor, as it has no cooling fins. I wouldn"t trust that tank.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pre OSHA when people were smart enough to keep fingers out of belt and fan
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

MisterT wrote:
(quoted from post at 22:39:24 01/20/13)
Was that barn ever used for a dairy operation? It might be a vacuum pump for the milkers.


Yes it was a dairy farm. Thanks for the reply
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote


So maybe my best best would be to sell it for parts and get a real compressor?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

JeffWfarm wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:30:06 01/20/13)
So maybe my best best would be to sell it for parts and get a real compressor?


Remove the electric motor and maybe a few other parts, save those for future use, and then send the rest of it to the scrap pile.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

UI wouldn't be too quick to scrap it. The old compressors are the good ones. Make sure you have all leaks stopped. Use it awhile. It may improve. It'll probably never be too fast, but if it just doesn't seem to be performing, remove the head & have a look at the reed valves. I like old compreseors.

Glenn
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I helped a co-worker test run one of those once, I think it built up over 300 psi,(without a tank) make sure you have a good relief valve on it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Again, old refer pump. See how the air comes up through the
crankcase inlet? There's a valve in the piston to let it in the
cylinder.

I wouldn't run that sucker up with that tank!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

XRogerX wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:46:00 01/20/13) Might be Brunner, but it looks like a home-built lash-up to me. I agree that it looks like a re-purposed reefer compressor, as it has no cooling fins. I wouldn"t trust that tank.
Bet you are too late, as he already ran pressure up.........see outlet gauge.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Air Compressor Identity Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Spin it around so the belt is next the wall. Then you're less apt to get your shirt tail wrapped up in it.
 
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